Cookie Policy

We ask that you read this cookie policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and our use of cookies or similar technologies on our website. This policy should be read together with our Website Privacy Policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.

This website is operated by Star Fasteners (UK) Limited, company registration number 05549275, with VAT registration number 870 8919 81, the registered office of which is at Unit 1, 44 Brookhill Road, Pinxton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 6RY, United Kingdom.

This cookie policy only relates to your use of our website,

Throughout our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties to provide more information about us through our social media pages, and to make additional products and services available to you. These other third-party websites may also use cookies or similar technologies in accordance with their own separate cookie polices. For privacy information relating to these other third-party websites, please consult their cookie policies as appropriate

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (eg computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. We use cookies on our website. These help us recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

For example, we may monitor how many times you visit the website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of a user's internet service provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the websites below tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of our website features may not function as a result.

For further information on our use of cookies, including a detailed list of your information which we and others may collect through cookies, please see below.

We use cookies on this website to:

  • recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the website as you do not have to log in each time);
  • obtain information about your preferences and use of our website;
  • keep track of the items stored in your shopping basket and take you through the checkout process;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our users' requirements; and
  • target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

For further information on cookies generally visit or

The cookies we place on your device fall into the following categories:

  • Session cookies--these allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards
  • Persistent cookies--these are stored on your device in between browser sessions. These allow your preferences or actions across our website to be remembered. These will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache
  • Strictly necessary cookies--these cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate our website and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for could not be provided
  • Performance cookies--these cookies collect information about how you use our website, eg which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous, and is only used to improve how our website works
  • Functionality cookies--these cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language, last action and search preferences) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites
  • The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

    The cookies we use

    What they do


    The PHPSESSID cookie stores serialised data and allows our website to keep track of data in relation to our basket, checkout and secure login areas. The PHPSESSID cookie disappears once the website and session is closed.
    Expiry – When the user's browser is closed.


    To store the logged in user's username and a 128bit encrypted key. This information is required to allow a user to stay logged in to a web site without needing to submit their username and password for each page visited. Without this cookie, a user is unable to proceed to areas of the web site that require authenticated access.
    Expiry – When the user's browser is closed.


    This cookie is simply used to allow a user to suppress the displaying of the cookie information notice on each page of the web site.

    Expiry – 30 days from set/update.


    Cloudflare. The cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

    Expiry – When the user's browser is closed.


    Google analytics. Used to throttle request rate.

    Expiry - 1 minute


    Google analytics. Used to distinguish users.

     Expiry - 2 years


    Google analytics. Used to distinguish users.

    Expiry - 24 hours

    If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies:

    Please contact us if you have any questions about this cookie policy or the information we hold about you.

    If you wish to contact us please send an email to, write to us at Star Fasteners (UK) Limited, Unit 1, 44 Brookhill Road, Pinxton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 6RY, United Kingdom, or call us on 0115 932 4939.

    This policy was published on [insert date] and last updated on 21st September 2018.

    We may change this policy from time to time, when we do we will inform you via a notice on our Website.