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Cookie Information

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, eg remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. The Regulations also cover similar technologies for storing information, eg Flash cookies. The Regulations were revised in 2011, and the ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules.

PlumbPal uses cookies to make the site work well for you. We use cookies to remember your login details when you opt to do so by ticking the "Remember Me" option. We also use cookies to store items in your basket so, if you leave the site without completing your order, you won't lose your basket. Finally, we may use cookies to track which pages you visit on our site so we can improve our service in the future. 

We do not use cookies in any way other than to offer you a good service. We do not gather or store any information about you or monitor your use of any other websites.


How can I control my cookies?

Browser controls

You can use your web browser to:

  • delete all cookies;
  • block all cookies;
  • allow all cookies;
  • block third-party cookies;
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser;
  • open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
  • install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.

Where to find information about controlling cookies


Useful information

  • A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, includingAboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.
  • The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
  • Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
  • New technologies such as Mozilla's Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
  • Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.