Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At Exact Abacus we use cookies to keep track of what you have in your basket, and to remember you when you return to our site.

To order products on Exact Abacus, you need to have cookies enabled - see the section on Managing cookies. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see Managing cookies for help to turn them on should you need to.

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine relevant related products to show you when you're browsing.

We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, a nd to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you'd expect nothing less from us, and please be assured that we're working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.

Our cookie policy

To make full use of the online shopping and personalised features on Exact Abacus, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from Exact Abacus, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You'll find information about 3rd party cookies below.

Cookie name Cookie purpose
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and shopping times. That information helps us to improve the website and your experience, and to make our marketing campaigns are relevant.

 

The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at Exact Abacus and Google and never shows any confidential information.

ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie allows our web servers to respond to your actions on the website. The website wouldn't work for you without it.
is_returning This cookie tracks whether or not a visitor is new or returning to a particular website or page. This cookie lasts for 5 years from the date it was set.

Flash cookies (or Local Shared Objects)

At Exact Abacus we may display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser.

If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings (opens in a new window). Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies you'll be unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.

Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org (this is an external website).

Third party cookies

When you visit ExactAbacus.com you may notice some cookies that aren't related to Exact Abacus. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Managing cookies

If cookies aren't enabled on your computer, it will mean that your shopping experience on our website will be limited to browsing and researching.

How to enable cookies

If you're not sure of the type & version of web browser you're using to access the Internet:

For PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option

For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option

How to check cookies are enabled for PCs

Google Chrome
  1. 1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. 2. Click the 'Under the Hood' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
  3. 3. Now select 'Allow local data to be set'
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 & 9
  1. 1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab
  2. 2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
  3. 3. Settings above Medium will disable cookies
  4. 4. If you are using IE9, click ALT-X, then Internet Options and find the 'Privacy' tab from there.
Mozilla Firefox
  1. 1. Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. 2. Then select the Privacy icon
  3. 3. Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'
Safari
  1. 1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. 2. Click on 'Security', check the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies'
  3. 3. Click 'Save'

How to check cookies are enabled for Macs

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX
  1. 1. Click on 'Explorer' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences' options
  2. 2. Scroll down until you see 'Cookies' under Receiving Files
  3. 3. Select the 'Never Ask' option
Safari on OSX
  1. 1. Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. 2. Click on 'Security' then 'Accept cookies'
  3. 3. Select the 'Only from site you navigate to'
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
  1. 1. Click on 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  2. 2. Scroll down until you see cookies under 'Privacy & Security'
  3. 3. Select 'Enable cookies for the originating web site only'
Opera
  1. 1. Click on 'Menu' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'
  2. 2. Then select 'Preferences', select the 'Advanced' tab
  3. 3. Then select 'Accept cookies' option
All other browsers
  • Please consult your documentation or online help files.

Maintaining a secure experience on the internet.
We recommend that you keep your internet browsers updated at all times so regularly check for any updates available and install where applicable.

Further information about cookies

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org (this is an external website).

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