means a small file placed on your computer or device by our site when you visit certain parts of our site and/or when you use certain features of our site;
means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);
means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
means M.A.C. Solutions (UK) Ltd., a limited company registered in England under company number 3762835, whose registered address is Units 6-7 Kingfisher Business Park, Arthur Street, Redditch, Worcs. B98 8LG.
- Information About Us
2.1 Our Site is owned and operated by us in house.
2.2 Our VAT number is GB 738 7825 83.
2.3 Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted by email at GDPR@mac-solutions.co.uk, by telephone on +44 (0)1527 529774, or by post at Units 6-7 Kingfisher Business Park, Arthur Street, Redditch, Worcs. B98 8LG.
3.2 By using our site, you may also receive certain third party cookies on your computer or device. Third party cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third party cookies are used on our site for Google Inc. and Microsoft Inc. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.
3.3 All cookies used by and on our site are used in accordance with current cookie law. We may use some or all of the following types of cookie:
3.3.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies
A cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of our site, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.
3.3.2 Analytics Cookies
It is important for us to understand how you use our site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping us to improve our site and your experience of it.
3.3.3 Functionality Cookies
Functionality Cookies enable us to provide additional functions to you on our site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality cookies may also be strictly necessary cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.
3.3.4 Targeting Cookies
It is important for us to know when and how often you visit our site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make our site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting cookies may also be shared with third parties.
3.3.5 Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are not placed by us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to us and/or to you. Third party cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on our site, or by third parties providing analytics services to us (these cookies will work in the same way as analytics cookies described above).
3.3.6 Persistent Cookies
Any of the above types of cookie may be a persistent cookie. Persistent cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit our site.
3.3.7 Session Cookies
Any of the above types of cookie may be a session cookie. Session cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit our site until you close your browser. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
3.4 Cookies on our site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.
3.6 For more specific details of the cookies that we use, please refer to the table below.
- What Cookies Does Our Site Use?
4.1 The following first party cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
Name of Cookie
Purpose & Type
The association with the customer’s shopping cart.
Stores the category info on the page to load pages faster.
The items in the customer’s Compare Products list.
An encrypted version of the shopper’s customer ID.
Indicates if the customer are currently logged in to the store.
An encrypted version of the shopper’s customer group.
Indicates if caching is disabled or enabled.
The customer’s session ID.
Determines if guests can edit their orders.
The last category visited by the shopper.
The most recent product viewed by the shopper.
Indicates whether a new message has been received.
Indicates if the cache can be used to store information.
A link to information about the shopper’s cart and viewing history.
Items recently compared b the shopper.
Information on products the shopper has emailed to friends.
The store view or language chosen by the shopper.
Indicates if the shopper allows cookies to be saved.
The products recently viewed by the shopper.
An encrypted list of products added to the shopper’s wishlist.
The number of items in the shopper’s wishlist.
4.2 Our site uses analytics services provided by Google Inc. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how our site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve our site and the products and/or services offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our site, it does enable us to continually improve our site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
4.3 The analytics service(s) used by our site use(s) analytics cookies to gather the required information.
4.4 The analytics service(s) used by our site use(s) the following analytics cookies:
Name of Cookie
Used to distinguish users.
Used to distinguish users.
Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.
30 seconds to 1 year
Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out
2 years from set/update
Used to throttle request rate.
30 mins from set/update
End of browser session
Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
6 months from set/update
2 years from set/update
Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
- Consent and Control
5.1 Before cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of cookies unless those cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of our site may not function fully or as intended.
5.2 In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
5.3 The links below provide instructions on how to control cookies in all mainstream browsers:
5.3.1 Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
5.3.2 Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
5.3.3 Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)
5.3.4 Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
5.3.5 Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
5.3.6 Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies-website-preferences
5.3.7 Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)
- Further Information
7.2 For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following:
7.2.2 Terms and Conditions.
+44 (0)1527 529774