Kingfisher Cookies Policy

The website http://www.kingfisher.com (the "Site") is owned and operated by Kingfisher plc ("Kingfisher" or "we/us/our").

Whenever you access the Kingfisher website, mobile site, or mobile applications on any device, information may be collected through the use of cookies and similar technologies.

By continuing to use the Site you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Cookies Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Cookies are referred to as session or persistent, depending on how long they are stored on your computer or device:

  • Session cookies only last for the length of your online session. They disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for a set period of time specified in the cookie. These cookies are activated each time you visit the site that generated the cookie.

Which cookies does Kingfisher use?

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") UK Cookie guide. When you visit the Site the following categories of cookies may be set on your device (please note Kingfisher does not currently set any strictly necessary or targeting / advertising cookies):

Performance cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

The Site currently uses two types of performance cookies. These are Google Analytics and Gaia Insight. View a full list of our cookies.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate our use of the Site and compiles 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 the Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

We use Gaia Insight to enable us to understand how visitors interact with the Site particularly the paths visitors take through the Site. Your IP address and other personally identifiable data are not associated with any other data held by Gaia Insight. By using the Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google, Adobe and Gaia in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. You can opt out of Google cookies by clicking on the following link. Please note that clicking on this link will take you to Google's website and will generate a 'no thanks' cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by Google:

Google Analytics: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For information on how to opt out of Gaia Insight cookies, please refer to the section 'Managing cookies in your browser' below.

Don't forget that by not allowing performance cookies, this stops us from being able to learn what people like or don't like about our website and the services we offer so that we can make them better.

Functional cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Kingfisher or its third party partners set a range of functional cookies which perform a variety of tasks from remembering a user's preferences and settings to restricting the number of times a user can vote on an article. View a full list of our cookies.

Managing cookies in your browser

Modern browsers allow you to perform a number of tasks in relation to cookies including the ability to view the cookies currently stored on your computer or device and delete them on an individual basis, block third party cookies, block cookies from particular sites, prevent all cookies from being set and delete all cookies when you close your web browser.

You should note that any individual preferences will be lost if you delete cookies, including a preference to opt out of cookies (since this requires an opt-out cookie to be set). If you choose to block cookies completely, many websites will not work properly and some functionality may be lost.

The links below take you to the relevant 'Help' sections for the major web browsers. Here you will be able to find out more information about how to manage your cookies.

Internet Explorer:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Firefox:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Google Chrome:
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Opera:
http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html

Safari iOS:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Android:
http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022

Blackberry: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp

Windows Phone:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx

List of cookies used on the Site

Name Description Information

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Metrics: Google

Kingfisher.com uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the 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 Kingfisher.com, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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Metrics: Google

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Metrics: Google

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Metrics: Google

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Metrics: Gaia Insight

We use Gaia Insight to enable us to understand how visitors interact with kingfisher.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 is not associated with any other data held by Gaia Insight.

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New in store

This cookie stops repeat votes on individual items in the New in store section to prevent the feature being abused.

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Style preferences

Used in the 2004 online Annual Report to remember the user's font size preference

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Style preferences

Used in the 2004 online Annual Report to remember the user's font colour preference

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Responsibility section report tools

Report tools give you the facility to create your own list of important report pages and make notes to accompany them. You can then print your selected pages and notes, download them as a PDF, or email a list of the pages you've saved. Report tools work by placing a cookie on the user's computer in order to remember the pages or notes saved. The cookie stores a unique number. This number is used to identify which pages/notes the user has saved. The use of the cookie means that when the user comes back to the site (unless they have deleted the cookie) their saved items will still be available, without requiring them to create an account and log in each time.  Information from the cookies is not used to identify individual users of the site.

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Annual Report 2010/11 tools

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Annual Report 2009/10 tools

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Annual Report 2008/09 tools

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Annual Report 2007/08 tools

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3rd party: Thomson Reuters webcast

Used for accessing Preliminary Results 2012 Kingfisher PLC Earnings Presentation

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3rd party: Thomson Reuters webcast

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3rd party: Thomson Reuters webcast

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3rd party: Thomson Reuters webcast

Used for accessing Kingfisher PLC Third Quarter 2011 Trading Update Conference Call

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3rd party: Taleo IT opportunities iframe

These session cookies are usually used to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the Website and that any information that you have entered is remembered. This minimises the need to authenticate or reprocess each new area of the Website that you visit

 

Kingfisher may make changes to this cookies policy at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes on this page. Where appropriate, we may notify our customers and/or users of the change by email. You should, however, check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes.

Last updated: May 2012

 

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