Last Updated 06-04-2016
Our website uses a number of different cookies. This policy explains the following:
- What are cookies?
- Cookies we use and why we use them
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The cookie then sends information back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.
Cookies we use and why we use them
We use three types of cookies on our website:
- Essential Cookies
These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website or for performing services that an individual user has requested. Some examples of functions performed by essential cookies are “shopping basket” cookies and cookies that remember previous actions (e.g., entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session.
- Analytical Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information that analytical cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used only to improve how a website functions.
- Functional Cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices users make and to provide enhanced, personalized features. For example, on our website, these cookies remember users’ language preferences.
We do not use targeting or advertising cookies. Targeting/advertising cookies are cookies used to deliver advertisements relevant to the user. They remember that a user has visited a website and share this information with other organizations such as advertisers.
Cookies can also be categorized by how long they remain on your device. There are two broad categories of duration:
- Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.
- Session cookies
Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted.
NB: In general all of our cookies are first-party cookies, which means that we place the cookies ourselves. They are not placed by third parties. On some pages we offer embedded video from YouTube, digital brochures hosted by an external provider. They may past additional cookies on your computer.
Our cookies collect several types of information, including information about your usage of our website, any address information you may choose to enter into the website to locate a Briggs & Stratton dealer, and your IP address. An IP address is the number assigned to your device, for example your laptop or mobile phone, when your device accesses the internet. Your device may have a static IP address, which means that your device always has the same IP address. Or it may have a dynamic IP address, which means that the IP address changes each time the device accesses the internet.
Location of information processing:
The information collected by our cookies is processed in servers located in the Netherlands and United States.
Aside from the Google Analytics program, we do not share the information we gather from our own cookies with anyone else.
Rejecting Cookies Through Browser Settings:
You may also reject cookies using your browser settings. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. For more information on using browser settings to reject cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
You should note that rejecting cookies in your browser settings may mean that any preferences you set on this website will be lost and that the website may not work as well. Please see the cookies chart above for more information about the consequences of rejecting cookies on the website. In addition, using the browser settings to reject cookies may also cause your browser to reject cookies from all websites, not just this website.
Briggs & Stratton Netherlands BV
PO Box 12
NL-6040 AA Roermond