What is a cookie?

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a simple small file sent with pages of this website and/or Flash applications and stored by the browser on your computer's hard drive. The information stored therein can be sent back to our servers during your next visit. These cookies do not damage your computer. www.gasstruts.com uses the following cookies:

First party cookies:
• Google Analytics (tracking cookies)
• Functional and technical cookies (sessioncookies)
• Other: cookie control cookies

Third-party cookies (cookies from third parties):
• Advertising programmes
• Social Media

Read more about individual cookies in the following sections. In section 3, you will read more about how to enable or disable cookies.

1. First Party Cookies

1.1 Google Analytics (tracking cookies)
Through our website, a cookie is set by the company Google, as part of the "Analytics" service. We use this service to keep track of how visitors use the website and receive reports on it. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or insofar as third parties process the information on Google's behalf. We have no influence on this. We have not allowed Google to use the Analytics information obtained for other Google services. The information collected by Google is anonymised as much as possible. The IP address is expressly not included. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google states that it adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor programme of the US Department of Commerce. This implies an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

1.2 Functional and technical cookies (requiredcookies)
Technical cookies are cookies that are necessary for the SpringMasters website(s) to function, to create an account, to allow you to log in and to detect fraud with your account . Functional cookies remember your preferences. Gasstruts.com does not use functional cookies, apart from cookie control cookies (section 1.3).

1.3 Other: cookie control cookies
These cookies are set to remember your preferences regarding cookies. These are necessary to know whether or not you consent to the following cookies being stored on your equipment: 1.3).

• Google Analytics (statistics)
• Cookies from advertising programmes
• Social Media cookies

2. Third Party Cookies

2.1 Tracking cookies for relevant advertisements
You agree to our cookie policy when you use our website or have given implicit consent, unless you change the settings (about which more in chapter 3). Upon agreement/consent, other parties place "tracking cookies" on your equipment to better tailor advertisements to your preferences. They use these cookies to track which pages you visit outside their network in order to build up a profile of your online surfing behaviour. This profile is partly built on the basis of similar information obtained from your visits to other websites in their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, e-mail address and the like as known to us, but only serves to tailor advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant to you as possible.

2.2 Social Media
Our website includes buttons to promote ("like") or share ("tweet") web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work by means of pieces of code that originate from Facebook and Twitter respectively. Cookies are placed by means of this code. We have no influence on this. Read the privacy statement of Facebook and Twitter respectively (which may change regularly) to find out what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies. The information they collect is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transferred to and stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + claim to adhere to Safe Harbor principles and are members of the US Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor programme. This implies an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

3. Turning cookies on, off and deleting them

Want to enable or disable cookies - or change your settings? You can do so via your browser settings (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Mozilla or Chrome). More information on enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or using your browser's Help function. These vary from one browser to another. You can choose to activate the 'do not track' functionality in your browser. Deleting and accepting tracking cookies and cookies placed by third parties: Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties who, among other things, display relevant advertisements through our website that match your preferences. You can delete these cookies centrally via Your Online Choices so that they are not placed again on a third-party website. You can indicate whether and, if so, which cookies you accept via your browser settings. The location of these settings varies per browser. You can find out the exact location and procedure by using your browser's help function.

Refusing specific cookies:
If you refuse (certain) cookies, you may not be able to use all or some of the functionalities of our website. By the way, refusing cookies does not mean that you will no longer see advertisements. You will still see ads in your browser, but they will no longer be tailored to your needs and preferences.