Cookies

We use technology referred to as cookies to track your movement around our site. A cookie is a small amount of data - often including a unique identifier - that is sent from a website to your computer (or mobile phone) and is stored on your device.

In the case of the Marks Electrical website we use one cookie which is necessary to operate specific features of the website such as the shopping basket, and another for monitoring site performance and usage. These cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information and consist only of unique identity codes. The former will be deleted as soon as you close your browser, and the latter will be removed after 90 days.

Cookies also enable us to track the effectiveness of our advertising, and to display adverts relevant to you when you're browsing elsewhere online - for example products and offers that you've looked at.

Cookie Types

Below are details of the types of cookies used on this site.

Type What's It For?
Necessary Cookies These cookies are set and used by our website only and help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like keeping track of your shopping basket and progress through the checkout. Without them, you will not be able to use our website checkout to buy from us.
Analytics Cookies These cookies are set both by our website, and third party companies, and help us to monitor the website performance and usage by collecting aggregate information on user activities performed on the website. They are collected anonymously and only for statistical purposes.
Marketing Cookies These cookies are set by third party companies and allow us to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Additionally they may be used to collect information about your browsing habits and allow us to show you adverts while you are browsing our website and other sites on the internet. These are set by us or by carefully selected third parties, to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the user.

Third Party Analytics Cookies

The services we use are:

Google Analytics: This technology stores a number of cookies on your device and helps us analyse how shoppers use our site. It does not collect any personal information and these cookies may be stored on your device for up to 6 months. Refer to Google's Google Analytics Opt-out Page for information about opting out of this form of tracking.

AddThis: This service lets you share information from our site with people on social networking sites. It allows us to tracks what content you choose to share using AddThis, and also remembers your preferences. For further information, refer to AddThis's Privacy Policy.

BazaarVoice: We use this service to provide customers with ratings and reviews for the products we sell. BazaarVoice uses cookies to process information from consumers and monitor user behaviour. For further information, refer to BazaarVoice's Privacy Policy.

Third Party Marketing Cookies

The services we use are:

Google Ads/Shopping: If you click on an advert provided by Google AdWords or Google Shopping a cookie will be stored on your device. This cookie will expire after 30 days. This measure, and the fact that Google uses separate servers for conversion tracking and search results, protects your privacy. If you want to opt out of these cookies, or for further information, visit Google's Privacy Center.

Bing Ads: If you click on an advert provided by Bing Ads (provided by Microsoft) a cookie will be stored on your device. If you want to opt out of these cookies, or for further information, visit Bing Ad's Privacy Center.

Criteo: If you click on an advert provided by Criteo a cookie will be stored on your device. This service allows us to show you adverts while you are browsing our website and other sites on the internet. If you want to opt out of these cookies, or for further information, visit Criteo's Privacy Center.

Facebook: This allows us to track what users do after they see or click on a Facebook advertisement. This enables us to monitor the effectiveness of Facebook ads for purposes of statistics and market research. Data collected in this way is anonymous to us, however, this data is saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook can connect this data with your Facebook account and use it for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with its own Data Policy. If you want to opt out of these cookies, or for further information, visit Facebook's Privacy Center.

Idealo: If you click on a link to our site provided by the price comparison service Idealo a cookie will be stored on your device. For further information, refer to Idealo's Privacy Policy.

Kelkoo: If you click on a link to our site provided by the price comparison service Kelkoo a cookie will be stored on your device. For further information, refer to Kelkoo's Privacy Policy.

Marketing cookies are often used in coordination with 'conversion tracking'. When you complete an order through our website, we may share anonymized information about the sale with marketing services you have interacted with.

Managing Cookies

Most browsers allow you to manage your cookie settings. Normally, browsers are set up to allow all cookies but you can change it to give you the choice to accept or reject cookies. If you choose to reject the necessary cookies from our website you will not be able to use the checkout as it uses cookies to keep track of your basket and progress.

If you wish to restrict or block third party cookies which are listed above - or indeed any other websites - you can do this through your browser settings. You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.