Wolseley plc is committed to the online privacy of all its users. This policy statement is designed to give a clear explanation of Wolseley plc’s data processing practices. For your protection, we are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and have given all appropriate notifications to the Information Commissioner.
We will not collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. Examples of such information are your name and email address. The information collected will be used to send you the information you have requested and to provide information that may be useful to you.
We may share non-personal aggregate statistics (group) data about our site visitors’ traffic patterns with partners or other parties. However, we do not sell or share any information about individual users.
Cookie Use Policy
A cookie is a small data file which is placed on your computer or other mobile or handheld device as you browse a website. 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. A cookie can help analyse web traffic or can let a website operator know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual by tailoring its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
How to control and delete cookies
We understand that some people may have concerns about cookies; we believe, however, the benefit that you and Wolseley plc gain from their proper use is worthwhile. You can delete the files that contain cookies – these files are stored as part of your Internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by wolseley.com, or any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use our website to its highest capacity.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to control or delete cookies on a wide variety of browsers. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your manual.
First Party Cookies used by Wolseley plc
This is a list of the main cookies set by Wolseley plc on our website, and what each is used for:
|Cookie name||Cookie use||Cookie duration||Host||Definition|
|__utma||Metrics: Google||2 years||.wolseley.com||
Wolseley.com uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website and compile reports on user activity.
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 will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using wolseley.com, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
|__utmb||Metrics: Google||30 mins||.wolseley.com|
|__utmz||Metrics: Google||6 months||.wolseley.com|
Wolseley will not (and will not allow any third party) to associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifiable information from any source as part of our use of the Adobe Omniture statistical analytics tool. Adobe Omniture will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Adobe.
|s_vi||Metrics: Omniture||5 years||.thegroup.112.2o7.net|
|aether||Metrics: Gaia Insight||30 mins||.wolseley.com||We use Gaia Insight to enable us to understand how visitors interact with wolseley.com particularly the paths visitors take through the site. This data is used to help understand how visitors interact with the site and the way in which they navigate through it. Your IP address and other personally identifiable data are not associated with any other data held by Gaia Insight.|
|is_returning||Metrics: Crazy Egg||5 years||.wolseley.com||We use Crazy Egg to see how visitors interact with areas of a page. No personally identifiable data is captured during this process.|
Third party cookies
Wolseley.com uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. A list of all third party cookies that are used on wolseley.com and what each is used for appears below.
|Cookie name||Cookie use||Cookie duration||Host||Definition|
|eventsPermanent||Related to the results webcasts||1 year||events.ctn.co.uk||Maintains a unique identifier (“GUID”) for a user across webcasts, allowing the tracking of user behaviour between events.|
|ASPSESSIONIDQQQSQRST||Related to the results webcasts||session||events.ctn.co.uk||Session cookie to maintain session ID (standard IIS).|
|cookie%5Ftblwolseley%5Foctober%5F2011||Related to the results webcasts||2 years||events.ctn.co.uk||For the October 2011 event, the user’s registration information such as surname, email, location and GUID is stored. Tracks user behaviour for this event.|
|ctnTracker||Related to the results webcasts||32 months||events.ctn.co.uk||Used to store information about the user’s computer such as Windows Media Player versions. We read this information and aggregate it against other users to ensure that this user and all users have an optimum viewing experience.|
|cookietest||Related to the results webcasts||session||events.ctn.co.uk||Used to test whether cookies are enabled on the user’s computer.|
|userSettings%5Fcookie%5Ftblwolseley%5Foctober%5F2011||Related to the results webcasts||session||events.ctn.co.uk||For the October 2011 event, user’s player settings choice is stored for the session.|
|tblwolseley%5Fmarch%5F2011||Related to the results webcasts||2 years||events.ctn.co.uk||For the March 2011 event, the user’s registration information such as surname, email, location and GUID is stored. Tracks user behaviour for this event.|
|tblwolseley%5Fseptember%5F2010||Related to the results webcasts||2 years||events.ctn.co.uk||For the September 2010 event, the user’s registration information such as surname, email, location and GUID is stored. Tracks user behaviour for this event.|
|userSettings%5Ftblwolseley%5Fseptember%5F2010||Related to the results webcasts||session||events.ctn.co.uk||For the September 2010 event, user’s player settings choice is stored for the session.|
|tblwolseley%5Finvestors%5Fmarch%5F2010||Related to the results webcasts||2 years||events.ctn.co.uk||For the March 2010 event, the user’s registration information such as surname, email, location and GUID is stored. Tracks user behaviour for this event.|
|userSettings%5Ftblwolseley%5Finvestors%5Fmarch%5F2010||Related to the results webcasts||session||events.ctn.co.uk||For the March 2010 event, user’s player settings choice is stored for the session.|
|tblwolseley%5Finvestors%5Fsept%5F2009||Related to the results webcasts||2 years||events.ctn.co.uk||For the September 2009 event, the user’s registration information such as surname, email, location and GUID is stored. Tracks user behaviour for this event.|
|userSettings%5Ftblwolseley%5Finvestors%5Fsept%5F2009||Related to the results webcasts||session||events.ctn.co.uk||For the September 2009 event, user’s player settings choice is stored for the session.|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Related to the 2011 Annual Report hosting||session||annualreport2011.wolseleyplc.com||This cookie randomly generates an ID that allows the application to remember the state of any interactions the user has had with the website.|
Wolseley plc is required to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1988. This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. You have the right to see what is held about you and for any inaccuracies to be corrected.
Any changes to this policy will be posted here.
Information updated May 2012