What are cookies and similar technologies?
- Show you products that are relevant to you.
- Work with advertising partners to deliver relevant advertising to you.
- Remember your log in details to keep you signed in.
We use tracking pixels (a similar technology to cookies) in our emails in order to track user activity and continuously improve our content. These allow us to find out if our emails have been read and if the recipient found them useful.
Session and persistent cookies
A cookie can be either a:
Session cookie - this type of cookie is deleted when you close your web browser (Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge etc.). These are typically used when you log in to a website make an online purchase;
Persistent cookie - this type of cookie remains on your computer until they expire. This can be for a fixed time after you have visited the website (e.g, one year) or a particular date (e.g., 31 December 2022). These cookies are used to remember information between visits to a website.
Except for strictly necessary cookies, all cookies on our website will expire after 6 months.
What are the types of cookies?
Strictly necessary cookies
These are always on when you visit our website, and you can’t turn them off unless you change your browser settings. These cookies are vital to us providing key features of our website, such as the ability to use online tools, log on and register securely, and maintain your cookie preferences.
|Cookie source||Cookie name||Cookies used||Duration|
|osb-india.com||OptanonAlertBoxClosed||First Party||A few seconds, 364 Days|
|osb-india.com||OptanonConsent||First Party||A few seconds, 364 Days|
You’ll be asked to provide your consent to the following cookies when you first visit our website and your consent will be refreshed every 6 months. You can switch these on or off at any time.
These let us monitor how our website is performing so we can make regular improvements to the user experience and enable us to run tests on our website using different layouts. We also use these cookies for enhanced web chat services.
|Cookie source||Cookie name||Cookies used||Duration|
|osb-india.com||_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn||First Party||A few seconds, 0 Days|
|osb-india.com||_ga||First Party||A few seconds, 730 Days|
|osb-india.com||_gid||First Party||A few seconds, 1 Day|
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
These are used to collect information about your visit to our site, the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address. We’ll use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with trusted third parties for this purpose.
First and third-party cookies
First-party cookies are set by us. They are only read when you come back to our website again.
To deactivate the use of third-party advertising cookies, you may visit the website page to manage their use.
How we work with our trusted third parties
We use third-party website analytics providers to monitor visitor traffic to our site to supply website reporting and general analytics. This gives us information about the pages on our site that visitors view, where our visitors come from (for example, whether they were directed to our site by a search engine), how long they choose to stay on the site, the types of browsers they use and so on.
We use this information to enhance our website offering so that we give our users the best possible experience on the site and to monitor the effectiveness of our marketing activities. However, this information is provided in anonymised, aggregate form only. It doesn’t enable you or your activity on our site to be individually identified.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, which sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website. The information collected helps us to understand how people use our website, what technologies they use, whether they have followed a link or carried out a search to find the site and which pages are most popular. It doesn’t give us individually identifiable information about your interaction with the site.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google won’t associate your Internet Provider (IP) address with any other data held by Google.
To find out more about the Google Analytics cookie and to reject or delete this cookie, you can visit the Google Privacy site at http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
How can you manage cookies?
Strictly necessary cookies are always on when you visit us. When you first visit our website you can choose which cookies we can use.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Stopping all cookies might mean you can’t access some of our services or our website may not work properly for you.
Where can I get more information?
For more information on how we may use your personal data, please see our privacy notice. You can find out more information about cookies and your rights on the ICO’s website https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/