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Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website, such as in order to keep track of your shopping basket as you browse the website.
Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count our website’s visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We use Google Analytics performance cookies to provide anonymous statistics on how our site is used. Some of our performance cookies may be managed by third parties.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region – or your cookies and marketing preferences).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
However, please bear in mind that if you don’t allow us to use certain cookies it may prevent you from accessing parts of our website or result in a loss of functionality which degrades your experience of the website.
What cookies do we use? Our Cookies We use the following first party cookies on the website – these are cookies that we send to your browser.
_ga, _gat, _gat_UA-XXX, _gid
Google Analytics – used to distinguish users
Various (Session or up to 2 years)
Google AdSense – used to store and track conversions
Facebook pixel – used to remember content you have visited on our site and display relevant adverts to you on Facebook.
Used to prevent cross-site request forgery
Third Party Cookies Some third party cookies are used on our website – these are cookies that are set by external websites.
Social Media You may find cookies placed by Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter when you use our website. These cookies are required for the “share” buttons on our website, to allow you to share content from our site on your social media accounts.
Google Maps When you use our branch locator, Google Maps may place a cookie on your device. This cookie (“NID”) is required by the interactive map provided by Google Maps to remember your preferences in respect of Google’s services.
PayPal Third party cookies may be placed by paypal.com to enable the use of the PayPal payment gateway on our website.
Google AdSense & Doubleclick
We use the Facebook pixel on our website which may be used to deliver personalised adverts to you when you are browsing Facebook.
Further information about cookies There’s a lot of good information about cookies available online. For more information about cookies generally visit allaboutcookies.org.
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Seddon Engineering Holdings Limited
Units A2 - A6 Edgefold Industrial Estate