Cookie policy

This document is meant to explain the types of cookies that 1st certified Ltd may place on your device when you are visiting our website.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer or device when you are browsing. We use a number of different cookies on the 1st certified Ltd website, including strictly necessary, performance, advertising, and social media or content cookies. Some cookies are necessary and perform essential functions in modern websites. For example, authentication cookies are the most common method to know if you are logged in, and with which account. Cookies also improve your browsing experience by allowing the website to remember your browsing activities and preferences (such as login, names, and addresses), so that you don’t have to re-enter the same information every time you return to the site. Input cookies are used to track your input when filling in forms that span several pages. Functional cookies are used to remember information that you’ve provided, such as your username, language preference, or the region you are in. This allows us to provide you with the most relevant information specific to your preferences.

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

When visitors load 1st certified Ltd’s website, we generally place the following cookies:

Cookies Necessary for the Functioning of the Site:

Name Function
__cfduid Identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
__stripe_mid A token set by Stripe (payment provider) to facilitate the payment of online orders.
_ym_d Used for identifying site users.
_ym_uid Used for identifying site users.
cookie_law Used in connection with cookie law popup.
partner_id Tracks which partner id any referred a user
sid_admin_31ece Used in connection with access to admin.
sid_admin_8df97 Used in connection with access to admin.
sid_customer_31ece Used in connection with customer login.
sid_vendor_31ece Used in connection with access to vendor admin.

Additionally, we use pixels and tags from the following third parties, which may in turn place cookies:

Reporting & Analytics:

Third Party Description Privacy Policy
Google Analytics We use Google Analytics to help measure how users interact with our websites. https://policies.google.com/privacy
r/collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. https://policies.google.com/privacy
_accelerator_session_id Unclassified. https://www.akamai.com/us/en/privacy-policies

Advertising:

Third Party Description Privacy Policy
Facebook Custom Audiences We use Facebook Custom Audiences to deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit our websites. https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Google Doubleclick We use Google Doubleclick to deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit our websites. https://policies.google.com/privacy

Social Media & Content:

Third Party Description Privacy Policy
Facebook Connect We use Facebook Connect to allow visitors to our website to interact with and share content via Facebook’s social media platform. https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Pinterest We use Pinterest to allow visitors to our website to interact with and share content via Pinterest’s social media platform. https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
Twitter We use Twitter to allow visitors to our website to interact with and share content via Twitter’s social media platform. https://twitter.com/en/privacy

HOW LONG WILL COOKIES REMAIN ON YOUR COMPUTER OR MOBILE DEVICE?

The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies only exist temporarily while you are navigating the website, and are deleted when you close the browser. Persistent cookies expire at specific dates or after a specific length of time. Most of the persistent cookies we use will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date you visit our website for the first time.

HOW TO MANAGE OR DELETE COOKIES?

You can manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and even some parts of the website may no longer be fully accessible.

For most modern browsers, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies by modifying your browser settings through the browser controls, often found in the browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to manage, filter, or block cookies can be found in your browser’s help session or through websites such as: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Many of the third party advertising and tracking services offer you the opportunity to opt-out of their tracking systems. You can read more about the information through the privacy policy links listed above.