The new Regulations on cookies, enforceable from May 2012, state that website owners
must gain a visitor’s consent to be tracked by cookies on their website.
We wanted to help explain what cookies are, the different types, why Misco uses them and how they affect your web experience.
From 25th May 2012, there will be a clear message on our website informing you of
Please note that by disabling, deleting, or disallowing cookies via your browser from 25th May 2012, your web experience may be affected. You will also find that the functionality of many other websites and services will be affected.
A cookie is a piece of information which a website transfers to the cookie file
of the browser on your computer. The browser then saves the information and sends
it back to the website server. When that browser returns to the same website the
cookie will recognise the user. A cookie doesn’t tell us your email address or any
other personal information. If you choose to create an eAccount registration with
us at a later date, the personal information you provide will not be shared with
any third party, other than as stated in our
A cookie will typically contain details such as the domain from which the cookie has come, a value which is usually a random unique number as an identifier and the lifetime (expiry) of the cookie.
There are 3 types of cookies used on this website:
Misco wants to provide a good customer experience on its website and here’s an example
of how cookies can allow this to happen:
Shopping Experience: To remember the items that you have added to your basket to make the checkout process easier when you return back to the website.
Content: Show you relevant content such as product recommends depending on your browser and buyer behaviour.
User Behaviour: Coremetrics analytics to track website visits and clicks for pages visited with hourly transaction volume. This allows us to see how our customers like to use our website and which pages or functions they prefer; this allows us to continually improve our service.
Third Party: Selected partner cookies which track where the users’ visit originated from. This allows us to see where your visit originated from, especially advertising on partner sites, present appropriate offers and helps prevent fraud and detect spammers.
Misco respects customer concerns and we want you to know why we ask you to opt-in and accept cookies. We want to be clear that accepting cookies does not give us access to your computer or personal information. We value our customer relationships and feel that our customers will benefit from cookies on our website, which enhance the web experience.
The majority of internet browsers will provide an option to disallow cookies. You can usually find how to do this in the help menu for your browser. Cookies can also be deleted by using your internet browser, but you must disallow cookies otherwise they will be reapplied the next time you visit a website. Find out more about controlling cookies.
|Cookie Type||Cookie Name||Description||Purpose|
|Session||ACE-COOKIE||Cisco load balancer - Session stickiness (strictly necessary)||Allows us to distribute our page load over a number of servers. This allows us to service many customers and provide a responsive browsing experience. When you enter the site you are assigned to a particular server which is stored in this cookie. This cookie expires after one day.|
|Persistent||Newmisco||Customer GUID (strictly necessary)||Helps us recognise you as a unique visitor when you return to our website. This allows you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to re-enter information. It allows you to maintain a shopping basket and not have to re-enter information on the registration page for example. This cookie represents a unique number and doesn't directly contain any personal information. If you log in to our site any information you give us will be stored securely on our servers. This cookie expires in 365 days.|
|Persistent||.ASPXAUTH||ASP.NET Authentication (strictly necessary)||Used to determine whether or not you are authenticated and logged in. This helps us to maintain security. This cookie is created when you log in and expires when you end your browsing session.|
|Cookies & Web Beacons Type||Web Beacon Names||Description||Purpose|
|Web Beacon - Pixel Tracker||Tradedoubler||Tradedoubler||When a user clicks an affiliate link, a small text file is written, a "cookie", to the user's browser. This cookie holds your affiliate ID, which can be identified at Misco's order page to credit for referred sales. The cookie that records your affiliate ID can "live" for as long as the advertiser desires, allowing you to get credit for customers who clicked on a link weeks, or months, before finally purchasing or making a repeat purchase. These cookies expire in 30 days.|
|Web Beacon - Pixel Tracker||Webgains||Webgains||When a user clicks an affiliate link, a small text file is written, a "cookie", to the user's browser. This cookie holds your affiliate ID, which can be identified at Misco's order page to credit for referred sales. The cookie that records your affiliate ID can "live" for as long as the advertiser desires, allowing you to get credit for customers who clicked on a link weeks, or months, before finally purchasing or making a repeat purchase. These cookies expire in 30 days.|
Some third parties deploy a gif (also called tracked pixel /action tag) which is a web beacon and is a tiny graphic which acts as a unique identifier. This is invisible to you on the page.
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