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Use of Cookies

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer when you visit certain websites.

Cookies are essential for us to be able to keep track of your progress through our website and remember such things as who you are and what permissions you have on different pages, and any selections/preferences you change during your visit. They also allow us to remember this information for the next time you visit our website.

Cookies are not programs and therefore cannot contain viruses or other malicious software. Nor do they allow the website to interact in any way with your computer settings or files.

To browse personalised content on our website, you need to have cookies enabled, but if you don't want cookies enabled, please see the Managing Cookies section for assistance on how to turn them off. Without cookies enabled you will still be able to browse open access pages.

We are providing this information in order to comply with recent legislation and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. To read further, unbiased information about the use of cookies, the following website is a useful independent source:

Our Cookie Policy

Without cookies enabled on your computer, tablet or mobile phone, you will not be able to make full use of personalised features on our website.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address – they simply associate you with this information for the duration of your session.

Cookies that we use

Our Site Cookies: ASP.NET_SessionId, .ASPXAUTH, AutoActive, UserLogin

We use these cookies to keep track of whether or not you are logged in, and if so, who you are logged in as. Without it you would not be able to login to our site to view personalised content. We just store enough information to identify you in our database.

All cookies used are 'first party' cookies. This means that any cookie set on the website can only be read back from the website. No other website is able to read or access information from any cookie set by the website. We do not use 'third party' cookies which would permit this sort of behaviour by other websites.

Google Analytics Cookies: __utm(a,b,c,z)

This is a system used by many websites to record information about users that visit a website. These cookies are used mainly to enable us to examine the success of our website, to improve our users’ experience and to differentiate between first time visitors to a website and repeat visitors.

They do not contain any personally identifiable information. You can find out more about how Google use cookies at

Managing Cookies

If all cookies are disabled on your computer, it will mean that you will be limited to browsing only open access pages, and will be unable to login or view personalised content.

Depending on which web browser you use it is possible to control how cookies are used, or to delete existing cookies from your computer. You can find instructions on how to control the use of cookies, or delete cookies from your computer at (this is an independent external resource – please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites)

Please remember that if you delete or restrict cookies from the Protex Fasteners website you may not be able to experience the full benefit of some of the features and services the website has to offer.

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