There are different types of cookies, and they can be distinguished on the basis of their origin, function and lifespan. Important characteristics of cookies include the following:
An overview of the cookies used on Sparex websites is set out in the table included at Appendix 1 to this Policy.
In addition, we may also use web beacons (or clear GIFs) and other similar technologies in addition to, or in combination with, cookies. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site or in an email and it helps us to understand the behaviour of visitors of our website. More information on web beacons can be found on http://www.allaboutcookies.org/faqs/beacons.html. Please note that Sparex has no affiliation with, nor is responsible for, this third party website.
Many of the websites owned by Sparex use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States.
Sparex also uses a third party software provider to send its promotional e-mails called MailChimp. MailChimp store your Personal Data on their own secure servers (these servers may be outside of the country in which you originally provided your data) and only use this information to fulfil the specific requirement of Sparex.
For more information please visit: www.google.com/analytics/.
Sparex sites may also use the Google Adwords tracking cookie. This means we may continue to show ads to you across the internet, specifically on the Google Content Network (GCN). As always we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google's, or any other 3rd parties, remarketing system.
Most internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. Depending on your browser, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can set it to refuse them. Please refer to the 'help' button (or similar) on your browser to learn more about how you can do this.
Disabling cookies may impact your experience on our websites.
If you use different devices to access our websites, you will need to ensure that each browser of each device is set to your cookie preference.
More information on how to manage cookies can be found on: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. Please note that Sparex and its subsidiaries has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third party website.
In addition, you may opt-out from cookies by visiting the following sites and selecting which company cookies you would like to opt-out from: www.aboutads.info/choices/#completed and www.youronlinechoices.com/. Please note that Sparex and its subsidiaries has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, these third party websites.
This Policy applies to websites that are operated or controlled by Sparex and its subsidiaries and are listed in Appendix 2 to this Policy.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although robust systems are in place to protect your data Sparex cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Sparex websites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once information has been received, strict procedures and security features will be used to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Last updated: 26 June 2018
|Cookie Name||Purpose Of Cookie & Data Stored||Cookie type(s)||Expiry||Status|
|persistent_shopping_cart||This cookie contains a visitor's session key||First party/functional||1 year||Currently inactive|
|Stf||Stores user timestamps||First party/functional||1 hour||Currently inactive|
|guest-view||Allows guests to edit their orders||First party/functional||10 minutes||Currently inactive|
|frontend_cid||Stores users session ID||First party/functional||3 days||Active|
|adminhtml||Stores a visitor's session id when an admin user logs in||First party/functional||3 days||Active|
|external_no_cache||Contains a flag that indicates if caching is disabled||First party/functional/performance||1 hour||Currently inactive|
|frontend||Stores visitors session ID||First party/functional/necessary||3 days||Active|
|Store||Stores website store/language choice||First party/functional/necessary||1 year||Active|
|_gat||Limits the number of requests that have to be made to doubleclick.net||First party/targeting||1 minute||Active|
|_gid||Google Analytics cookie to store user session information||First party/targeting||1 day||Active|
|_ga||Google Analytics cookie to store user session information||First party/targeting||2 years||Active|
|__utma||Google Analytics Cookies - Distinguishes shoppers and sessions||First party/persistent||2 years from set/update||Active|
|__utmt||Google Analytics Cookies - Used to throttle request rate||First party/persistent||10 minutes||Active|
|__utmb||Google Analytics Cookies - Determines new sessions/visits.||First party/persistent||30 mins from set/update||Active|
|__utmz||Google Analytics Cookies - Saves the traffic source of a sister visitor||First party/persistent||6 months from set/update||Active|
|__utmv||Google Analytics Cookies - Stores visitor-level custom variable data||First party/persistent||2 years from set/update||Active|
|__hssc||Keeps track of website sessions||Third party/targeting||3 days||Active|
|__hssrc||Used to determine if a user has restarted their browser||Third party/targeting||3 days||Active|
|__hstc||Keeps track of website visitors||Third party/targeting||3 days||Active|
|hubspotutk||Used for to keep track of a visitor's identity||Third party/targeting||3 days||Active|
|fs_uid||Used by FullStory for session tracking.||Third party/targeting||3 days||Active|
This Policy applies to the following websites that are operated or controlled by Sparex and its subsidiaries
|Subsidiary Office Location||Business Name||Web URL|
|UK||Sparex Limited UK||gb.sparex.com|
|Australia||Sparex Australia PTY Ltd||au.sparex.com|
|Austria||Sparex GesmbH (Österreich)||at.sparex.com|
|Belgium||Sparex Belgium bvba||be-fr.sparex.com / be-nl.sparex.com|
|Canada||Sparex Canada Limited||ca.sparex.com|
|Denmark||Sparex Danmark, Sparex Limited ApS||dk.sparex.com|
|Export||Sparex Limited UK||export.sparex.com|
|Germany||Sparex Handels- und Vertriebs GmbH||de.sparex.com|
|Ireland||Sparex (TA) Limited||Ie.sparex.com|
|Netherlands||Sparex Holland b.v.||nl.sparex.com|
|New Zealand||Sparex N.Z. Limited||nz.sparex.com|
|Poland||Sparex Polska Sp. z o.o.||pl.sparex.com|
|Portugal||Sparex Portugal-Importação e Comercio de Peças LDA||pt.sparex.com|
|Spain||Sparex Agrirepuesto, S.L||es.sparex.com|
|South Africa||Sparex South Africa||za.sparex.com|