Cookie Policy

Use of Cookies by Travis Perkins Group

We do use cookies on the Defender website. However, please be assured we do not collect or store personal data via the cookies used on any of the websites within the Travis Perkins group.

When someone visits one of our websites we collect session information to enable the customer the best possible journey through our website, as well as standard analytics information about how our website is performing for our customers. The analytics information is collected to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the websites. We collect this information in a way which does not show us the identity of any of the website customers. In all instances where we use Cookies, the purpose and intention from the Travis Perkins Group is to improve the customer journey on our website whilst keeping the confidence and privacy of our customers.

If we do collect personally identifiable information through the Defender website we will be honest with you about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. In all instances you will be asked to opt in to this sort of information so it will be a conscious decision we will ask you to make. This is usually provided in a tick box format.

 Privacy Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are files that store information on your hard drive or browser which means that the Travis Perkins Group can recognise that you have visited the Defender website before. Cookies make it easier for you to maintain your preferences on the Defender website, and by seeing how you use them, we can tailor them around your preferences and measure usability of the Defender website. This is important to us and you because we want to make sure our websites are as user friendly as possible ensuring you have a good experience when browsing or purchasing on our website.

How can you prevent Cookies?

If you want to, you can disable the cookies from your browser and delete all cookies that are stored on your computer. You can do this as often you want to. To find out how to do this for your particular browser you can go to "help" on your browser's menu or you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html

What happens if I do disable Cookies?

We never make your personal details available to companies outside of the Travis Perkins group for marketing purposes and will only disclose your personal details to other companies within the Travis Perkins group if you have agreed to us doing so.

You need to be aware that should you choose to disable cookies from your browser it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Defender website and some or all of the areas of the website may fail to work for you. You will see from the table below that all of the cookies used by the Group are recognised as being essential cookies, which are required in order to make the Defender website work.

The table below gives you an easy insight into all the cookies used by the Defender website, why we use that particular cookie, how long it stays with you and how you can find out further information about each cookie:

Cookie nameCookie providerExpires afterDescription of cookie
PHPSESSID www.defenderpower.com End of session A basic session cookie which makes the site work properly. It saves a session identifier randomly generated to keep track of your session as you move from one page to the next in order to remember selections or preferences made during the visit. For example, this cookie makes the shopping basket work.
__utma Google Analytics 2 years This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website
__utmb Google Analytics 30 minutes A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website
__utmc Google Analytics End of session A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site - having waited 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website
__utmz Google Analytics End of session This keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from. More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website
__atuvc AddThis 2 years The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users. More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website
di AddThis 2 year It stores randomly generated number. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website
dt AddThis 1 month It stores a "X". AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website
loc AddThis 2 months It stores country code and randomly generated letters and numbers. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website
psctd> AddThis End of session It stores randomly generated letters and numbers. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website
uit Addthis 1 day It stores a number. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website
user_segment Addthis 1 month AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website
uvc Addthis End of session AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website
ssh Addthis 2 years It stores your favourite preferences. AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website

How can you disable Cookies?

If you want to, you can disable cookies from your browser and delete all cookies that are stored on your computer. You can do this as often you want to. To find out how to do this for your particular browser you can go to "help" on your browser's menu or you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.

What happens if I do disable Cookies?

You need to be aware that if you choose to disable cookies from your browser it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the defenderpower.com website, as some or all of the areas of the website may fail to work for you.

You will see from the table above that certain of the cookies which we use on our website are considered to be strictly necessary for the operation of certain aspects of the website. Therefore, please be aware that if these cookies are disabled we may be unable to provide certain services which you have requested.