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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.


Cookies used on this website

The www.howdens.com website uses several cookie files to make using the website a better experience. Below is a guide to what cookies are used and for what purpose.


Cookie Name Description
Google Analytics / AddThis _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _utmv, _utmz
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. More information is available from the Google Developers site.
AddThis _conv_r, _conv_v, bt, bt2, di2, dt, ssc, ssh, sshs, uit, um, PHPSESSID, atmun, _atuvc, loc, psc, uid, xtc These cookies are used as part of the AddThis functionality of our website, specifically the Email, Pinterest & YouTube icons and resulting actions.
Pinterest _pinterest_cm, _pinterest_sess, csrftoken These cookies are used as part of the Pinterest functionality of our website and resulting actions.
Howdens howdensCookies Used to hide cookie message if cookies have been allowed.
HotJar _hjClosedSurveyInvites, hjDonePolls, _hjMinimizedPolls, _hjDoneSurveys These cookies ensure that any HotJar surveys on our website are presented correctly, and that visitors to our website are not shown the same survey multiple times.

How to change your cookie settings

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

  1. Click 'Customise and control Google Chrome' in the top right of the browser window
  2. Select 'Settings' from the menu
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the settings page and click the '+ Show advanced settings' link, additional options will appear
  4. Scroll to the 'Privacy' section of the page and click the 'Content Settings' button
  5. In the 'Cookies' section of the pop-up window select 'Block sites from setting any data' and check 'Block third-party cookies and site data'
  6. For further information on the other options available please consult the help menu.
Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click 'Tools' in the top menu of the browser window
  2. Select 'Options' from the menu
  3. Select the 'Privacy' tab at the top of the pop-up window
  4. In the 'History' section of the page, click the drop-down box and select 'Use custom settings for history', a series of check-boxes and options will appear
  5. To turn off all cookies, uncheck the 'Accept cookies from sites' option, then click 'OK' at the bottom of the pop-up window to save and close.
  6. Please refer to the help menu for more information on other cookie settings available.
Microsoft Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the 'Cog' icon in the top right of the browser window
  2. Select 'Internet Options' from the menu
  3. In the 'Internet Options' pop-up window select the 'Privacy' tab
  4. Click the 'Advanced' button
  5. In the 'Advanced Privacy Settings' pop-up window, check the 'Override automatic cookie handling' check-box, the other options will now be available
  6. For both 'First-party Cookies' and ' Third-party Cookies' select the 'Block' option, click OK to save your settings
  7. Click 'OK' in the 'Internet Options window to return to your browsing session
  8. For further information on options available please refer to the help menu
Safari

Safari

  1. Click the 'Cog' icon in the top right of the browser window
  2. Select 'Preferences' from the menu
  3. In the 'Privacy' pop-up window select the 'Privacy' tab
  4. In the 'Block cookies' section of the window, select the 'Always' option
  5. Close the 'Privacy' pop-up window to save your settings
  6. For more information please consult the help menu

Other Browsers

To change the cookie settings for browsers not listed above please refer to your documentation or online help files.