What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files, containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer, tablet or mobile device when you visit a website which uniquely identifies your browser or device.
Cookies allow a website to know if your computer or device has visited that site before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, allow you to shop online and save items in your shopping basket, and generally improve your browsing experience.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your computer or device until you close your browser. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device until they expire or are deleted.
First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that are placed on your device by Towing Equipment Ltd, while third party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device as a result of providing a service for Towing Equipment Ltd eg. to provide us with a chat tool (Zopim) or to help us understand how our service is being used (Google Analytics).
How to control and delete cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being stored. To find out how to do this, refer to the ‘Help’ menu on your browser. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies or change your settings, some features of this website may not work properly.
What types of cookies does Towing Equipment use?
There are generally four categories of cookies – the towingequipment.ie website uses three of them:
- Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to use a shopping cart.
- Analytical/performance cookies – these cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how they move around our website, thereby helping us improve the way our website works. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
- Functionality cookies – these cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies – these cookies are generally used to make a website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to the user’s interests. Towing Equipment Ltd do not use this category of cookie.
The towingequipment.ie website uses the following cookies:
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|towingequipment.ie||_ga||2 Years||Analytical||Google Analytics cookie. See below for further info.|
|towingequipment.ie||_gat||1 Minute||Analytical||Google Analytics cookie. See below for further info.|
|towingequipment.ie||_gid||1 Day||Analytical||Google Analytics cookie. See below for further info.|
|towingequipment.ie||zlcmid||1 Year||Functionality||This cookie is used by Zendesk Chat, a tool by Zopim which enables us to provide our live chat service. It allows us to continue chatting with users across multiple pages.|
|zopim.com||_cfduid||1 Year||Functionality||Cloudflare cookie used by the Zendesk Chat Tool to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not relate to any user ID and does not store any personal data.|
|towingequipment.ie||PHPSESSID||When you close your browser||Strictly Necessary||Keeps information about your browsing history for the duration of the session.|
|towingequipment.ie||currency||1 Month||Functionality||Sets the currency value EUR for the towingequipment.ie website.|
|towingequipment.ie||language||1 Month||Functionality||Sets the language value English for the towingequipment.ie website.|
Measuring Website Usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website towingequipment.ie thereby helping us to optimise the site design.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on towingequipment.ie
- how long you spend on each towingequipment.ie page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name and address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.