Cookie Policy | HobartWelders

Cookie Notice

Hobart Welding Products, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“Hobart Welders”) respects your personal privacy and is committed to adhering to the applicable privacy and data protection laws and industry guidelines, including GDPR. This cookie notice ("Cookie Notice") and our Website Privacy Notice describe how we handle the personal information that you provide to us on this website ("Website"). This notice applies only to the Hobart Welders website and not to any third-party sites that may be accessible from here.

Cookies

To make this website simpler to use and navigate, we sometimes place a small data file on your computer or device. These are known as cookies. Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognize you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

They make your visit simpler by:

  • Remembering settings, so you don't have to re-enter them at every page you visit (such as placing items in an ecommerce shopping basket)
  • Remembering information you've given (such as a Zip or Postal Code) so you don't need to keep re-entering it
  • Measuring how you use our website so we can improve it to meet your needs

We use cookies to make the site work better for you and because they are essential to the usage of our website. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish. Learn more about cookies and how to manage them at AboutCookies.org.

If you prevent cookie usage on this website then please note that some parts may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

If you do not want any information collected, then you should choose not to use the Hobart Welders website.

How we use cookies

Our website may use cookies in several places - we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them.

Category: Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

Type

ARRAffinity hobartwelders.com Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimize response times.
Session HTTP
ARRAffinitySameSite hobartwelders.com Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimize response times.
Session HTTP

ASP.NET_SessionId

hobartwelders.com

Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests

Session

HTTP

AWSELBCORS recording.crazyegg.com Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.
Session HTTP
AWSELBCORS
ample-api-v2.crazyegg.com
Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.
Session HTTP
ci_session woobox.com Preserves users states across page requests.
1 Year HTTP
CookieConsent hobartwelders.com Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
1 Year HTTP
cookietest hobartwelders.com This cookie is used to determine if the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box.
Session HTTP
gig3pctest hobartwelders.com This cookie determines whether the browser accepts cookies.
1 Day HTTP
gmid gigya.com Identifies the logged in user. A unique session ID is linked to the user so that he/she is identified while navigating the website. The user is logged out when the cookie expires.
1 Year HTTP

io_temp

hobartwelders.com

Used to recognize which type of device the user is using, to ensure the website's security.

Persistent HTML
rc::a google.com This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
Persistent HTML
rc::b google.com This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
Session HTML
rc::c google.com This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
Session HTML

Category: Preferences

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

Type

hasGmid

gigya.com

This cookie stores visitor credentials in an encrypted cookie in order to allow the visitor to stay logged in on reentry, if the visitor has accepted the 'stay logged in'-button.

6 Months

HTTP

weird_get_top_level_domain

hobartwelders.com

The cookie determines the preferred language and country-setting of the visitor - This allows the website to show content most relevant to that region and language.

Session

HTTP

Category: Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

Type

 _at.hist.# hobartwelders.com Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to store the user's usage history of the AddThis sharing widget.  Persistent  HTML
 _ce.s  hobartwelders.com  Collects data on the user’s navigation and behavior on the website. This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner.  1779 days  HTTP
_ga hobartwelders.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
2 Years HTTP
_gat hobartwelders.com Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
1 Day HTTP
_gid hobartwelders.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
1 Day HTTP
ce_clock hobartwelders.com Sets a timestamp for when the visitor entered the website. This is used for analytical purposes on the website.
Persistent HTML
Q_Inter hobartwelders.com Collects statistics on the visitor's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.
Persistent HTML
QSI_ActionSetHistory hobartwelders.com Assigns a specific ID to the visitor - This allows the website to determine the number of specific user-visits for analysis and statistics.
Persistent HTML
QSI_History hobartwelders.com Used to detect whether the user has responded to surveys presented on the website. The purpose of the surveys are website optimization.
Session HTML
QSI_HistorySession              hobartwelders.com Used to detect whether the user has responded to surveys presented on the website. The purpose of the surveys are website optimization. Session

HTTP

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE hobartwelders.com Used by Sitecore Engagement Analytics to identify the visitor on repeat visits to the website.
10 years HTTP

 

Category: Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display content or ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable and helpful.

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

Type

__atuvc

hobartwelders.com Updates the counter of a website's social sharing features. 13 months HTTP
__atuvs hobartwelders.com Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis. 1 day

HTTP

_pr.NaN

hobartwelders.com

Allows the user to add and see product reviews on the website. The cookie also stores which products the user finds interesting, which is used for marketing purposes.

2 Years HTTP

_at.cww

hobartwelders.com

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.

Persistent HTML

_fbp

hobartwelders.com Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 Months

HTTP

_gcl_au

hobartwelders.com

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. 3 Months

HTTP

ads/ga-audiences

google.com Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites. Session

Pixel

at-lojson-cache-#

hobartwelders.com Used by the social sharing platform AddThis Persistent

HTML

at-rand

hobartwelders.com Used by the social sharing platform AddThis Persistent

HTML

bt2

addthis.com Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site 256 days HTTP
di2 addthis.com Unclassified
1 year HTTP
fr facebook.com Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
3 Months HTTP

IDE

doubleclick.net

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user

1 Year

HTTP

io_token_#

iesnare.com

Unclassififed

1 Year

HTTP

loc

addthis.com

Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).

13 Months

HTTP

na_id

addthis.com

Used to recognize the visitor upon re-entry. This allows the website to register the visitor’s behaviour and facilitate the social sharing function provided by Addthis.com.

1year

HTTP

NID google.com Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
6 Months HTTP

ouid

addthis.com Sets an ID-string for the specific visitor. This is used to recognize the visitor upon re-entry. This allows the website to register the visitor’s behaviour and facilitate the social media sharing function provided by Addthis.com.
1 Year

HTTP

pagead/1p_conversion/# google.com Unclassified Session Pixel
pagead/1p_user_list/# google.com Tracks if the user has shown interest in specific products or events across multiple websites and detects how the user navigates between sites. This is used for measurement of advertisement efforts and facilitates payment of referral-fees between websites.
Session Pixel
powerreviews hobartwelders.com Allows the user to add and see product reviews on the website. The cookie also stores which products the user finds interesting, which is used for marketing purposes.
Session HTML
ps-location hobartwelders.com Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.
29 Days HTTP

ps_uid

hobartwelders.com Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.
Session HTTP

t/v1.gif

t.powerreviews.com Allows the user to add and see product reviews on the website. The cookie also stores which products the user finds interesting, which is used for marketing purposes.

Session

Pixel

test_cookie

doubleclick.net

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies

1 Day

HTTP

tr

facebook.com

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

Session Pixel

ucid

gigya.com Unclassified 1 Year

HTTP

uid

addthis.com

Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.

1 year

HTTP

um

addthis.com Registers the user's sharing of content via social media. 1 year

HTTP

uvc

addthis.com

Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.

13 months HTTP
vc addthis.com Used by the social sharing platform AddThis
1 year

HTTP

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

youtube.com Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 Days

HTTP

xtc addthis.com Registers the user's sharing of content via social media. 13 months HTTP

YSC

youtube.com Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Session

HTTP

yt-player-bandaid-host

youtube.com Used to determine the optimal video quality based on the visitor's device and network settings. Persistent HTML
yt-player-headers-readable youtube.com Used to determine the optimal video quality based on the visitor's device and network settings.
Persistent HTML
yt-remote-cast-installed youtube.com Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
Session HTML
yt-remote-connected-devices youtube.com Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
Persistent HTML
yt-remote-device-id youtube.com Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
Persistent HTML
ut-remote-fast-check-period youtube.com Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
Session HTML
yt-remote-session-app youtube.com Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
Session HTML
yt-remote-session-name youtube.com Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
Session HTML

 

Category: Facebook Pixel

These pixels are used to share content with website visitors via our social channels.

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

Type

fr

facebook.com

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

3 months

HTTP

tr

facebook.com

Unclassified

Session

Pixel

 

Category: AddThis

We use third-party AddThis tool to allow users the ability to email, print or share content on this website.

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

Type

bt2

addthis.com

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site.

256 days

HTTP

di2 addthis.com Unclassified 1 year HTTP
loc addthis.com Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).
13 months HTTP

na_id

addthis.com

Used to recognize the visitor upon re-entry. This allows the website to register the visitor’s behaviour and facilitate the social sharing function provided by Addthis.com.

1 Year

HTTP

ouid

addthis.com Sets an ID-string for the specific visitor. This is used to recognize the visitor upon re-entry. This allows the website to register the visitor’s behaviour and facilitate the social media sharing function provided by Addthis.com.

1 Year

HTTP

uid

addthis.com

Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.

1 Year

HTTP

um  addthis.com Registers the user's sharing of content via social media.  1 year HTTP
uvc  addthis.com Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user. 13 months HTTP
vc  addthis.com Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.
1 year HTTP
xtc  addthis.com Registers the user's sharing of content via social media.
13 months HTTP

 

Category: Unclassified

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Name

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

Type

__pr.1oxj

hobartwelders.com

Unclassified

2 Years

HTTP

73qvby_pastviews woobox.com Unclassified 1 day HTTP
73qvby_visit woobox.com  Unclassified
1 day HTTP

ac_customerId

hobartwelders.com

Unclassified

1 Year

HTTP

apiDomain_3_c_3D5e5UrcOr-2kI-ZZGqnwzw-ZmivTpsK-Ow2TfaqQXmxeuxNV_4utzL-I2s66m

cdns.us1.gigya.com Unclassified

1 Year

HTTP

gig_bootstrap_3_YddZgKXItBKP4-SfoO7g5Ae6wMmIoh-wqGCrkhDYYa3SFsYZSFsPQeIReyEOJ-Xi

hobartwelders.com

Unclassified

1 Year

HTTP

How you can contact Hobart Welders

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Notice or the information practices of this site, please contact us at:

Hobart Welding Products, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Address:  1635 W Spencer St, Appleton WI 54914

Contact Number:  800-626-9420

Electronically: Contact Us

Compliance and Cooperation with Regulatory Authorities

We review our privacy notice on a regular basis. Our procedures and practices are in line with the GDPR set by the EU, which will remain the case after the UK has left the EU. For more information, please contact us.

Changes to the Notice

Hobart Welding Products reserves the right to update or modify this Cookie Notice, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Cookie Notice on our Hobart Welders Website. If we modify this Privacy Notice, the modifications will only apply to personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Cookie Notice on the Website.