Cookie Policy


use of cookies

This site uses cookies – these are small files that a website inserts on your hard-drive when you visit a website, to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. The Google Analytics cookies are used to track visits to our site and your journey through it. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others, but parts of the site may not work if you do so.. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. By using and/or registering on our site, you agree to the use of cookies by us.

Cookies set by Google Analytics

Cookie Name: _utma
Content: randomly generated number
Used for: identifying unique visitors
Expires: 2 years

 

Cookie Name: _utmb and _utmc
Content: randomly generated number
Used for: identifying the current session
Expires: 30 minutes

 

Cookie Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached
Used for: tracking how visitors came to our website
Expires: 6 month

 

Cookie Name: _ga

Description: Used to distinguish users.

Expiration Time: 2 years.

Cookie Name: _gid

Description: Used to distinguish users.

Expiration Time: 24 hours.

 

Cookie Name: _gat

Description: Used to throttle request rate.

Expiration Time: 1 minute.

 

Cookie Name: AMP_TOKEN

Description: Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

Expiration Time: 30 seconds to 1 year.

 

Cookie Name: _gac_

Description: Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.

Expiration Time: 90 days.

 

Cookies set by Google Analytics (ga.js)

Cookie Name: __utma

Description: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Default Expiration Time: 2 years from set/update.

 

Cookie Name: __utmt

Description: Used to throttle request rate.

Default Expiration Time: 10 minutes.

 

Cookie Name: __utmb

Description: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Default Expiration Time: 30 mins from set/update.

 

Cookie Name: __utmc

Description: Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Default Expiration Time: End of browser session.

 

Cookie Name: __utmz

Description: Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Default Expiration Time: 6 months from set/update.

 

Cookie Name: __utmv

Description: Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Default Expiration Time: 2 years from set/update.

 

Cookies set by www.polarseal.net

Name: acceptCookies
Content: None
Used for: Remembering if a user has accepted the use of Analytics cookies; if so, do not display the cookies notification bar on the website
Expires: 1 year

Third party cookies:

 

MailChimp

 

_AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT

 

mailchimp_landing_site

 

Used to enhance the performance and functionality of the website. And to use some of its features such as the online landing page and allow subscribers to subscribe to our mailing list

 

Salesiq.zohopublic.com

 

JSESSIONID

 

LS_CSRF_TOKEN

 

e3de1f7d42

 

Track visitor traffic

 

All expire when the browsing session ends

Browser Controls (how to turn cookies off):

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Websites though your access to some functionality and areas of our Websites may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser. Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. 

In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. 

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.

Polarseal does not use any other cookies on its website.

We may need to disclose your data to appropriate persons where required by law.

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware Polarseal is not responsible for the privacy policy of other web sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

If we decide to change our privacy policy we will post any changes to this web site.

Polarseal reserves the right to change this statement at any time.