This Cookie Policy applies to the websites listed at the end of this Policy which are operated or controlled by Sparex Ltd and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “Sparex”, “We” or “Us” in this Policy) (see list of European subsidiaries and related websites in Appendix 2).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer or other device when you visit a website. They are generally used to make websites work, to keep track of your movements within the website, and to remember your login details etc.

There are different types of cookies, and they can be distinguished on the basis of their origin, function and lifespan. Important characteristics of cookies include the following:

  • First party cookies are cookies that are stored by the website you are visiting, while third party cookies are stored by a website other than the one you are visiting. Please note that we do not control the collection or further use of data by third parties. We may use third party cookies for purposes that include social listening (i.e., we may receive information from third party social media services that you use, where that information is relevant to our brand). You may control such cookies, as set out below.
  • Necessary cookies are necessary to allow the technical operation of a website (e.g.,they enable you to move around on a website and to use its features).
  • Performance cookies collect data on the performance of a website, such as the number of visitors, the time spent on the website and error messages.
  • Functionality cookies increase the usability of a website by remembering your choices (e.g. language, region, login, and so on).
  • Targeting/advertising cookies enable a website to send you personalised advertising.
  • Session cookies are temporary cookies that are erased once you close your browser while persistent or permanent cookies stay on your device until you manually delete them or until your browser deletes them based on the duration period specified in the persistent cookie file.

Why do we use cookies?

We may use cookies to:

  • improve the use and the functionality of our website;
  • tailor our website and products to your needs and preferences;
  • process your purchase orders; and
  • analyse how our website is used and compile anonymous and aggregate statistics.

What types of cookies do we use?

An overview of the cookies used on Sparex websites is set out in the table included at Appendix 1 to this Policy.

Please note that the processing of your personal data in connection with cookies, and for other purposes, is governed by our Privacy Policy

In addition, we may also use web beacons (or clear GIFs) and other similar technologies in addition to, or in combination with, cookies. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site or in an email and it helps us to understand the behaviour of visitors of our website. More information on web beacons can be found on Please note that Sparex has no affiliation with, nor is responsible for, this third party website.

Many of the websites owned by Sparex use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 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. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using any of Sparex’s websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Sparex also uses a third party software provider to send its promotional e-mails called MailChimp. MailChimp store your Personal Data on their own secure servers (these servers may be outside of the country in which you originally provided your data) and only use this information to fulfil the specific requirement of Sparex.

For more information please visit:

Sparex sites may also use the Google Adwords tracking cookie. This means we may continue to show ads to you across the internet, specifically on the Google Content Network (GCN). As always we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google's, or any other 3rd parties, remarketing system.

The third-party vendors, including Google, whose services we use will place cookies on web browsers in order to serve ads based on past visits to our website. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website. This allows us to make special offers and continue to market our services to those who have shown interest in our products.

How can you control cookies and web beacons?

Most internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. Depending on your browser, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can set it to refuse them. Please refer to the 'help' button (or similar) on your browser to learn more about how you can do this.

Disabling cookies may impact your experience on our websites.

If you use different devices to access our websites, you will need to ensure that each browser of each device is set to your cookie preference.

More information on how to manage cookies can be found on: Please note that Sparex and its subsidiaries has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third party website.

In addition, you may opt-out from cookies by visiting the following sites and selecting which company cookies you would like to opt-out from: and Please note that Sparex and its subsidiaries has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, these third party websites.

Websites to which this Policy applies

This Policy applies to websites that are operated or controlled by Sparex and its subsidiaries and are listed in Appendix 2 to this Policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although robust systems are in place to protect your data Sparex cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Sparex websites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once information has been received, strict procedures and security features will be used to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Last updated: 26 June 2018

Cookie Name Purpose Of Cookie & Data Stored Cookie type(s) Expiry Status
user_allowed_save_cookie Indicates if a customer is allowed to use cookies First party/functional 1 year Currently inactive
persistent_shopping_cart This cookie contains a visitor's session key First party/functional 1 year Currently inactive
Stf Stores user timestamps First party/functional 1 hour Currently inactive
guest-view Allows guests to edit their orders First party/functional 10 minutes Currently inactive
frontend_cid Stores users session ID First party/functional 3 days Active
adminhtml Stores a visitor's session id when an admin user logs in First party/functional 3 days Active
external_no_cache Contains a flag that indicates if caching is disabled First party/functional/performance 1 hour Currently inactive
frontend Stores visitors session ID First party/functional/necessary 3 days Active
Store Stores website store/language choice First party/functional/necessary 1 year Active
_gat Limits the number of requests that have to be made to First party/targeting 1 minute Active
_gid Google Analytics cookie to store user session information First party/targeting 1 day Active
_ga Google Analytics cookie to store user session information First party/targeting 2 years Active
__utma Google Analytics Cookies - Distinguishes shoppers and sessions First party/persistent 2 years from set/update Active
__utmt Google Analytics Cookies - Used to throttle request rate First party/persistent 10 minutes Active
__utmb Google Analytics Cookies - Determines new sessions/visits. First party/persistent 30 mins from set/update Active
__utmz Google Analytics Cookies - Saves the traffic source of a sister visitor First party/persistent 6 months from set/update Active
__utmv Google Analytics Cookies - Stores visitor-level custom variable data First party/persistent 2 years from set/update Active
__hssc Keeps track of website sessions Third party/targeting 3 days Active
__hssrc Used to determine if a user has restarted their browser Third party/targeting 3 days Active
__hstc Keeps track of website visitors Third party/targeting 3 days Active
hubspotutk Used for to keep track of a visitor's identity Third party/targeting 3 days Active
fs_uid Used by FullStory for session tracking. Third party/targeting 3 days Active


Website to which this Policy applies

This Policy applies to the following websites that are operated or controlled by Sparex and its subsidiaries

Subsidiary Office Location Business Name Web URL
UK Sparex Limited UK
Australia Sparex Australia PTY Ltd
Austria Sparex GesmbH (Österreich)
Belgium Sparex Belgium bvba /
Canada Sparex Canada Limited
Denmark Sparex Danmark, Sparex Limited ApS
Export Sparex Limited UK
France Sparex S.A.R.L.
Germany Sparex Handels- und Vertriebs GmbH
Ireland Sparex (TA) Limited
Italy Sparex Ges.m.b.H
Netherlands Sparex Holland b.v.
New Zealand Sparex N.Z. Limited
Poland Sparex Polska Sp. z o.o.
Portugal Sparex Portugal-Importação e Comercio de Peças LDA
Spain Sparex Agrirepuesto, S.L
South Africa Sparex South Africa
US Sparex Inc