This cookie policy (the "Cookie Policy") explains how cookies on this Site are used and how they can be controlled.

Like many websites, we use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies for several purposes, such as to store your preferred browsing language and log-in information, to better understand how you interact with the Site, and to monitor site usage and web traffic. Some of these cookies are  necessary for the functioning of the Site, others are not. The specific cookies we use are described below along with their purposes. Opt-out information is also provided below for cookies. Please note that after your first review of this Cookie Policy, your consent will be deemed to be given for the use of cookies described below, until and unless you decide to opt out of the use of them.

Persistent cookies vs. session cookies

Persistent cookies, used to save your login information and remember your settings for future logins to websites. A persistent cookie is a cookie stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

Session ID cookies, used to enable certain features of websites and services, to better understand how you interact with the site and to monitor aggregate usage by and web traffic routing. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser. They usually store an anonymous session identifier on your computer allowing you to browse a website (for example) without having to log in to each page.

First party cookies vs. third party cookies

The "first party cookies" are our own RIDGID cookies, which we use to improve your experience. RIDGID cookies are associated with a user's personal information. However, no third party has access to the information we collect through our RIDGID.com cookies.

The "third party cookies" are cookies placed on our Site by third parties to provide their services, including advertising cookies. We do not have access to or control over these tracking technologies. We do not tie the information gathered to the Site users’ personal information. 

What type of cookies does the site use?

We use the following cookies:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies and technical cookies
    These are cookies that allow you to access secure parts of the site and use its features. Without these cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of services like registering a product or writing a review of a product.

    The strictly necessary cookies are associated with a user's personal information. However, these cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet and no third party has access to the information we collect through these cookies.

    We also use technical cookies which allow the Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) for customization and personalization purposes. These cookies do not gather any information about you that will be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.

    The Site uses the following strictly necessary cookies:
    Who is placing the cookieTypeDescription/purpose
    RIDGID Persistent cookie Cookie Policy Visibility Cookies: RIDGID installs a cookie on your computer which indicates whether or not you have been informed of the use of cookies through a banner notice being displayed, and then whether you have indicated your consent to the use of cookies by continuing to use the website or service, so that the banner will not continue to show every time you visit a page.
    RIDGID Persistent cookie Device identifier Cookie: RIDGID installs a cookie on your computer which identifies you and tells the Site that you are logged in.
    RIDGID Persistent cookie User Locale Cookie: RIDGID installs a cookie which is used to remember local specific selections made by you such as language preferences.
    These cookies are necessary to the operation of the Site and therefore you cannot opt-out to their use.
     
  2. Analytical cookies
    These cookies collect information about how you use and move around the website. For example, these will keep track of what pages are most visited, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

    The Site uses the following analytical cookies:
    Who is placing the cookieTypeDescription/purpose
    Google Persistent and session cookies Analytics Cookie. The cookies Google Analytics work together to give us information about how people use the site.
    To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics cookies visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
     
  3. Advertising and tracking cookies
    We work with third-party advertising companies to serve ads while you are visiting our Site and permit these companies to place and access their own cookies on your device in the course of serving advertisements on this Site. These companies may use information obtained through their cookie (which does not include your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to our and other web sites, in combination with non-personally identifiable information about your purchases and interests from other online sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

    The Site uses the following advertising cookies:
    Who is placing the cookieTypeDescription/purpose
    Google Persistent cookie Advertising Cookie.. The Google advertising cookies are used to customize ads on Google properties, like Google Search. For example, these cookies are used to remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or search results, and your visits to an advertiser’s website.
    We use Remarketing with Google AdWords and Google Analytics to advertise online and make ads more relevant. Remarketing cookies will be used by third parties (including Google) to show our ads on websites other than our own.
    Both us and third parties (including Google) will also use Remarketing cookies – both first party (such as Google Analytics) and third party (such as DoubleClick) – to serve more relevant ads to users based on such users’ past visits to our website, whether those users are on our Website or on other websites.
    Google Persistent cookie YouTube Cookies.These cookies are used on any page of our Site that includes a YouTube video. Once you click on the YouTube video player, they collect information to measure the number and behavior of YouTube users, including information that links your visits to our Site with your Google account if you are signed in to one.
    AddThis Persistent cookie Tracking cookie.This cookie tracks browsing behavior and purchasing behavior across multiple websites.
    To opt out of being tracked by Google advertising cookies visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
    To opt out of being tracked by AddThis tracking cookie visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.
     
  4. Social media cookies
    We use buttons to enable sharing of pages with social networking sites. These buttons may place a third party cookie on your device, which could gather usage information.

    The Site uses the following social media cookies:
    Who is placing the cookieTypeDescription/purpose
    AddThis Persistent cookie Social Networks Cookie. This cookie provides integration with social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
    To opt out of being tracked by the AddThis social media cookie visit: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.
     
  5. Flash cookies
    We also use Flash Cookies (also known as Local Stored Objects) and similar technologies to personalize and enhance your online experience.

    You can learn how to manage Flash Cookies by visiting the following website: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html.

    Please note that rejecting Flash cookies is likely to mean that the Site will not operate properly and accordingly you will not be able to take full advantage of the Site.