Privacy Policy and Cookie Use Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy regulates the use by Wolseley plc of the information you provide when using this website (annualreport2015.wolseleyplc.com). It is to be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions of use of our website.

Wolseley plc is committed to the online privacy of all its users. This policy statement is designed to give a clear explanation of Wolseley plc’s data processing practices. For your protection, we are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and have given all appropriate notifications to the Information Commissioner. We will not collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. Examples of such information are your name and email address. The information collected will be used to send you the information you have requested and to provide information that may be useful to you. We may share non-personal aggregate statistics (group) data about our site visitors’ traffic patterns with partners or other parties. However, we do not sell or share any information about individual users.

Cookie Use Policy

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file which is placed on your computer or other mobile or handheld device as you browse a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie can help analyse web traffic or can let a website operator know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual by tailoring its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

How to control and delete cookies

We understand that some people may have concerns about cookies; we believe, however, the benefit that you and annualreport2015.wolseleyplc.com gain from their proper use is worthwhile. You can delete the files that contain cookies – these files are stored as part of your Internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by wolseley.com, or any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use our website to its highest capacity.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to control or delete cookies on a wide variety of browsers. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your manual.

First Party Cookies used by Wolseley plc

This is a list of the main cookies set by annualreport2015.wolseleyplc.com on our website, and what each is used for:
Cookie name Cookie use Cookie duration Host Definition
__utma Metrics: Google 2 years .wolseley.com Wolseley.com uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website and compile reports on user activity.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using wolseley.com, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
__utmb Metrics: Google 30 mins session .wolseley.com
__utmc Metrics: Google 30 mins session .wolseley.com
__utmz Metrics: Google 6 months .wolseley.com

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Your rights

Wolseley plc is required to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1988. This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. You have the right to see what is held about you and for any inaccuracies to be corrected.

Policy changes

Any changes to this policy will be posted here.