Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our careers website Cookie policy.

USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:

Information you give to us. We will use this information:

  • to carry out our obligations to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

Information we collect about you. We will use this information:

  • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about services that may interest you or them.

Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Your Personal Data will not normally be disclosed to third parties except where that is necessary for fulfilment of our obligation to you or we are obliged or permitted to do so by law. Notably, we will not sell, resell, lease or license your Personal Data to any third parties but we may, if required for the purposes for which your Persona Data was collected and processed, share it with other entities in the Wolseley group or with our service providers, for the specific scope of their provisions of services. We may share your Personal Information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may share your information with selected third parties including analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

YOUR RIGHTS
You have a right of access to Personal information we may hold about you, to have inaccurate information about you corrected and to request that we stop using your Personal Data for marketing purposes. Access requests should be put in writing to the address below.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

CONTACT
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to questions@wolseley.co.uk

COOKIE POLICY
What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. A cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets web site operators know when you visit a particular site.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details.

By using our website, you are agreeing to our Privacy and Cookies Policies and consent to the use of cookies by us as described in these policies.

What cookies do we use?
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below. We use the following terminology:

Session cookies – only last for the duration of your browsing session on the website. Your web browser would normally delete these when you close the browser.

Persistent cookies – these last longer than the browser session e.g. if you log into a website and then return to the website some days later, the website knows who you are and displays a welcome message to you. Persistent cookies enable this to happen.

First party cookies – these are set by us

Third party cookies – you may notice some cookies that aren't related to us. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Cookie name Description and purpose Session/Persistent First/Third Party
 ASP.NET Session Id This cookie is automatically generated by asp.net  Session Third party
 MultiNodeTreePicker Stores configuration information for the current MNTP data type so that they can be accessed by the custom MNTP tree. Session  Third party 
 UMB_UCONTEXT  Stores a Guid reference to the current logged in user. Randomly generated at login and stored in the umbracoUserLogins database table, it allows you access the current user, without having to store any user specific data in the cookie Persistent (1 day) Third party
 UMB_UPDCHK  Stores a flag to say an update check has occurred. When a cookie expires, or no cookie is found, another update check takes place (setting the cookie again). Can be disabled by setting umbracoVersionCheckPeriod app setting to 0, though not recommended. Checks only take place if the current user is an admin. Persistent (7 days) Third party
 wol-bra  Stores the id of the brand a user has selected to customise the site Persistent (6 months) First party

Managing your cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. You can delete cookies stored in your browser by using a function in your browser. Whilst this does not mean you won’t collect cookies in the future, it gives you freedom to delete your cookies after you have been online.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Please note that Wolseley is not responsible for the content of external websites.