Cookie Policy

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Our Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

As is standard practice with almost all professional websites AbrasivesHub uses cookies to  improve your experience when interacting with our website. Cookies are tiny temporary files that are downloaded to your computer, to enable us to provide enhanced functionality, improved features and a much better experience when visiting our site.

A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.

This page describes the information that is gathered using cookies, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer, but this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the functionality of the site.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

Why We Use Cookies?

We use cookies to understand the way that users interact with our site. This helps us to improve the content and layout of our site. For example, we may use cookies to personalise your experience on our web pages (e.g. to recognise you by name when you return to our site). We also may use cookies to offer you specific products and services.

Without cookies, you would need to log-in every time you visited a different page.

Most importantly, cookies save you time as they help us to remember who you are. Cookies help us to be more efficient. We can learn about what content is important to you and what is not. We can revise or remove web pages that are not of interest and focus our energies on content that our users want.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration of your account. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences for the next time you use the AbrasivesHub.

We also use cookies when you are logged in so that we identify you as a verified visitor, can identify your preferences (if you have saved any preferences) and we can remember that you have logged in so that we do not need to ask you to log in again every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out of the AbrasiveHub.

If you make use of any e-commerce or payment facilities on the AbrasivesHub, cookies will need to be used as these are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process your order properly.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section deals with the third party cookies you might encounter through the AbrasivesHub.

The AbrasivesHub uses Google Analytics which the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web. This software helps us to understand how visitors use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long a visitor spends on the AbrasivesHub site and the pages that the visitor opens on the site. This information helps us to improve our content and identify pages that need some attention. While this information is captured for every visitor to the site, it does not capture any personal information and the visitor is not identified from the data.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

In certain instances we may use the Google AdSense service to place advertisements on our pages. This service uses a particular type of cookie to serve more relevant adverts across the web and to limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these buttons and/or plugins to work the social media sites will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site (in a similar way to that described in the text above). For more information on the cookies set by Social Media Sites, please refer to their respective privacy policies.

Advertising companies also enable you to opt-out of receiving targeted advertising, if you would prefer to do so. This does not stop cookies being set, but it does stop these companies using and collecting some data. For more information and opt-out controls, please go to:
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

How to Disable Cookies

If you are still concerned about cookies being set on your computer and you want to control which cookies you accept, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You also can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser.

The steps involved depend on the particular browser that you are using (see your browser Help for how to do this).

You may find that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of the AbrasivesHub and many other websites that you visit. Therefore we strongly recommend that you accept the default settings on your browser and that you do not disable cookies.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

We do not give or sell any personal information on our visitors to anyone (see our Privacy Policy for more information)

Your continued use of the AbrasiveHub, constitutes acceptance of our cookie policy and of our Terms and Conditions.

Email: info@abrasiveshub.com