The use of cookies

Most websites use cookies to facilitate browsing for the user. At Growmax Water, we also use them.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer the first time that you visit a website. Each computer has a folder for saving all of the cookies that are registered. Please note that cookies cannot carry viruses.

What are they for?

They are used so that when you access the website again, we can give you the information that is of greatest interest to you, as they store information about a particular user. To find out more about cookies, visit the following website: www.allaboutcookies.org

To remove cookies from the main browsers:

Internet Explorer: Access ‘Internet options’ via the ‘Tool’ menu and then open the ‘Privacy’ tab, where the security level for internet browsing can be changed to the desired settings. In addition, on the ‘General’ tab of the same menu, both cookies and browsing history of websites visited can be deleted. Internet Explorer 8 includes an ‘In Private’ browsing mode which prevents the browser from storing cookies, temporary internet files, browsing history and other information.
Firefox: Select ‘Options’ from the ‘Tool’ menu and then the ‘Privacy’ tab, where users can decide which cookies they wish to accept, from whom and how long to store them on their machine. In addition, if the ‘Delete cookies’ option is selected individually; the user accesses another menu which allows these files to be deleted form the computer. Firefox 3.5 has a private browsing option that can be accessed on the ‘Tool’ menu.
Chrome: Select the ‘Options’ tab from the ‘Tool’ menu and then click the ‘Advanced settings’ tab and go to the ‘Security’ section. In the ‘Cookies settings’ section, click the option ‘Show cookies’ and delete all of the cookies on the list by clicking the ‘Delete all’ option. You can also delete all of the cookies that have been created in a certain period of time with the option ‘Delete browsing data’ on the ‘Tool’ menu.
Opera (Windows): Click on the ‘Tool’ menu and select ‘Delete personal information’. Then click again on the ‘Advanced options’, select the option ‘Delete all traces’, uncheck all of the private data options that you do not wish to remove and click ‘Delete’.
Safari (Windows): Click on the ‘Editing’ menu, and select ‘Preferences’, then ‘Security’ followed by ‘Show cookies’. Click ‘Delete all’ and agree to close the list of cookies.

What data does Growmax Water store in cookies?

Only an identifier which enables us to recognize the device on which you are browsing in order to show you the most relevant information based on the behaviour recorded from previous visits (web pages visited, date and time, etc.). At no time is this identifier associated with any personal data.

What do we do with this information?

Thanks to cookies, if you have chosen a certain type of show, you can receive information about future shows of the same or a similar type. We also use the information stored in cookies for remarketing, which enables us to show you the products that may be of greatest interest to you in our advertisements. This technology is implemented through the Google Analytics and Google Adwords functions for advertisers on the Display Network and Adroll for Facebook. If you wish to deactivate the option of personalized advertising, you can do so at the following link: Ads Preference Manager. If you wish directly to deactivate any possibility of registering your visits via Google Analytics, you can do so by installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
The following cookies created by Google gather anonymous user data for various purposes:
DoubleClick: uses cookies to improve advertising. They are often used to target marketing according to the content that is relevant to the user, to improve campaign performance reports and avoid advertisements being repeated if the user has already seen them.
The ID of each DoubleClick cookie is essential for these applications. For example, DoubleClick uses the cookie ID to make a record of the advertisements shown on each browser. As well as posting an advertisement on a browser, DoubleClick can use the cookie ID of the browser to monitor which DoubleClick advertisements have already been shown on it. This is how DoubleClick avoids posting advertisements that the user has already seen. In the same way, cookie IDs enable DoubleClick to register conversations related to enquiries resulting from advertisements. For example, when a user sees a DoubleClick advertisement and goes on to visit the advertiser’s website and make a purchase using the same browser, this information can be recorded.
DoubleClick cookies do not contain information regarding personal identity. On occasions, the cookie contains an additional identifier similar to the cookie ID. This identifier is used to identify a particular advertising campaign that the user has been shown before. However, DoubleClick does not store other data in the cookie and no information stored allows personal identification.
When does DoubleClick send cookies to a browser?
DoubleClick sends a cookie to a browser after every print, click or other action which results in a call to the DoubleClick server. If the browser accepts the cookie, it will be stored on it.
The most common scenario is that DoubleClick sends a cookie to a browser when a user visits a web page that shows DoubleClick advertisements. Such pages include ad tags which indicate the browsers that request advertising content from the DoubleClick advertisement server. When the server delivers the advertising content, it also sends a cookie. However, a web page does not have to show DoubleClick advertisements for this to happen. It only has to include DoubleClick ad tags, which could load a click counting system or a print pixel in its place.
If a user deactivates this function with the Ads Preference Manager, the DoubleClick unique cookie ID on the user’s browser is overwritten with the phrase “OPT_OUT”. As no unique cookie ID exists, the deactivated cookie cannot be associated with a certain browser.
Analytics: gathers information about the user’s information on the website with an analytical and service improvement function. Thanks to this cookie, we have a better understanding of what type of user visits us, what web pages or sections interest them most, which options they prefer in terms of our services, etc. As a result, improvements are proposed within the web page in order to highlight the content that is of real interest.
Adwords Conversion: this tells us when a user clicks on an advertisement from the Google Adwords network, so that we can assess which of our campaigns generate the greatest return and thereby improve our services for the user.
Tag Manager: This cookie simply lets us group together all of the abovementioned Google cookies within a single script to make management and tracking more efficient.
We also use two cookies which are not from Google as parallel analytical systems:
ClickTale: this cookie has a purely analytical function and tracks a visit through all of the pages that the user sees, how they behave, which pages interest them, which are the hotspots, etc. We use this cookie to buy Google Analytics data in order to have a better understanding of what interests our users. All of the information regarding ClickTale can be found here: http://www.clicktale.com

AdRoll: As you browse Growmaxwater.com advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in.  Our display advertising partner, AdRoll, then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with Growmaxwater.com The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address or telephone number.  You can visit this page to opt out of AdRoll and their partners’ targeted advertising.

The data gathered are strictly for internal use and may not be communicated to third parties under any circumstances.