Van Monster Cookie Policy

Van Monster uses cookies and other similar technologies on our websites to improve the experience of visitors to our websites.  We have published this cookie policy to help you understand how those cookies function.

Last updated: May 2018

Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you access most websites on the internet and open certain emails. Among other things, cookies allow a website to recognise your device and remember if you’ve been to the website before. We use the term cookie to refer to cookies and technologies that perform a similar function to cookies (e.g. tags, pixels, web beacons, etc). Cookies can be read by the originating website on each subsequent visit and by any other website that recognises the cookie.

The Van Monster website uses cookies in order to make the website easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how the website is used so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can. We also use cookies to ensure that our online adverts reflect the interests of web users. Further information about some of the types of cookies that are used on the website is set out in the table below.

Our website uses the following types of cookie:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control, although we may receive services from these third parties (including, for example, for targeted advertising purposes and website analytics). These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies, targeting cookies, or cookies relating to the functionality of the website. Detail of such cookies can be found below.

Type

Cookie Name

Purpose

Strictly Necessary

_vm_session_ie

This cookie is essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

Performance

anj

The anj cookie contains data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with our partners. ID syncing enables our partners to use their data from outside the AppNexus Platform on the Platform. See (https://www.appnexus.com/en/company/cookie-policy) for more information.

Performance

sess

The sess cookie contains a single non-unique value: “1”. It is used by the AppNexus Platform to test whether a browser is configured to accept cookies from AppNexus. See (https://www.appnexus.com/en/company/cookie-policy) for more information.

Targeting

uuid2

This cookie contains a unique randomly-generated value that enables the AppNexus Platform to distinguish browsers and devices. It is matched against information – such as advertising interest segments and histories of ads shown in the browser or device – provided by clients or other third parties and stored on the AppNexus Platform. This information is used by clients to select advertisements for delivery by the Platform, and to measure the performance of, and attribute payment for, those advertisements. In addition, to enable clients to use non-PII they collect outside the Platform or acquire from other third parties, this cookie is sometimes matched to clients’ or other third parties’ cookies that contain such non-PII. See (https://www.appnexus.com/en/company/cookie-policy) for more information.

Performance

cusid

ClickDimensions - This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. When a user views a page on the site, the script code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on the site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes. See (https://support.clickdimensions.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001156993-ClickDimensions-Cookies-for-Web-Analytics) for more information.

Performance

cuvid

ClickDiminesions - This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits the site, a new __cuid cookie is written with a different visitor unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that the application uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. See (https://support.clickdimensions.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001156993-ClickDimensions-Cookies-for-Web-Analytics) for more information.

Performance

cuvon

ClickDimensions - Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page. See (https://support.clickdimensions.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001156993-ClickDimensions-Cookies-for-Web-Analytics) for more information.

Performance

_dc_gtm_UA-2735953-7

This cookie is used by Google Analytics/Tag Manager to collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. See (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage) for more information.

Performance

_ga

This cookie is used by Google Analytics/Tag Manager to collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. See (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage) for more information.

Performance

_gat

This cookie is used by Google Analytics/Tag Manager to collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. See (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage) for more information.

Performance

_gid

This cookie is used by Google Analytics/Tag Manager to collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. See (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage) for more information.

Targeting

_hjIncludedInSample

This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether the visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels. See (https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/cookie-information) for more information.

Performance

ssupp.animbnr

This cookie is used by SmartSupp, the live chat functionality on our website.

Performance

ssupp.chatid

This cookie is used by SmartSupp, the live chat functionality on our website.

Performance

ssupp.opened

This cookie is used by SmartSupp, the live chat functionality on our website.

Performance

ssupp.vid

This cookie is used by SmartSupp, the live chat functionality on our website.

Targeting

eid

This cookie is an external identifier that informs publisher networks (i.e. the sites that host the advertisements) who the advertiser is. (https://www.criteo.com/cookie-policy/)

Targeting

uid

This cookie sets an internal ID personalised to the user. (https://www.criteo.com/cookie-policy/)

Targeting

IDE

This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts. (https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en)

Performance

fr

Facebook - This cookie is used to collect information about users browsing behaviour for marketing purposes including digital display and social media advertising. 

Performance

1P_JAR

Google Analytics Cookie (https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en)
Performance

CONSENT

Google Analytics Cookie (https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en)
Performance

NID

Google Analytics Cookie (https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en)
Performance

DV

Google Analytics Cookie (https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en)


By using the Van Monster website, you agree to our use of cookies including setting and reading cookies on your device. You can choose to restrict or block cookies through your browser settings at any time. See below for more information about how to do this.  For more information about cookies in general or you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. Please note that certain cookies may be set as soon as you visit the website, but you can remove them using your browser settings.

How to control cookies

You can control the acceptance of cookies through your Internet browser preferences. You can choose to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or even to reject all cookies. Please note that if you choose to block all cookies, including necessary cookies, you could potentially be unable to access all or part of our website and therefore you may be restricted in the use of those services or activities that require the placement of cookies.

To disable cookies:

  • If you are using Internet Explorer 8.0+:
    • Go to "Tools" in the menu bar and then click on "Internet Options"
    • Click on "Privacy" Tab on top
    • Move the slider up to the "Block all the Cookies" setting
  • If you are using Windows Edge:
    • Go to Settings
    • Click on View Advanced Settings
    • Under Cookies select the relevant setting to ‘Block all cookies’ or ‘Block only third party cookies’
  • If you are using Firefox 4.0+:
    • Go to "Tools" in the menu bar
    • Click on "Options"
    • Click on "Privacy Tab"
    • Disable the box that says "Tell websites I do not want to be tracked"
  • If you are using Google Chrome:
    • Go to "Tools Menu"
    • Click on "Settings"
    • Click on "Advanced Settings"
    • Click on "Privacy/Content Settings"
    • "Cookies" should be selected. Once done select "Block third party cookies and site data"
  • If you are using Safari 5.0:
    • Choose Safari > Preferences and click "Security."
    • In the "Accept Cookies" section, specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites To see an explanation of the options, click the Help button (looks like a question mark). If you have set Safari to block cookies, you may need to temporarily accept cookies to open a page. Repeat the above steps, selecting Always. When you’re done with the page, turn off cookies again and remove the page’s cookies.

Cookies and emails  

In addition to the cookies we use on this website, we also use cookies and similar technologies in some email communications. These cookies help us to understand a little bit about how you interact with our emails and are used to improve our future email communications.

If you have configured your computer to automatically display images, or if you have added us to your email "address book" (or "safe senders" list), or if you have configured your computer to have "weak" security, cookies might be set at the same time as you download, open or read an email from us. If you would prefer for this not to happen, you should disable the automatic displaying of images, or remove us from your address book or strengthen your security settings.

The types of ‘cookies’ we use:

Web beacons

A web beacon is a tiny, invisible image placed within an email message that tells us whether you have opened an email, how often you have opened it, how you interacted with the email (such as the time you spent reading the email), which email software and web browser you used, which device you used and your IP address. We also use web beacons to help us display emails in the best format for your device.

Link tracking

Our emails contain a number of hyperlinks, each of which has a unique tag. When you click on one of these links you will be automatically redirected to the server of our emailing partner which logs the click. From there you will be redirected to the relevant page on our website. This process enables us to understand who has clicked through from an email to visit our website. We use this information to tailor future messages to you.

Cookies

Our process for delivering emails may cause cookies to be set, when you download images or when you click on a link.

Making choices about cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies from any one of our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies whether included on websites or in emails.

In some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may be automatically accepted (for example, when you've added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). Please refer to your email browser or device instructions for more information on this.