Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy describes the way Spectrum Brands (UK) Ltd uses cookies to collect information on the website https://uk.russellhobbs.com. For additional information on how we use, store and share information of website users please also visit our Privacy Policy.

What are "Cookies"?

Cookies are small text files which are transferred to your computer or mobile device when you visit our websites or applications after you have consented (where required). With every subsequent visit, your web browser (for example Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome) will send these cookies back to the website or application so that it recognises you and your personal details or user preferences.

Cookies are very useful and fulfil a number of different tasks. They help improve your experience on our website by adapting it to suit your needs. They recognise your preferences and improve your general user experience.

There are two kinds of Cookies:

  1. Session Cookies. These only last for the duration of your online session and then disappear from your computer or device when you close your web browser.
  2. Persistent Cookies. These remain on your computer or device after your browser has closed and last for the period of time outlined in the cookie. These persistent cookies will be activated every time you visit the website for which the cookie has been created.

How do we use Cookies?

We use cookies on our website, mobile sites, and mobile applications in order to improve their usability as well as to collect and save data for marketing and optimisation purposes. Cookies are small text files from our website that are saved on your hard drive and subsequently recognised by web browsers. Our cookies do not contain any data about you. Instead, they use a pseudonym user profile and cannot cause any damage to your user system.  

We do not sell the data collected by our cookies, nor do we forward this information to any third parties unless required to do so by law (for example to national authorities or legal representatives).

By browsing our website, you agree to our use of cookies as outlined in this policy on cookies. Additionally, there is an option to opt-out by clicking the according button on our cookie banner or by clicking on the opt-out link at the bottom of this page.

You may withdraw this permission at any time for the future by changing your browser’s setting. You can set the settings in your browser so that either you will be asked for permission every time a cookie tries to access your computer or mobile device, or so that the use of cookies is deactivated in certain cases or completely. However, doing so may result in many of the features on our website not functioning correctly.

What sort of cookies do we use?

The following categories of cookies may be installed on your device when using our websites, mobile sites or mobile applications:

  • Strictly necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in that they help you to browse through our website and use functions such as our registration pages. Without these cookies the website would not function properly. These cookies collect no data on you whatsoever.

  • Functional Cookies

These cookies allow websites and applications to memorise your chosen preferences (such as your username or language settings). They allow us to provide you with improved and personalised functions. We are not able to personally identify you using the information collected by these cookies.

  • Performance cookies

These cookies help to understand how visitors interact with our websites by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our websites.

  • Analytical / Advertising Cookies

In order to ensure our websites, mobile sites and mobile applications are easy to use and up-to-date, we use the web analytics service Google Analytics to understand how visitors use our sites. This allows us to see, for example, which content on our website is the most popular and also to ensure that our content is constantly updated and improved. The information that we collect is anonymous and used for statistical purposes only. These cookies are also used to create profiles or personalize content, e.g. advertisement based on your interests.

Currently, we are using the following cookies on our website:

Name of Cookie

What Data Is Collected

Category

Life Span

_ga

Tracks when a user visits a site for the first time.

Performance Cookie

2 Years

 

laravel_session

Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language.

Strictly Necessary Cookie

4 Hours

XSRF-TOKEN

None, doesn’t store any user data.

Strictly Necessary Cookie

4 Hours

__utma

Tracks the number of times a visitor has been to the site.

Analytical Cookie

2 Years

 

__utmc

Calculates how long a visitor remains on the site.

Analytical Cookie

1 Year

__utmz

Keeps track of where the visitor came from.

Analytical Cookie

6 Months

_gid

Tracks how many visitors use the website.

Performance Cookie

24 Hours

BVBRANDID

BVSID

Bazaar Voice provide product reviews within our website.

Performance Cookie

10 Months

10 Months

_hjIncludedInSample

Track whether a visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels with Hotjar.

Performance Cookie

1 Year

automaton

New Relic - Error reporting for our websites.

Performance Cookie

1 Year

optinGlobal

Allows the website to remember choices made by the user. In this case opting in to the cookie policy.

Functional Cookie

27 Years

trackedHits

New Relic - Error reporting for our websites.

Performance Cookie

1 Year

trackingID

New Relic - Error reporting for our websites.

Performance Cookie

1 Year

IDE

Track who has entered our site from our Instagram adverts and where they have gone.

Advertising Cookies

390 days

fr

Cookie set by Facebook Pixel. Find more information below.

Advertising Cookies

90 days

YouTube videos - YouTube is used by the website to store and show video content. These cookies are set by YouTube to track usage of its services. The YouTube Cookies are only installed when you press play.

GPS

 

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

Analytical Cookie

Expires after eight months

PREF

 

This cookie stores your preferences and other information, in particular preferred language, how many search results you wish to be shown on your page, and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

Functional Cookie

Expires after eight months

VSC

 

This cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video.

Functional Cookie

Expires at the end of your session

YSC

 

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Analytical Cookie

Expires after eight months

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

 

A cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old.

Functional Cookie

Expires after eight months

remote_sid

 

These cookies from YouTube allow us to monitor video usage on the website, and allow Google to monitor performance of videos, analytics, preferences, and usage, as well as to serve personalised advertising.

Analytical / Advertising Cookie

Expires at the end of your session

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, to analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers in the USA.

In the event IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances a full IP address will be saved to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing us with other services relating to the use of this website and the internet.

The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

By using this website, you agree to the processing of any data collected from you by Google, as well as the aforementioned method of data processing and purpose. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your web browser. However, doing so may result in many of the features on our website not functioning correctly. You can also block the cookie’s collection of data regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser add-on found under the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, you can click this link in order to opt out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain). An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you will have to click this link again if you delete your cookies.

You can find more information on Google’s user provisions and data protection under the following links: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://www.google.de/intl/gb/policies/

What are Pixels and which ones do we use?

We also use other technologies on our website which allow us and third party providers to offer you a more personalised web experience, e.g. by offering you advertisements on your social media channels that are more relevant to you.

  • Facebook Pixels

Facebook Pixels are small pieces of software and are nearly invisible pixel-sized “dots” on our Website which create a link between your visit to our website and Facebook.

When the pixel loads, Facebook places a so-called “fr”-cookie on your computer, which helps Facebook to provide you with more personalized advertisements, but also to measure and improve advertisements. Please find more information above. Additional information on Facebook cookies can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.

Please note that when the “fr”-cookie is placed, Facebook is able to follow your surfing behaviour across other websites which have implemented a Facebook pixel or Facebook social plug-in.

Instagram Plugin

This website uses a so-called social plugin (hereinafter “Plugin“ ) of the microblogging service Instagram. The service is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, USA.(hereinafter “Provider”).

When visiting one of our websites which contains such a Plugin your browser will create a direct link with the servers of the Provider. The content of the Plugin is directly transmitted by the Provider to your web browser which then incorporates it in the website.

By integrating a Plugin, the Provider receives the information that your browser has accessed the relevant page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or account with the providers or if you are not logged in at the time of access. This information (including your IP address) may be sent directly from your browser to a server of the respective provider in the U.S. and stored there.

If you have a profile or an account and you are logged-in while visiting our website, the Provider can assign your visit to our website directly with your profile or account. If you interact with the Plugin, the corresponding information will be transferred directly to a server of the Provider and stored there. The information may also be posted on your Instagram-account and can be seen by your contacts.

The Provider may use this information for purposes of advertising, market research and needs-based design of their pages. For this purpose, the Provider creates profiles regarding usage, interests and relationships, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on the respective platform, to inform other users about your activities on our website, and to provide further services associated with the use of Instagram.

If you do not want the Provider to allocate the collected data via our website to your profile or account, you must log out of Instagram before you visit our website.

To find out more about the purpose and extent to which the Provider collects, processes and uses this data, your rights, and the settings available to protect your privacy, please see the data protection policies of Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

How can you control or delete cookies?

Most internet browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies from the start. You can change the browser settings to block cookies or to let you know when cookies are sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser settings or help section to learn more about how to adjust or modify the browser settings.

If you disable the cookies used by us, this may affect your experience when using our website, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of the website or you may not receive personalised information from the website.

If you use different devices to view and access our website (e.g. computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you need to ensure that the settings of each browser on each device are adjusted to your cookie preferences.

 

© Spectrum Brands (UK) Ltd, August 2018

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