Screwfix Cookie Policy

HOW CAN I CHECK IF COOKIES ARE ENABLED?

Please be aware that if you disable cookies it will not be possible to place an order on the Website www.screwfix.eu (the "Website"). To check the current status of cookies please click on your browser from the list below for step-by-step instructions:

Internet Explorer

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options', then click on the 'Privacy' tab.
  • Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies.

Google Chrome

  • Click on 'Tools' (or the spanner icon) at the top of your browser window and select Options or Settings.
  • Click the 'Under the Hood/Bonnet' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button.

Safari

  • Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option.
  • Click on 'Security', then 'Accept cookies' and select 'Always'.

Firefox

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options, then select the Privacy icon.
  • In the first drop down menu labelled 'Firefox will:' select 'Remember History'.

Other

There are a number of other browsers available that will all have their own unique way of setting cookies, for assistance with these individual browsers please refer to their help section.




 

CAN I ENABLE COOKIES ON THIS WEBSITE BUT NOT ON OTHER SITES?

It is possible to only accept Cookies when you are on the Screwfix site by adding our web address to a 'safe list'. Here's how to do this in different browsers:

Internet Explorer

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options', then click on the 'Privacy' tab.
  • Under the 'Settings' menu slide the bar to the top, so that 'Block All Cookies' is selected.
  • Click the 'Sites' button and enter www.screwfix.eu in the 'Address of website' bar, then select 'Allow'.

Google Chrome

  • Click on 'Tools' (or the spanner icon) at the top of your browser window and select Options or Settings.
  • Click the 'Under the Hood/Bonnet' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button.
  • Now select 'Block sites from setting any data' then select the 'Manage exceptions' button.
  • In the 'Hostname Pattern' field type www.screwfix.eu and ensure that the 'Behaviour' is set to 'Allow'.

Safari

  • Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option.
  • Click on 'Security', then 'Accept cookies' and select 'Only from site you navigate to'.

Firefox

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options, then select the Privacy icon.
  • In the first drop down menu labelled 'Firefox will:' select 'Use custom settings for history'.
  • Click the 'Exceptions' button.
  • In the 'Address of web site' field type www.screwfix.eu and click 'Allow'.

Other

There are a number of other browsers available that will all have their own unique way of setting cookie exceptions, for assistance with these individual browsers please refer to their help section.


What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that we place into a folder on your computer when you visit http://www.screwfix.eu. We use these to maintain your trolley so that the items you add are there on your next visit and to offer you a better and more personalised shopping experience through features such as product recommendations.

We set out below information to assist your understanding of the cookies that we use here at Screwfix.

COOKIE INFO

There are two types of cookies used by Screwfix which vary by the length of time they remain active:

Session Cookies

Set by a site, which are deleted when the visitor closes their browser.

Persistent Cookies

Set by a site, which are stored on the visitor's device and expire on a given date.

COOKIE GROUPINGS

To make it easier for you to understand the way in which Screwfix uses cookies, we have grouped them into the following categories. The category to which a cookie belongs can be seen in the table below under the heading 'Reason for use of cookie'.

"User Preferences"

These cookies are used to remember your individual preferences. On the http://www.screwfix.eu website this may include displaying prices Inc or ex VAT, your chosen branch, product recommendations, etc.

"Analytics"

The software which uses Analytics cookies is intended to provide Screwfix with an overview of buying trends through such analytics software. These trends may include information such as your chosen browser, participation in marketing/email campaigns, page views, session length, etc. No personal or identifiable information is collected or used.

FURTHER QUESTIONS

If you have any questions or concerns about any of our cookies or policies, please feel free to email us at eu.orders@screwfix.com.

Our Cookies Policy

About our cookies – supporting your informed choice

Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you access most websites on the internet.

By using our Website you agree to the use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy.

Currently across http://www.screwfix.eu we make use of cookies to help manage our Website, make our website easier to use and support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you to improve your visitor experience, as well as provide us with information about how our Website is used so that we can make sure it is as up-to-date, relevant and as error free as we can.

Cookies set across our Website (whether set by our 3rd party partners or us), can be in the form of session cookies (lasting only as long as your visit to our Website) or persistent cookies, and may use different technologies, such as JavaScript or Flash.

You can choose to manage the cookies we use on our Website through your internet browser settings at any time. For more information about how to do this, and about cookies in general, you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Certain cookies may be set as soon as you visit our Website, but you can remove them using your internet browser settings.

Turning cookies off

Please note that preventing cookies will impact on the functionality or performance of our Website and will prevent you from using certain services provided through it. If you choose to do so, we cannot guarantee access to the services provided through our Website or be sure how our website will perform during your visit. Doing so will also affect our ability to update our Website to cater for user preferences and improve its performance

If you have any further questions, would like any further clarification around our use of cookies or wish to discuss how we are embracing online privacy, please email us at eu.orders@screwfix.com.

Use of flash files

Across our Website we make use of flash files, which present information, allow integration with third parties (such as YouTube) and can offer a richer online experience.

Adobe offers a tool to monitor, prevent and remove 'flash cookies' – more information is available at: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en

Further Information

Further general information about cookies is available at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

For further information about Google Analytics please see http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

To prevent tracking by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, is available at: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy.

If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/ This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.

Company Details

Address: Trade House, Mead Avenue, Yeovil, BA22 8RT

Registration No: 3006378

VAT No: 232 5555 75

Cookies Used At Screwfix

 Name of cookieType of cookiePurposeDescription
__utma (x 3) Persistent cookie Analytics Collects data such as number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. This information is used by Google Analytics.
__utma (x 3) Persistent cookie Analytics Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate how long a website visit takes.
__utma (x 3) Session cookie Analytics Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate how long a website visit takes.
__utma (x 3) Persistent cookie Analytics Collects data about where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from. Used by Google Analytics.
ppCookie Number - Internal System cookie - user preferences Holds the acceptance of cookies
__UserDateCookie DateTime Internal System cookie – that stores the date time the user last modified their details.  
RecentlyViewed String YES Holds the products recently viewed in the session.
ASPXAUTH String Session Determines if the user has signed in or not.
_ga String Analytics Google Analytics tracking cookie.
String May be / May not - as above “Remember me” Holds the mini basket summary info – total cost an