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Cookie Notice

1. Introduction

This Cookie Notice (“Notice”) applies to the Precision Polymer Engineering website: https://www.prepol.com and supplements the Website Privacy Statement, which may be accessed here: Website Privacy Statement.  Please refer to this Website Privacy Statement to receive information about the processing of personal data in general and also specific information provided according to the General Data Protection Regulation.

Any questions or concerns relating to the use of cookies by our web sites and the processing of personal data obtained through their use may be directed to: [email protected]

2. Cookies – What are they and how does this site use them?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Precision Polymer Engineering uses cookies and similar technologies to collect information about the use of our web sites in order to make them function effectively, to improve our visitors’ experience when they browse our web sites, to analyze the use of our web site and to display particular relevant advertisements on our web site and on third party websites. Precision Polymer Engineering uses session cookies and persistent cookies. The purpose of session cookies is to help distinguish your browsing session from those of other concurrent users and to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser. This type of cookie is typically used to preserve across browsing sessions any site-specific preferences you may have selected while using our site.

3. How can I control my cookie preferences?

We will ask you to allow us to place cookies. You do not have to accept all of the cookies used by our website. You can manage your cookie preferences in two ways, described below.

a) Browser settings
Each web browser comes with its own built-in interface for managing cookie preferences. This is the preferred tool for carrying out the following cookie admin tasks:

  • Block ALL cookies from this site
  • Delete existing cookies from this site

For instructions on how to use your browser’s built-in cookie management tool, refer to the instructions in the help section in your browser or visit allaboutcookies.org.

b) Site settings
This site provides a pop-up control panel on which you can manage your cookie preferences specifically for this site. You will need to use this interface in order to permit some cookies and reject others from this site. Access the control panel by clicking the Advanced Settings button found below. Bear in mind that this control panel does not allow you to disable cookies that are classified as “necessary” for the performance of this site; you must use your browser’s built-in cookie management interface to do that, as previously described.

Advanced Settings

 4. What do we collect?

We use the following types of cookies on our website:

a) Necessary
These cookies are absolutely essential for the web site to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensure basic functional and security features of the web site. These cookies do not store any personal information.

b) Performance
These cookies help web site owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. The analytics cookies used on our site collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors.

They allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated by third-party providers or immediately by us. If you block these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our website and will not be able to remember your preferences when you make subsequent visits.

c) Advertisement
These cookies may be set through our web site by third parties, such as Google. They may be used to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not directly store your personal details but do uniquely identify your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

The cookies listed above include both first party cookies and third-party cookies.

  • First party cookies are those, which are stored by a domain managed by us
  • Third party cookies are created by domains other than from us

The list below describes in detail the individual cookies used on our website.

Cookie Type Duration Type
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary First party 1 year This cookie is set by this site's GDPR Cookie Consent module. It is used to store the user's consent choice for cookies classified under the category "Necessary."
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics First party 1 year This cookie is set by this site's Cookie Consent module. It is used to store the user's consent choice for cookies classified under the category "Analytics."
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance First party 1 year This cookie is set by this site's GDPR Cookie Consent module. It is used to store the user's consent choice for cookies classified under the category "Performance."
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement First party 1 year This cookie is set by this site's GDPR Cookie Consent module. It is used to store the user's consent choice for cookies classified under the category "Advertisement."
viewed_cookie_policy First party 1 year This cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not the user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
lang First party  2 years This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time the user visits the website.
_cfduid  Third party  4 weeks The cookie is set by CloudFare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
ci_session  Third party  2 years This cookie is set as default session Cookie name in config.php in config folder in CodeIgniter. 
kickfire_api_session_cookie  Third party    Identifies the original company entity behind inbound visits to Prepol.com https://id.kickfire.com/privacy-policy. This cookie is used to create the browsing experience offered by Precision polymer engineering by way of website personalisation.
vdl_visitor_id  First party 1 day Assigns an anonymised user ID to users. This is used to provide a seamless experience by way of website personalisation.
ppe_logged_in_user  First party 6 months  This cookie is installed by PPE, it enables users to stay logged into prepol.com to access all resources without multiple logins.
_ga  Third party  2 years  This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 
_gid  Third party 1 day  This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. 
_gat  Third party  1 minute  This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. 
_gaexp  Third party  90 days*  Used to determine a user's inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in. 
hjid  Third party 1 year  Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
bscookie  Third Party 2 years  This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.
lidc  Third Party 1 day  This cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing. 
bcookie  Third Party  2 years  This cookie is set by LinkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page. 
UserMatchHistory  Third Party  4 weeks  Linkedin - Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisements based on the visitor's preferences. 
lissc  Third Party  1 year  LinkedIn- Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 
YSC  Third Party  Session  This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos on the site. YouTube aggregates this data with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other web sites. 
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