Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that we place into a folder on your computer when you visit www.bradfords.co.uk. We use these to maintain your trolley so that the items you add are there on your next visit and help you view recently viewed items or recommended products.

By using our website you agree to the use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy.

Currently across www.bradfords.co.uk we make use of cookies to help manage our website, make our website easier to use and support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you to improve your visitor experience, as well as provide us with information about how our website is used so that we can make sure it is as up-to-date, relevant and as error free as we can.

Cookies set across our website (whether set by our 3rd party partners or us), can be in the form of session cookies (lasting only as long as your visit to our website) or persistent cookies, and may use different technologies, such as JavaScript or Flash.

You can choose to manage the cookies we use on our website through your internet browser settings at any time. For more information about how to do this, and about cookies in general, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Certain cookies may be set as soon as you visit our website, but you can remove them using your internet browser settings.

Turning cookies Off

Please note that preventing cookies will impact on the functionality or performance of our website and will prevent you from using certain services provided through it. If you choose to do so, we cannot guarantee access to the services provided through our website or be sure how our website will perform during your visit. Doing so will also affect our ability to update our website to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

If you have any further questions, would like any further clarification around our use of cookies or wish to discuss how we are embracing online privacy, please email us at customerservices@bradfords.co.uk.

Managing Cookies

How can I check if cookies are enabled?

Please be aware that if you disable cookies it will not be possible to place an order on the Bradfords website? To check the current status of cookies please click on your browser from the list below for step-by-step instructions:

Internet Explorer
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options', then click on the 'Privacy' tab
  2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies.
Google Chrome
  1. Click on 'Tools' (or the spanner icon) at the top of your browser window and select Options or Settings.
  2. Click the 'Under the Hood/Bonnet' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
  3. Now select 'Allow local data to be set'
Safari
  1. Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. Click on 'Security', then 'Accept cookies' and select 'Always'
Firefox
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options, then select the Privacy icon.
  2. In the first drop down menu labelled 'Firefox will:' select 'Remember History'
Other

There are a number of other browsers available that will all have their own unique way of setting cookies, for assistance with these individual browsers please refer to their help section.

Can I enable cookies on this website but not on other sites?

It is possible to only accept Cookies when you are on the Bradfords Building Supplies Limited site by adding our web address to a 'safe list'. Here's how to do this in different browsers:

Internet Explorer
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options’, then click on the 'Privacy' tab
  2. Under the 'Settings' menu slide the bar to the top, so that 'Block All Cookies' is selected
  3. Click the 'Sites' button and enter www.bradfords.co.uk in the 'Address of website' bar, then select 'Allow'
Google Chrome
  1. Click on 'Tools' (or the spanner icon) at the top of your browser window and select Options or Settings.
  2. Click the 'Under the Hood/Bonnet' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
  3. Now select 'Block sites from setting any data' then select the 'Manage exceptions' button
  4. In the 'Hostname Pattern' field type www.bradfords.co.uk and ensure that the 'Behaviour' is set to 'Allow'
Safari
  1. Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. Click on 'Security', then 'Accept cookies' and select 'Only from site you navigate to'
Firefox
  1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options, then select the Privacy icon.
  2. In the first drop down menu labelled 'Firefox will:' select 'Use custom settings for history'
  3. Click the 'Exceptions' button
  4. In the 'Address of web site' field type www.bradfords.co.uk and click 'Allow'
Other

There are a number of other browsers available that will all have their own unique way of setting cookie exceptions, for assistance with these individual browsers please refer to their help section.

How we use cookies

Below is a list of cookies we currently use on our sites or allow to be used by carefully selected third parties and details of how they are used:

 Cookie  Uses
ASP.NET_SessionId, 
SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE
This gives each user an anonymous user ID which is used to identify the user whilst navigating around the site. It allows us to respond to your actions, for instance, logging in to Bradfords or searching for products whilst you are browsing.

The site wouldn't work for you without it.

 __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv,__utmz, 
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE
 Used by Google Analytics, Adwords and Sitecore to track your movements around the site, where you click and what you look at the most. We use this information to be able to improve the experience of the website for you.

These cookies can only be seen by Bradfords and Google and will never contain any personal information.
.ASPXAUTH
This cookie is used to determine if a user is authenticated, for instance, when logging into your Bradfords account.
 pcaInstallationId, 
pcaSavedAddresses
This is used to retrieve a list of addresses matching parts of an address (for example, a delivery address) from Postcode Anywhere's database and also to remember that address whilst navigating around the site.
 website#lang This is used to determine the correct language to be used on the Bradfords site.