Cookies and IP Tracking

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data which is specific to a particular client and website whilst logging information about your interactions with the website.

This site may use cookies or browser tracking technologies to provide a better overall experience for the user. This information allows us to continue to update and modify the site to meet end user browser types, operating systems, and monitor frequency of visits.

Tow-Trust Towbars Ltd use cookies to;

  • Personalise your visit to our site and remember your preferences
  • Provide us with a better understanding of how you use our website
  • Improve your experiences when visiting our site in future

We also use IP Address tracking technology to identify businesses visiting our site and monitor the web pages that are being visited. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic in order to develop and improve our website for future business visitors.


Types Of Cookies We Use

There are several different types of cookie. These are the most common ones:


Session cookie

A session cookie only lasts for the duration of the user’s website visit. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.


Persistent cookie

A persistent cookie will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its maximum age set to 1 year, then, within the year, the initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to the server every time the user visited the server. This could be used to record a piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website. For this reason persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.

Secure cookie

A secure cookie is only used when a browser is visiting a server via HTTPS, ensuring that the cookie is always encrypted when transmitting from client to server.


- First-party cookie

First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) in the browser’s address bar.


- Third-party cookie

Third-party cookies are cookies set with different domains from the one shown on the address bar (i.e. the web pages on that domain may feature content from a third-party domain – e.g. Google Maps or YouTube). Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.


Cookie uses

Cookies perform many different functions. These are the most common:


- Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our websites. For example, some cookies allow us to identify logged in users and ensure they can access the relevant pages.


- Performance Cookies

We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.


- Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences, for example which language you want to see the website in. We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online.


- Behaviourally Targeted / Advertising Cookies

We do not use this type of cookie.


You can find more information about cookies at the ICO website 


How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies however, in a few cases, some of the website features may not function as a result.

Terms and conditions agreement

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