Cookie Policy

This Cookie policy describes what cookies are and how Builder Depot LTD ("Builder Depot LTD", "we", "us" or "our") uses them on the builderdepot.co.uk website and any of its products or services (collectively, "Website" or "Services").

You should read this Policy so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used. It also describes the choices available to you regarding accepting or declining the use of cookies. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy, which can be found at: https://www.builderdepot.co.uk/help-and-support/privacy-policy

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way. There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username, any promotion code(s), preferences and analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org

What sort of cookies do we use?

Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:


Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify members and ensure they can access the member only pages or enable the functionality to display prices with or without VAT. If a member opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content available.


Performance Cookies

We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.


Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and what products you had added to your trolley. We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.


Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies

We may use cookies to show you relevant advertising both on and off the Builder Depot site. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad later visited and took an action (e.g. made a purchase). Similarly, our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we’ve shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads.


To view a full list of the cookies used on the Builder Depot website, please click here

Does anyone else use cookies on our website?

We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.

The first time you accessed our website you should have seen a banner which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions on our “How to Manage Cookies” section below.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections and key features of our website do not work properly.

Do we track whether users open our emails?

Our emails may contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

How to manage cookies

As we explain earlier in our Cookie Policy, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. If you do disable our cookies you may find that certain sections of our website do not work. For example, you may have difficulties logging in or seeing the products in your trolley.

If you are concerned about behaviourally targeted advertising cookies (which serve you advertisements based on your use of builderdepot.co.uk and other websites), users can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu to opt out of these third-party cookies.

The above websites are not Builder Depot sites and we are not responsible for their content.

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products, including how to enable, disable and clear your cookies. Please see below for more information:

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

Other helpful resources

To learn more about advertisers’ use of cookies the following links may be helpful:

Changes to this cookie policy

Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the cookie policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations. We will notify you where applicable via email when significant changes have taken place to the cookie policy

You may contact Builder Depot Ltd in regards to this cookie policy by email at gdpr@builderdepot.co.uk

This notice was last updated on 10/10/2019