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Cookie Policy

What are cookies? Cookies are small files created by a website, stored on your computer then accessed by both your computer and the website as you browse. They have multiple functions which may be critical to your use of the website, for example, allowing you to log into your account or remembering the contents of your basket.

At OFG we utilise a number of different Internet technologies including cookies and the following policy sets out in detail the types of cookies we use, their details and how you can manage - disable or restrict them.

1. Types Of Cookies We Use

Three different types of cookies exist, we currently utilise session cookies and third party cookies:

  1. Session cookies which can remember the contents of your basket and expire when you close your browse.
  2. Permanent cookies which can remember your login details and password for a set period of time.
  3. Third party cookies which can be either session or permanent cookies and have the aim of collecting certain information to carry out customer research.

1.1 Essential/Internal

Essential or internal cookies are placed on your computer by our Website and allow it to operate as expected, they are not harmful to your computer and do not store personal data such as payment details. They are an integral part of your experience of our Website. We use them to:

  1. Remember the contents of a basket.
  2. Allow the contents of a basket to be transferred to the checkout for purchase and;
  3. Determine whether a user is logged into a secure area of the Website such as the checkout.

1.2 Third Party

Third party cookies allow us assess the effectiveness of both our Website and any advertising campaigns that we may run, they are placed on your computer by select advertising organisations to whom we have given permission to do so. The use of third party cookies allows us to improve our Website and ensure our advertising is relevant to you. We use them to:

  1. Gather information about your browsing habits.
  2. Display relevant advertising to you.

2. Details Of Cookies We Use

The exact types and details of cookies we use on our Website are shown in the following tables:

2.1 Essential/Internal

Provider Name Description Duration Location
Olympic Fixings Group AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport Allows our Website to determine whether your computer supports cookies Session Great Britain
Olympic Fixings Group ASP.NET_SessionId Assigns an ID to your computer allowing our Website to keep track of e.g. basket contents Session Great Britain

2.2 Third Party

Provider Name Description Duration Location
Google Analytics _ga Used to distinguish between our Website users 2 Years United States
Google Analytics _gid Used to distinguish between our Website users Session - 24 Hours United States
Google Analytics _gat Used to control the number of requests a Website users computer sends Session - 1 Minute United States


3. Managing Cookies

The essential cookies that we place on your computer are required in order for the Website to operate as expected and they are not harmful to your computer.

It is possible to configure your Internet browser to greater allow or restrict the placing of cookies on your computer, this can also be set up by cookie type and should you wish, all cookies can be removed.

Instructions for a number of popular Internet browsers are listed below with further, more detailed instructions available on their respective homepages.

With the relentless advance of technology it is not possible to list every browser for every device. Should your Internet browser not be listed it is recommended you consult the manufacturer's Website for further details.

3.1 Google Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu (three dots at the top right hand corner).
  2. Select 'Settings'.
  3. Click 'Advanced' at the bottom of the page.
  4. Under the 'Privacy' section click the 'Content settings' button.
  5. Configure the 'Cookies' section as required.

3.2 Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10/Edge

  1. Select the 'Tools' menu (ALT-X).
  2. Select 'Internet Options'.
  3. Click on the 'Privacy' tab.
  4. Move the slider to configure as required.
  5. For additional settings click the 'Advanced' button, check 'Override cookie handling' and configure as required.

3.3 Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select 'Options'.
  2. Click the 'Privacy' tab.
  3. To clear cookies select 'Remove individual cookies'.
  4. Configure as required by changing 'Firefox will' in the History section to 'Use custom settings for history'.

3.4 Safari

  1. Choose Safari 'Settings' menu.
  2. Select 'Preferences'.
  3. Choose the 'Privacy' tab.
  4. Configure the 'Block cookies section' as required.
  5. If you want to see websites that store cookies on your computer, click 'Details'.


This policy was last updated on 24/07/18.