Cookie guidelines

In certain circumstances, we may store information in the form of "cookies" on your personal computer so we can offer you our services, trace your preferences and optimally configure our website. We use cookies on our website to store the following parameters, among others:

a.) Language and country 
b.) Browser settings and installed plug-Ins
c.) Data on the use of our website

Cookies are small text files that often contain a unique identifier and that a web server stores on your hard drive. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server for the domain that stored the cookie on your computer. They often consist of a series of numbers and letters that clearly identify your computer, but they may also contain other information.

Some cookies (so-called “session cookies”) are only stored for the duration of your visit to our website. Other, long-term cookies can still be stored on your computer after your visit, and our website can access them (the so-called “ID cookies”) every time that you visit our websites. Other companies can store and call up some of the cookies that are stored on our website during your visit 

You can personally control whether cookies are actually stored using the security settings on your browser -- by not accepting cookies from the outset or by only accepting them on request or ensuring that cookies are deleted every time your browser is closed. Please be aware that this can restrict the usability of certain website services and that certain services or sections of the website can only function properly with the placement of cookies.

 

a) This website uses cookies to the following extent:

  • Transient cookies (temporary use)
  • Persistent cookies (time-limited use)
  • Third-party cookies (from third-party providers)
  • Flash cookies (long-term use)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They in particular include session cookies. They store a so-called session identifier that can be used to assign various inquiries from your browser during the shared session. This allows your computer to be recognized when it returns to the website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or you close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a prescribed time period, which can vary based on the cookie. You can delete these cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

d) You can configure your browser setting as you desire, and refuse to accept third-party cookies or even all cookies, for example. But in that case, please be aware that you might not be able to use all the functions of this website.

e) The flash cookies in use here are not captured in your browser but rather in your flash plug-in. They store the required data, whatever browser you are using, and have no automatic expiration date. If you do not want flash-cookie processing, you have to  install the appropriate add-on, for example, "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome.

(3) This stored information is saved separately from any other data submitted to us. The cookies data in particular are not associated with your other data. You will find further information in our data protection regulations.

 


 Cookie overview

 

The following cookies are used by the Industrial Supply and services platform:

Cookie

Purpose

guest-view

Stores the Order ID that guest shoppers use to retrieve their order status.

login_redirect

Preserves the destination page the customer was navigating to before being directed to log in.

mage-messages

Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages, The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper.

mage-translation-storage

Stores translated content when requested by the shopper.

product_data_storage

Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products.

recently_compared_product

Stores product IDs of recently compared products.

recently_compared_product_previous

Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation.

recently_viewed_product

Stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation.

recently_viewed_product_previous

Stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation.

stf

Records the time messages are sent by the SendFriend (Email a Friend) module

X-Magento_Vary

Configuration setting that improves performance when using Varnish static content caching.

Persistent Customization Session Cookies

form_key

A security measure that appends a random string to all form submissions to protect the data from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF).

mage-cache-sessid

The value of this cookie triggers the cleanup of local cache storage. When the cookie is removed by the backend application, the Admin cleans up local storage, and sets the cookie value to “true.”

mage-cache-storage

Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables ecommerce functions.

mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation

Forces local storage of specific content sections that should be invalidated.

persistent_shopping_cart

Stores the key (ID) of persistent cart to make it possible to restore the cart for an anonymous shopper.

private_content_version

Appends a random, unique number and time to pages with customer content to prevent them from being cached on the server.

section_data_ids

Stores customer-specific information related to shopper-initiated actions such as display wish list, checkout information, etc.

store

Tracks the specific store view / locale selected by the shopper.

Mirakl Cookies

 

Authorization

Session cookie that contains a token allowing Mirakl to identify the user within the platform

XSRF-TOKEN

 Technical cookie used to protect against XSRF attacks

REQUEST-CACHE

 Session cookie that allows redirection to the page the user requested before logging in

rememberMe

 Used to re-authenticate users after their browser was closed. (Expires after 2 weeks)

Two-factor

 Technical session cookie used for 2FA.

Two-factor-remember-*

 Used to bypass the 2FA challenge while authenticating. (Expires after 30 days)

Google Analytics Cookies

 

__utma

Distinguishes shoppers and sessions .This cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there is no existing __utma cookie. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmt

Used to throttle request rate.

__utmb

Determines new sessions/visits. This cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there is no existing __utmb cookie. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_utmz

Saves the traffic source or campaign that explains how the shopper reached your site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes, and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmv

Stores visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor-level custom variable. This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_ga

This cookie is used by the analytics.js library to store a unique client identifier (Client ID), which is a randomly generated number. Once the ID is generated it's stored in the cookie and is included with each hit / request sent to Google Analytics. This ID is later used by Google Analytics servers to calculate user, session, and campaign data.

_gat_UA-XXX

This cookie is used by the Google tag manager library to store the website's User Account number. The name of the cookie varies based on the User Account number. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the website.

Gid

Used to distinguish users. (Expires after 24 hours)

Gat

Used to throttle request rate. (Expires after a minute)

Google Tag manager Cookies

 

GTM-XSRF-TOKEN                                             

This cookie is written to help with site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks

LinkedIn Cookies

 

Lidc

 Used for routing

Bcookie

 Browser-ID-Cookie

Bscookie

 Secure-Browser-ID-Cookie

L1c

 Browser-ID-Cookie

BizoID

 LinkedIn ad analysis

BizoData

 LinkedIn ad analysis

BizoUserMatchHistory

 LinkedIn ad analysis

BizoNetworkPartnerIndex

 LinkedIn ad analysis

 HotJar Cookies

 

_hjClosedSurveyInvites

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.

_hjDonePolls

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.

_hjMinimizedPolls

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.

_hjDoneTestersWidgets

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.

_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.

_hjIncludedInSample

Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

_hjShownFeedbackMessage

This cookie is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if they navigate to another page where it is set to show.

  

Your Choices for Managing Cookies 

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being set, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser works a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings.

If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to features that make your experience on our website more efficient and some of our services may not function properly. Please find instructions for managing cookies below for a selection of popular internet browsers.

Instructions For Managing Cookies 

If you have a different browser type or version, please refer to your browser's "Help" menu.

Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac