This version of Hygiene Systems Ltd’s cookies policy is designed to help website owners comply with the UK and EU laws concerning the disclosure to users of information about cookies used on a website. See Regulation 6 of The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the amendments thereto in The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.
Cookies & How We Use Them
A cookie is a small file containing an identifier which is a group of letters and numbers which asks permission to be sent by web servers to web browsers and placed on your computer’s hard drive, tablet or smartphone.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Once you agree, the file is added and the identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website and store the information on the web browser. Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information such as how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website and can help display information on a website in a manner that matches your interests. All of this is tp help improve your browsing experience by treating you as an individual.
Cookies cannot access other information stored on your computer and do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
There are two main types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or they reach their expiry date.
It is recommended that you accept cookies from our website, as you will not be able to use our online ordering service without them, and it would make it difficult for us to identify future improvements to services and products based on tracked visitor behaviour.
We use (only session cookies / only persistent cookies / both session and persistent cookies) on our website. The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
We use (cookie name) on our website to (recognise a computer when a user visits our website / track users as they navigate our website / enable the use of an purchase order on our website / improve the website’s usability / analyse the use of our website / administer our website / prevent fraud and improve the security of our website / personalise our website for each user / target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users)
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store:
Cookie NameCookie Description
CARTThe association with your shopping basket
CATEGORY INFOStores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly
CURRENCYYour preferred currency
CUSTOMERAn encrypted version of your customer id with the company
CUSTOMER AUTHAn indicator if you are currently signed into the company
CUSTOMER INFOAn encrypted version of the company you belong to
CUSTOMER SEGMENT IDSStores the computer segment ID
EXTERNAL NO CACHEA flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not
FRONTENDYour session ID on the server
LAST CATEGORYThe last category you visited
LAST PRRODUCTThe most recent products you viewed
NEW MESSAGEIndicates whether a new message has been received
NO CACHEIndicates whether it is allowed to use cache
PERSISTENT SHOPPING CARTA link to information about your ordering and viewing history if you have asked the site
STOREThe store view or language you have selected
VIEWED PRODUCT IDSThe products that you have recently viewed
WISHLISTAn encrypted list of products added to your wishlist
WISHLIST CNTThe number of items in your wishlist
Analyse our web traffic data using an analytics package by which the usage data helps us to improve the website structure, design, content and functions to suit customer’s needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system
To check and identify whether you are signed in to our website
To test content on our website, for example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% see a different piece of content
Store information about your preferences so that the website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting
To recognise when you return to our website so that we may show you relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously
Please note that we cannot always control third party cookies stored on your computer’s hard drive, tablet or smartphone from our website and where this is the case you will need to visit the relevant third parties website directly to manage cookies stored on your computer’s hard drive, tablet or smartphone by them.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites, however, if you block cookies on our website you will not be able to use all of the features on our website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example
This website is owned and operated by Hygiene Systems Ltd and we are registered in England and Wales under the Company Registration Number 1967407, and our registered office is at Unit 6, Trident Industrial Estate, Pindar Road, Hoddesdon Hertfordshire, EN11 0WZ
Our principal place of business is at Unit 6, Trident Industrial Estate, Pindar Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 0WZ
You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, by using our website contact form, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by telephone on 01992 460698 or by fax on 01992 450918