Cookie Policy

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are identifiers that we send to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser so that our systems can recognize your browser and offer you certain services.

This page uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

The following is a list of the cookies used by haveinstruments.com


COOKIES USED

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?

Some cookies are necessary to allow you to browse our website, use its features, and access secure areas. The use of these cookies is essential for the website to work. For example, we use user-input cookies for the duration of a session to keep track of a user’s input when filling in forms that span several pages.

We also use functional cookies to remember choices you’ve made or information you’ve provided. This allows us to tailor your website experience specifically to your preferences. The functional cookies we use include:

  • Security cookies to detect authentication abuses for a limited persistent duration, like repeated failed login attempts. These cookies are set for the specific task of increasing the security of the service.
  • Multimedia content player session cookies (flash cookies) are used for the duration of a session to store technical data needed to play back video or audio content (e.g. image quality, network link speed, and buffering parameters).
  • Load balancing session cookies are used for the duration of the session to identify the same server in the pool in order for the load balancer to redirect requests appropriately.
  • Interface customization persistent cookies are used to store a preference regarding a service across web pages.

To improve our website, we use reporting and analytics cookies to collect information about how you use our website and how often. These cookies only gather information for statistical purposes and only use pseudonymous cookie identifiers that do not directly identify you. The performance cookies we use include:

  • Shopify analytics cookies - Website platform uses these cookies to estimate the number of unique visitors, to improve our website, and to detect the most searched for words in search engines that lead to a webpage. These cookies are not used to target you with online marketing.
  • Third-party analytics cookies - We also use Google Analytics and other third-party analytics providers listed below to help measure how users interact with our website content. These cookies “remember” what our users have done on previous pages and how they’ve interacted with the website. For more information on Google Analytics, visit Google’s information page. For instructions on how opt-out of Google Analytics, see below.

Advertising cookies are used on our website to tailor marketing to you and your interests and provide you with a more personalized service in the future. These cookies remember that you visited our website and we may share this information with third-parties, such as advertisers. Although these cookies can track your device’s visits to our website and other sites, they typically cannot personally identify you. Without these cookies, the advertisements that you see may be less relevant and interesting to you. Read more about how companies use cookies to conduct targeted or retargeted advertising here.

Finally, Social and Content cookies are placed by many social media plugins (for example the Facebook ’like’ button), and other tools meant to provide or improve the content on a website (for example services that allow the playing of video files, or that create comments sections). We integrate these modules into our website to improve the experience of browsing and interacting with our website. Please note that some of these third-party services place cookies that are also used for things like behavioral advertising, analytics, and/or market research.


REQUIRED COOKIES

The necessary cookies help to make a website usable by activating basic functions such as navigation on the site and access to secure areas of the site. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name Function
_ab Used in connection with access to admin.
_secure_session_id Used in connection with navigation through a storefront.
Cart Used in connection with shopping cart.
cart_sig Used in connection with checkout.
cart_ts Used in connection with checkout.
cart_currency Used in connection with checkout.
checkout_token Used in connection with checkout.
Secret Used in connection with checkout.
Secure_customer_sig Used in connection with customer login.
storefront_digest Used in connection with customer login.
_shopify_u Used to facilitate updating customer account information.
_Brochure_session Used in connection with browsing through site.
shopify_pay_redirect Used in connection with checkout.
cookiesNotification Used in EU GDPR Cookies Notification App
MCPopupClosed Used in website popups
secure_customer_sig This cookie is provided by Shopify and is used in connection with a customer login.

REPORTING AND ANALYTICS

These cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with the website by gathering and providing information anonymously.

Name Function
_tracking_consent Tracking preferences.
_landing_page Track landing pages.
_orig_referrer Track landing pages.
_s Shopify analytics.
_shopify_fs Shopify analytics.
_shopify_s Shopify analytics.
_shopify_sa_p Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.
_shopify_sa_t Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.
_shopify_uniq Shopify analytics.
_shopify_y Shopify analytics.
_y Shopify analytics.
tracked_start_checkout Shopify analytics relating to checkout.
ab_test_* Shopify analytics.
cart_sig Shopify analytics.
ki_r Shopify analytics.
ki_t Shopify analytics.
_biz_flagsA This cookie is used to record website and server performance with each visit to the site.
_biz_nA This cookie is used to record website and server performance with each visit to the site.
_biz_pendingA This cookie is used to record website and server performance with each visit to the site.
_biz_sid This cookie is used to record website and server performance with each visit to the site.
_biz_uid This cookie is used to record website and server performance with each visit to the site.
utag_main This cookie name is associated with the Tealium data platform and is used for web analytics.
_scid Pending
master_device_id This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite.
__kla_id This cookie is used to collect information on the visitor's behavior. This information will be stored for internal use on the website – internal analytics is used to optimize the websites or to register if the visitor has subscribed to a newsletter.

SOCIAL MEDIA, CONTENT AND ADS

Third Party Description Privacy Policy
Facebook Connect We use Facebook Connect to allow visitors to our website to interact with and share content via Facebook’s social media platform. https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Twitter We use Twitter to allow visitors to our website to interact with and share content via Twitter’s social media platform. https://twitter.com/en/privacy
Pinterest We use Pinterest to allow visitors to our website to interact with and share content via Twitter’s social media platform. https://policy.pinterest.com/uk/cookies
SoundCloud We use SoundCloud to listen music content. https://soundcloud.com/pages/cookies
YouTube We use Youtube to display video content. https://policies.google.com/privacy
POWr We use POWr to allow visitors to our website to leave comments. https://www.powr.io/privacy
Google Analytics We use Google Analytics to help measure how users interact with our websites. https://policies.google.com/privacy
Google We use Google Ads to deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit our websites. https://policies.google.com/privacy
Microsoft Advertising We use Microsoft Advertising to deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit our websites. https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-ca/privacystatement
MailChimp https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/

HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES IN ALL MAJOR BROWSERS

It is possible to stop accepting browser Cookies, or to stop accepting Cookies from a particular Service.

All modern browsers allow you to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'Preferences' of your browser menu. You can also configure your browser or email manager.

The following information provides guidance to the User on the steps to access the cookie configuration menu and, where appropriate, private browsing in each of the main browsers:

  • Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings. For more information, you can consult the Microsoft support or the browser Help.
  • Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings. For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or browser Help.
  • Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings. For more information, you can consult Google support or browser Help.
  • Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information, see Apple Support or Browser Help.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DISABLE COOKIES?

Some features of the Services will be disabled, such as staying logged in, keeping purchases in the “shopping cart,”…