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COOKIE POLICY


Thank you for visiting Sturdy South. This cookie notice applies to the Website, any website or branded pages on third-party platforms (e.g. YouTube and Facebook) and applications accessed or used through such websites or platforms which are operated by or on behalf of Sturdy South.

By using a Sturdy South, you are consenting to our use of cookies and other tracking technology in accordance with this notice. If you do not agree to our use of cookies and other tracking technology in this way, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use the Sturdy South. If you disable cookies that we use, this may impact your user experience while on the Sturdy South.

When using a mobile device to connect to the internet, you should also refer to the privacy notice of the specific App you are using to understand its specific data collection practices.

  1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

See below for details on what information is collected by cookies and how we use that information.

  1. How and why does Sturdy South use them?

Sturdy South uses cookies to gain a better understanding how visitors use this website. Cookies help us tailor Sturdy South websites to your personal needs, to improve their user-friendliness, gain customer satisfaction feedback on our websites (through designated partners) and to communicate to you elsewhere on the web. To enable this some cookies are applied when you enter our sites.

Sturdy South keeps all the information collected from cookies in a non–personally identifiable format. Sturdy South cookies located on your computer do not retain your name or your IP address.

  1. What type of cookies does Sturdy South use?

The following types of cookies are used on Sturdy South websites.

Necessary cookies
These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a website. Without these cookies, this website won’t work properly. Accordingly, we are not asking you for your specific consent for those cookies. For all other cookies your informed consent is required.

Session cookies
Session cookies are temporary cookie files which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.

Functional/Persistent Cookies
These are cookies which are set up to improve the functionality of the website. For example, cookies that remember the content you previously viewed on this website or the email address and password you provided when registering during an earlier visit to this website. Cookies may also remember items you have previously placed in your shopping cart while visiting a Sturdy South website. Using Functional cookies, therefore, may allow us to serve you content tailored to your interests and save you the time of having to re-register or re-enter information when you re-visit this website or try to access certain member-only sections. On some websites, cookies enable us to store your favorite items. We may also use Cookies to lockout underage users from certain activities.

Cookies that send information to us
These are the cookies that we set on a Sturdy South Site and they can only be read by that site. This is known as a “First Party” cookie.

We also place cookies on brand ads which are placed on other websites owned by third parties (e.g. Facebook). We obtain information via those cookies when you click on or interact with the advertisement. In this situation the brand is placing a “Third Party” cookie. The brand may use the information obtained by these cookies to serve you with advertising that is relevant and of interest to you based on your past online behavior.

Cookies that send information to other companies
These are cookies that are set on a Sturdy South Site by our partner companies (e.g. Facebook or advertisers). They may use the data collected from these cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to this Website. For example, if you use a social widget (e.g. the Facebook icon) on the Website, it will record your “share” or “like”. Facebook (as the company setting the cookie) will collect the data. This is known as a “Third Party’’ cookie.

Demographics and Interest Reporting
Some of our websites use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. This is done using something called the DoubleClick cookie. If you don’t want your information collected in this way, you can:

  • use Google’s Ad Settings to opt out of Display Advertising; or
  • use Google’s Browser add-on to opt out of Google Analytics

DoubleClick cookies contain no personally identifiable information. Sometimes the DoubleClick cookie will contain an additional identifier that is similar in appearance to the cookie ID, and is used to identify an ad campaign to which a user was exposed previously.

  1. How can I change my cookie settings?

You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can simply set it to refuse them, although you may not have access to all the features of this website if you do so. See your browser ‘help’ button for how you can do this. You do not need to have cookies on to use or navigate through many parts of this and other Sturdy South websites.

The Site allows you to choose NOT to allow the services which create and use these cookies to run, although you may not have access to all the features of the Site if you do so.

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