Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies. This page describes what cookies are and how we use them. If you do not consent to the use of any or all of the cookies we use, please disable them following the guidelines in this notice.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your device on subsequent visits. Cookies can remember your preferences and allow our sites to provide you with a better experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to things that are most relevant to you.

Cookies are widely used on many websites. The cookies we use on this site cannot access data on your device’s main storage, nor can they control or perform any command on your device.

You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them at

What cookies do we use?

Our websites use session cookies (these expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies (these remain on your device for an extended but finite period of time).

Our sites also include cookies from third party service providers – for example Google Analytics.

What do we use cookies for?

Cookies fulfil various purposes on our websites

Purpose Description
Strictly Necessary Cookies which are necessary for the website to function as designed
Performance Cookies which collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages
Functionality Cookies which allow a website to remember choices a user makes (such as user name, language or the region) and so provide a better user experience
Targeting or advertising Cookies which are used to deliver adverts more relevant to a user and his or her interests. They are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign

We may use the information generated by cookies to track traffic patterns on our website, measure site performance and effectiveness, and to deliver advertising and marketing that is relevant to you.

Cookies used on our websites

Our Cookies

Name Purpose Category Persistence
exp_tracker These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site. Performance Persistent
exp_region This cookie remembers your region selection Functionality Persistent
exp_last_activity These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site, and are deleted when a user closes their browser. Performance Session
exp_flash Used to keep track of changes for the current logged in member. Used in conjunction with logged in members only. Expires if unused for 24 hours. Performance Persistent
hideCookieMessage This cookie is set in order to stop the cookie acceptance message from reappearing after the user has accepted it on a previous visit Performance Persistent

Third Party Cookies:

Name Purpose Category Persistence
__utmb Used by Google Analytics to establish a session and to determine the period of dwell time Performance Session
__utma Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors Performance Persistent
__utmz Used by Google Analytics to store referral information Performance Persistent
___utmv Used by Google Analytics to segment visitors by a custom demographic Performance Persistent
___utmx Used by Google Analytics to determine the most effective design for the site Performance Persistent


How to control and delete cookies

The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but most have options you can set to:

  • refuse new cookies
  • disable existing cookies
  • warn you when new cookies are set on your device.

In order to manage cookies on your browser, refer to the help instructions supplied by the browser provider (usually located within a “Help” menu item). More detailed guidance can be found at

Please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some or all of the website’s pages may be unavailable and some functionality may be lost. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie may not delete existing cookies from your browser. You may need to do this yourself from within your browser – again, refer to your browser’s instructions to see how to do this.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information that helps us understand how our customers use our sites. This service uses cookies to gather the required information, and this may include personal information such as your IP address. You can read more about how Google uses this personal information here: .

You can also opt-out of Google Analytics using a browser plugin available here: .

If a version of the plugin is not available for your particular browser, refer to your browser’s instructions for managing cookies.

For more information on privacy, see our Privacy Policy

Changes to our cookie usage

Any changes to our use of cookies for this website will be posted here, and may also be signposted via notifications on our web sites.

Linked websites

This website may contain links to other websites which are not maintained by Gisborne Hydraulic Services Ltd. These links are provided for convenience only and Gisborne Hydraulic Services Ltd has no responsibility for those websites and/or any cookies they may use.

Contact Information

If you have any queries in relation to this notice, please contact us at