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Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that we place into a folder on your computer when you visit Bradfords Building Supplies. 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 Bradfords Building Supplies 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 [email protected].

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

Social Media cookies track the product pages viewed by a visitor to the website and can serve similar adverts when the user visits their social media pages.

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
PHPSESSID To store the logged in user's username and a 128bit encrypted key.This information is required to allow a user to stay logged in to a web sitewithout needing to submit their username and password for each page visited. Without this cookie, a user is unabled to proceed to areas of the web site that require authenticated access.
persistent_shopping_cart Stores the key (ID) of persistent cart to make it possible to restore the cart for an anonymous shopper.
form_key A security measure that appends a random string to all form submissions to protect the data from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF).
store Tracks the specific store view / locale selected by the shopper.
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-cache-storage Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables e-commerce functions.
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation Forces local storage of specific content sections that should be invalidated.
mage-cache-sessid The value of this cookie triggers the cleanup of local cache storage.
product_data_storage Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products.
user_allowed_save_cookie Indicates if the shopper allows cookies to be saved.
mage-translation-storage Stores translated content when requested by the shopper.
mage-translation-file-version Stores the file version of translated content.
section_data_ids Stores customer-specific information related to shopper-initiated actions such as display wish list, checkout information, etc
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.
recently_compared_product Stores product IDs of recently compared products.
recently_compared_product_previous Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation.
_ga Google Analytics - used to distinguish users.
_gid Google Analytics - used to distinguish users.
_gat Google Analytics - used to throttle request rate.
CONSENT Google Analytics - indicates whether consent has been granted for Analytics and Ads cookies.
dmSessionID A session ID is a unique number that is assigned to a specific user for the duration of that user's visit (session).
IsPopupAlreadyShown Shows if a user has already seen a pop up.
_fbp When the Meta Pixel is installed on a website, and the Pixel uses first-party cookies, the Pixel automatically saves a unique identifier to an _fbp cookie for the website domain if one does not already exist.
X-Magento-Vary Configuration setting that improves performance when using Varnish static content caching.
1P_JAR Information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the website.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Youtube - to provide bandwidth estimations.
YSC Youtube - to store and track interaction.
IDE Google Double Click - register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads.
DSID Google Double Click - Used to identify a signed-in user on non-Google sites and to remember whether the user has agreed to ad personalisation.
lo-visits Provides functions across pages.
DV Google - save user's preferences and other information.
recordID Tracks and identifies a visitor as a Dotdigital contact whilst they browse a site’s pages.
lo-uid Provides functions across pages.
_gcl_au To store and track conversions.
 NID Google - registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
__zlcmid Stores a unique user id.
AMCVS_ Adobe - the AMCVS cookie serves as a flag indicating that the session has been initialised.
AMCV_ Adobe - The ID service code and other Experience Cloud code libraries can read the MID stored in the AMCV cookie.
amcookie_policy_restriction Tracks if you have accepted cookies.
ivid Essential cookie. 
Indicative_ Essential cookie. 
ccid. Essential cookie. 
private_content_version Appends a random, unique number and time to pages with customer content to prevent them from being cached on the server.
Affc Affiliate Future - tracks affiliate traffic and sales.
cookies.js Determines whether a visitor has accepted the cookie consent box.
mage-cache-timeout This cookie is necessary for the cache function.
SESS# Preserves users states across page requests.
_sp_root_domain_test_# A cookie for Salesfire testing.
pagevisit Registers data on users behaviour.
ads/ga-audiences Used by Google Adwords to re-engage visitors.
COMPASS Cookie for docs.google.com
tr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of ad products.
amCookieBarFirstShow Essential for the cookie bar. 
lscache-sf_id This period shows the length of the period at which a service can store and/or read certain data from your computer by using a cookie, a pixel, an API, cookieless tracking, or other resources.
amcookie_allowed Indicates when a user has given a decision about cookies management
mage-banners-cache-storage Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables e-commerce functions.
__cf_bm This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
__cfruid This cookie is a part of the services provided by Cloudflare - Including load-balancing, deliverance of website content and serving DNS connection for website operators.
__zlcstore This cookie is necessary for the chat-box function on the website to function.
_GRECAPTCHA This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
ASP.NET_SessionId Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.
AWSALBCORS Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.
cf_ob_info Used to detect if the website is inaccessible, in case of maintenance of content updates - The cookie allows the website to present the visitor with a notice on the issue in question.
cf_use_ob Used to detect if the website is inaccessible, in case of maintenance of content updates - The cookie allows the website to present the visitor with a notice on the issue in question.
JSESSIONID Preserves users states across page requests.
mage-banners-cache-timeout This cookie is necessary for the cache function. A cache is used by the website to optimize the response time between the visitor and the website. The cache is usually stored on the visitor’s browser.
mage-banners-storeId This cookie is necessary for the cache function. A cache is used by the website to optimize the response time between the visitor and the website. The cache is usually stored on the visitor’s browser.
rc::a This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
rc::b This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
rc::c This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
test_cookie Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
ZD-store Registers whether the self-service-assistant Zendesk Answer Bot has been displayed to the website user.
ZD-suid Unique id that identifies the user's session.
ahoy_unique_# Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.
ahoy_visitor Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.
ahoy_visit Registers statistical data on users' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.
yt-player-headers-readable Used to determine the optimal video quality based on the visitor's device and network settings.
ZD-buid Unique id that identifies the user on recurring visits.
#URL# Necessary for the implementation of Instagram picture-gallery onto the website.
pagead/landing Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement - This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.
yt.innertube::nextId Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt.innertube::requests Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-cast-available Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-cast-installed Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-connected-devices Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-device-id Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-fast-check-period Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-app Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-name Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
zte# Saves a Zopim Live Chat ID that recognises a device between visits during a chat session.
html_uid Used to navigate information. 
introPage Used to navigate information. 
localeData Retrieves data for the specified locale. 
logtracking_guid Used to detect where a visitor has come from.  
rememberedPage Remembers previous actions. 
__cf_bm This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
__cfruid This cookie is a part of the services provided by Cloudflare - Including load-balancing, deliverance of website content and serving DNS connection for website operators.
__zlcstore This cookie is necessary for the chat-box function on the website to function.
ASP.NET_SessionId Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.
AWSALBCORS Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimise user experience.
rc::b This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
ZD-suid Unique id that identifies the user's session.
ZD-store Registers whether the self-service-assistant Zendesk Answer Bot has been displayed to the website user.
ZD-buid Unique id that identifies the user on recurring visits.
yt.innertube::nextId Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt.innertube::requests Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
zte# Saves a Zopim Live Chat ID that recognises a device between visits during a chat session.