Cookie Policy

uk.siggroup.com is a site operated by SIG Trading Limited (we, our, us). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 01451007. Our registered office is at Hillsborough Works, Langsett Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2LW.

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

If you wish to remove cookies placed on your device by our site or stop our site placing further cookies on your device you can do this at any time (learn how to do so below), however such action is likely to mean that our site will not function as intended.

A "cookie" is a piece of information, like a tag, that's stored on your device when you visit a website. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information supplied by the user.  A cookie cannot read data from a user's hard drive or read cookie files created by other websites.  The use of cookies is an industry standard that can be found on most major websites.  We use information obtained from cookies to tailor our services better to our users' needs. Many improvements and updates to our site are based on such data.

We reserve the right to modify or amend the use of cookies at any time and for any reason.  Any changes will be posted on our site and will take effect as soon as they are posted.  By continuing to use our site after any changes are posted you are indicating your acceptance of those changes.

We may use any of the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site.  Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as automatic forwarding to the least busy server.

Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it.  This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.  

Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our site.  This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.

Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.  This information may be used by us and third parties to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.  We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Advertisements displayed on our site may be delivered via an advertising management service. When you view a web page on our site that contains advertising provided by one of our advertising management services, the advertising service company may place a cookie on or retrieve a cookie from your computer, if you have enabled cookies.

Please note that third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control.  These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

[Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded video powered by YouTube and Vimeo. Disabling these cookies may mean you cannot access the functions offered by these third parties.]

[Our third party marketing partners (e.g. Google, Facebook and AdRoll) will use cookies to better target our paid channels.]

You can find out more information about the cookies we may use and the purposes for which they could be used in the table below

CookieFunctionCategory and ExpiryMore Information
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update Click here for more information
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 minutes from set/update Click here for more information
__utmc Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. Session Click here for more information
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update Click here for more information

Information we collect about you

With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); onsite searches; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number

Turning off Cookies

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to do this.  For more information about how to change your browser settings please see: www.aboutcookies.org Doing so however is likely to limit the functionality of our site.