Plastic Coatings uses various session cookies, which allow you to proceed through many pages of our site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area of your visit. We also use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. These help us to analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
What is a web cookie?
A web cookie is a small file which contains information stored on your computer by a website you visit. It acts as your identification card, and often stores your settings for the website, which can be used for authentication, identification of a user session, shopping basket content or user's preferences such as text size, language or location. When you return to the site, your browser sends back the cookie that belongs to the site. This allows the website to present you with information customised to fit your needs.
A web cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can always check which web cookies we use on this website and find out what is their purpose on this page.
How to control cookies
By default, your browser's cookies are enabled. You can delete cookies from your computer or you can set your browser to reject cookies. Disabling cookies all together is not advisable, because some websites may not function properly.
Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org.
Below is a summary of the web cookies used on Plastic Coatings website, which enable us to provide you with a better browsing experience. This will be updated as and when the our web services change.
|Cookie Name||Max Duration||Description|
|PCL_SID#||End of session||Our website session cookie. This cookie is used to ensure that user sessions are persistent. (#=8xrandom number or letter)|
|__utma||2 years||Used by Google Analytics. Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. Thus, if a person interacted with the website using different browsers, the Analytics reports would track this activity under two unique visitors. Similarly if the same browser were used by two different visitors, but with a separate computer account for each, the activity would be recorded under two unique visitor IDs. On the other hand, if the browser happens to be used by two different people sharing the same computer account, one unique visitor ID is recorded, even though two unique individuals accessed the site.|
|__utmz||6 month||Used by Google Analytics. When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The parameters in the cookie value string are parsed and sent in the GIF Request (in the utmcc variable). The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to the site; thus it is used to determine visitor navigation within the site.|
|__utmb||30 min||Google Analytics uses this and the cookie below to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.|
|__utmc||End of session||Google Analytics uses this and the cookie above to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.|
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