Cookie Policy

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT OUR COOKIES

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to www.otctoolbox.com, which is owned and operated by Source Publishing Limited. Here you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit our site and how to reject or delete those cookies. For further information about this site, please click here to see our Terms and our Privacy Policy.

Date of Posting: 1st August 2019

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO WE USE THEM?

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or other device when you visit a website. Our site, like almost every other website, uses cookies to enhance your use of the site and provide you with a better browsing experience.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies that are required for the operation of our site and include, for example, cookies that enable you to login to your account or place an order;
  • Analytical or performance cookies: these allow us to analyse the use of the site by, for example, recognising and counting the number of visitors and how they move around the site. This helps us to see what parts of the site are popular and which sections need improving to make the experience better for users; and
  • Functionality cookies: these are used to recognise you when you return to the site so that content can be personalised for you, for example, to greet you by name, remember your country and site preferences.

We describe in more detail the actual cookies placed on your device below.

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE ON OUR SITE?

TYPE OF COOKIE COOKIE TITLE AND NAME PURPOSE AND DURATION

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

 

XSRF-TOKEN

 

Security Token used to protect against cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.

Duration: 2 hours

 

otctoolbox_session

 

Session Token – used for authentication and remembering items within the user’s basket.

Duration: 2 hours

 

cookie_consent

 

Used to remember that consent has been obtained from the user.

Duration: 2 months

ANALYTICAL OR PERFORMANCE COOKIES

 Google Analytics - _ga

Used to distinguish users.

Duration: 2 years

 

Google Analytics - _gid

Used to distinguish users.

Duration: 24 hours

 

Google Analytics – _dc_gtm_<property-id>

 Used to throttle request rate.

Duration: 1 minute

 

Google Analytics – AMP_TOKEN

 

 

Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

Duration: 30 seconds to 1 year

 

Google Analytics - gac<property-id>

 

Contains campaign related information for the user.

Duration: 90 seconds

FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

 

remember_web_<user-token>

 

 If “Remember Me?” is ticked on login this token will be used to keep the user logged in across multiple visits.

Duration: 5 years

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Please note that we do not have control over the Google cookies listed in the table above. These are analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies.

MANAGING COOKIES

You are in control of what cookies are placed on your device. When you accessed the site we presented you with a cookie banner to flag that we use cookies. If you continue to use the site, more cookies and other tracking technologies will be placed on your computer as described in this Cookie Policy so that we can enhance your user experience on the site. By continuing to use the site and/or by accepting the relevant Terms and our Privacy Policy you are agreeing to the use of such cookies and tracking technology.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies, you can do so via the cookie banner, on the first occasion you visit. Otherwise, most web browsers give you some control of the cookies placed on your device through the browser settings. The following links show you how to manage cookies on most popular browsers:

You should note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all parts of our site or take full advantage of all the available features or services delivered through our site.

To find out more about cookies, including to see more about what cookies have been set you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org/ or www.aboutcookies.org.

EMAIL TRACKING

Some of the emails we send to you (including those we send you using MailChimp) may contain a ‘web beacon pixel’ or tracked links which allows us to identify when you have opened the email and to verify which links contained in the email you have accessed. We use this information to determine which parts of our emails are of most interest to you.

You can delete the pixel by deleting the email. If you do not wish to download the pixel to your computer or other device, you can ensure this by selecting to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

Alternatively you can unsubscribe from our mailing list by contacting us at enquiries@otctoolbox.com.

CHANGES

We may make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time by sending you an e-mail with the modified terms or by posting a copy of them on the site. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date of our email or the date on which we post the modified terms on the site, whichever is the earlier. Your continued use of the site after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the modified policy. As a result, you should check regularly to see if there are any changes. You will be considered to have accepted any such change, if you continue to use the site or any of our publications, after the change.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using this site, please contact us at data@otctoolbox.com.