INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

 

 

Ryobi is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

We aim to be open and clear regarding the information we collect when you visit our websites, mobile sites or mobile apps, particularly through the use of "cookies".

This policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. It also explains the different types of cookies we use, and how you can change or delete them.

We hope that this policy helps you understand and feel more confident about our use of cookies.

For information on how your information is collected and used by Ryobi, please see our Privacy Policy.

 

What is a cookie?

 

Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of information stored by your browser onto your device whenever you visit a website.  Cookies are used to make websites work, or to help websites work more efficiently.  They can do this because websites can read and update these files to recognise information that will make your use of our website more convenient, such as your web browser and your user preferences.  

 

Ryobi uses session cookies and persistent cookies.  A session cookie is started once you open your browser and is deleted when you close your web browser.  A session cookie allows us to give you a unique session ID to link your actions across our website.  You will get a different session ID each time you visit our site.  

A persistent cookie allows your preferences or actions across a site (or across different sites) to be remembered. It has a longer lifetime than a session cookie and lasts for the period specified in the cookie (this will vary from cookie to cookie). This type of cookie will not be deleted when you close your browser window and will be stored on your device. It will be activated every time you visit a

website which created that persistent cookie. as one of the following:

Category 1 – Strictly necessary cookie;

Category 2 – Performance cookie;

Category 3 – Functionality cookie.

 

                

Cookie Categorisation

To help you understand cookies, we have classified each cookie used on our site

 

    Category 1 ‐ Strictly necessary cookie

    Category 2 ‐ Performance Cookie

    Category 3 – Functionality Cookie 

 

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies:

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

 

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website and remembering information entered on forms. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e‐billing, cannot be provided.

 

Category 2: Performance Cookies:

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

 

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

 

 

Category 3: Functionality Cookies:

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

 

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

 

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

 

 Cookies used on our website

 

Cookie Category

Cookie Name

Purpose

1

Session ID cookie

Session informaion

1

Shopping cart cookie

Shopping cart ID. Unique identifier to establish what (if any) shopping cart a user is associated with

1

Products to compare

Stores which products are being compared

2

RecentSearches

Caches search history during the session

2

CultureCookie

Stores language and location settings

VisitorStatusCookie

Counts access to the site

2

CurrentVisitStatusCookie

Caches current visit status throughout the active session

2

URLReferrerCookie

Caches last visited page for performance

2

FormStateCookie

Caches form state 

2

Google Analytics

Utilised by Google Analytics to track visitor’s data on the website.

3

PreferredCultureState

Stores preferred language and location settings

3

CurrentContact

Sets login session activity

3

CurrentTheme

Sets theme selection

3

VisitorStatus

Sets site visit status

 

 

Google Analytics

 

Google Analytics is used to collect information to analyse and react to the ways that people use our website.   This information is used to ensure that visitors to our site have an optimal customer experience.    

 

Ryobi does not have access to Google Analytics cookies, and Google does not have access to our cookies. 

 

You can read more about Google Analytics here.

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

 

 

Managing Cookies

 

You can control which cookies you get and which you store on your browser.  Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to refuse some or all of our cookies, our site will issue cookies whenever you visit.  

 

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.

To reset cookies for your browser, click on the applicable link…

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.