Our Use of Cookies

Welcome to www.componentsource.com (“Site”). Our Site may use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site. Here you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit our Site and the purposes for which we use those cookies. The Site is owned and operated by the ComponentSource Group (‘ComponentSource’ ‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’ as applicable). For further detailed information about this Site, please see our Privacy Policy.

Help us to recognize you when you return

Cookies are small data files that are stored on your browser or the hardware on your computer or other device, and are used to exchange information between your Web browser and our Web server. Because the information is saved by your browser, it can maintain information between visits to our Web site. Cookies allow a Web site to recognize you as a user when you return to the Web site, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’). Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word ‘cookie’ in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

We use cookies to give you a personal "key", allowing you full access to our Web site. Enabling cookies does not give ComponentSource access to any information stored on your computer outside of our cookie.

Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor to a Web site. The vast majority of Web sites currently make use of cookies and they are commonly used for a wide range of tasks. We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
    These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site.
  • Performance Cookies
    These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors 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 recognize you when you return to our Site and to embed functionality from third-party services. This enables us to personalize our content for you, remember your preferences (for example, country, currency, language) and to integrate useful services provided by third-party providers into our Site e.g. LiveChat.

This Cookie Policy gives you information on the specific cookies used on this Site.

1. How to control and delete cookies

When you accessed the Site, you were presented with a message that notified you of our use of cookies. We had to use a cookie to present you with that notice. By consenting to the Cookies on this Site, more cookies and other tracking technologies will be placed on your browser or device as described in this Cookie Policy in order to enhance your user experience whilst on the Site. By consenting to the Cookies on this Site, you are agreeing to the use of such cookies and tracking technology.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Site, you can do so through your browser settings. You may wish to visit All About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Site, such as signing in, managing your account or purchasing products.

2. ComponentSource and Supplier Cookies

A list of the cookies set by the ComponentSource Web sites, and what each is used for is set out on our cookie platform managed for us by CookiePro. Please note, we use and work with a number of third-party suppliers and partners who set or read cookies on this Site. We do not have any control over these cookies. Whilst we provide a summary of the third-party cookies used in the cookie management platform, you should also check the relevant third-party’s privacy policy for more information about how these cookies are used.

To see details of the cookies we use, click the Cookies Settings icon shown at the bottom left of this page and then you will be able to inspect each category of cookie (Strictly Necessary, Performance and Functional) as relevant to obtain the further information you require.

3. Changes

We may make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time by posting a copy of them on the Site. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date on which we post the modified terms on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the modified policy.

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