The following cookie information the most complete and accurate analysis and statement we are able to provide for the EMGS website.

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This cookie statement was last updated on September 2, 2019 and applies to citisens of the European Economic Area.

1 Introduction

Our website, (hereinafter: "the website") uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as "cookies"). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2 What are cookies

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3 What are scripts?

A script is a piece of programme code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

4 What is a webbeacon?

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

5 Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on "All cookies", you consent to us using all cookies and plug-ins as described in the pop-up and this cookie statement. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

6 Third parties

We have made agreements about the use of cookies with other companies that place cookies. However, we cannot guarantee that these third parties handle your personal data in a reliable or secure manner. Parties such as Google are to be considered as independent data controllers within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of these companies.

7 Cookies

7.1 Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping basket until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.

7.2 Advertising cookies

We do not use any advertising cookies on this website.

7.3 Social media buttons

On our website we have included buttons for Facebook and Twitter to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook and Twitter themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook and Twitter are located in the United States.

8 Placed cookies

Grid/List View for WooCommerce
Purpose: Remember shop display style
Retention period: Session (deleted when browser closed)
Description: This cookie is remembers if the EMGS Shop shows items in a Grid or List - the default is Grid. This is only relevant for logged in EMGS Members.
Used names Sharing
br_lgv_stat Privacy statement
Purpose: WordPress functional cookies
Retention period: Various - from Session to 1 year
Description: These WordPress cookies have a variety of functions: authentication and logged in details, administrator login settings, a cookie to test if the browser will set cookies.
Used names Sharing
wordpress_[hash], wordpress_logged_in_[hash], wp-settings-[id], wp-settings-time-[id], wordpress_test_cookie Privacy statement
Purpose: Efficient delivery of cached pages
Retention period: 365 days
Description: Stores the visitor'd stores users' login status and their current role, and which version of cached pages they have been served with.
Used names Sharing
_lscache_vary Privacy statement
Purpose: Keep the EMGS website secure
Retention period: 1 day
Description: WordFence is the principal application for keeping he EMGS website secure. Cookies are used to confirm a visitor is human, track and prevent access to secure parts of the program code, and to ensure visitors have the appropriate access to the website.
Used names Sharing
wfvt_xxxxxx, wordfence_verifiedHuman, wfwaf-authcookie, wfwaf-authcookie-partial_, wf-scan-issue-expanded-1 Privacy statement
Purpose: This cookie is placed to keep track of sales, shopping cart items.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: These cookies are only set when Society Members sign in, and use the on-line shop. They remember information such as recently viewed items and the contents of the shopping basket.
Used names Sharing
wc_cart_hash_xxxxxx, wpwoocommerce_session_xxxxxx, woocommerce_recently_viewed, woocommerce_items_in_cart, woocommerce_cart_hash, wp_woocommerce_session_xxxxxx Privacy statement
Purpose: Gather information about websites visited to personalise ads
Retention period: 1 year
Description: No ads are displayed on the EMGS website.The link allows visitors to easily share an EMGS Page or Post with their friends on Facebook.This is a 3rd party tracking cookie - please use your browser to prevent these cookies being set.
Used names Sharing
fbm_, actppresence, sb, csm, c_user, frstxs, datr, _fbp Privacy statement
Purpose: Gather information about websites visited to personalise ads
Retention period: 1 year
Description: No ads are displayed on the EMGS website. The link allows visitors to easily share an EMGS Page or Post with their followers on Twitter. This is a 3rd party tracking cookie - please use your browser to prevent these cookies being set.
Used names Sharing
metrics_token Privacy statement
Google Fonts
Purpose: Display of fonts on our website
Retention period: 365 days
Description: We use the Google Fonts API to display fonts on our website. The Google fonts API requests your IP address when you visit our website as part of the process to serve up the fonts. As Google has no legal basis for requesting other information, your IP address is not considered personal data as defined by GDPR.
Used names Sharing
tcb_google_fonts Privacy statement
Simple:Press Forum
Purpose: Remember returning members
Retention period: 340 days
Description: This cookie is only set when an EMGS member logs into the website. This cookie is set by the Members' Forum to remember a returning Member and keep them logged in while they use the forum.
Used names Sharing
sforum_ [hash] Privacy statement
Purpose: Remember the cookie warning choice
Retention period: 365 days
Description: The Complianz cookie plugin stores the user preferences and choices for the cookie warning banner
Used names Sharing
cmplz_all, cmplz_event_xxx, cmplz_stats, cmplz_id, complianz_config, complianz_consent_status, complianz_policy_id Privacy statement
WP Do Not Track
Purpose: Record 'do not track' browser setting
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie is used to stop plugins and themes from adding 3rd party tracking code and cookies.
Used names Sharing
wp-donottrack_feed, dont_track_me Privacy statement
Purpose: Gathers anonymous visitor statistics
Retention period: 2 years
Description: The EMGS uses StatCounter to collect statistics. We use those statistics to understand how many visitors we have, what they visit, and the devices they use. This information DOES NOT include any personally identifiable data - as the EMGS has no legal or practical basis for requesting other information, your IP address is not considered personal data as defined by GDPR. This information is not used for tracking across multiple sites or for advertising.
Used names Sharing
sc_is_visitor_unique, __cfduid Privacy statement
Purpose: Protect comments & forms from spam
Retention period: 1 year
Description: This plugin protects the website from automated spam being put into forms or comments.
Used names Sharing
_wpss_h_, _wpss_p_, ckon1811, JCS_INENREF, JCS_INENTIM, SJECT1811 Privacy statement

9 Your rights with respect to personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this cookie statement. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

10 Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.

11 Contact details

For questions and/or comments about our cookie policy and this statement, please contact us by using the following contact details:

The EM Gauge Society Limited
Registered address:
Hare Street,
United Kingdom

 Current status: AcceptedCurrent status: Denied

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