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Valspar sites and Cookies

We may actively obtain information about you by installing a marker on your computer commonly called a "cookie." Cookies enable us to know you by a computer-generated, unique identifier.

By providing you with a unique cookie, we are able to create a database of your previous choices and preferences, and in situations where these choices or preferences need to be collected again; they can be supplied by us automatically, saving you time and effort.

The tables below list cookies that may be sent to your device by Valspar sites if you opt to accept them.

Note that you can set your browser to reject cookies (see ‘Help’ in your browser). If you do this, bear in mind that our websites cannot provide certain personalised features to you.

Cookies used on Valspar sites
Below is a list of the cookies used by Valspar sites and what each is used for:

Cookie Name What this cookie is used for
Viewed This cookie is used for our Virtual Painter in the instructions demo, to prevent the instructions from playing on repeated visits
s_cc We use these cookies to see how many visitors use our website and which pages they view. We use this information to make improvements on our website.
s_sq We use these cookies to see how many visitors use our website and which pages they view. We use this information to make improvements that make our website as usable as possible.
__utma This cookie is used to allocate a unique ID (not personally identifiable information) to analyse how many times you visit our site.
__utmb This cookie is used to analyse how long you spend on our site.
__utmc This cookie is used to analyse how long you spend on our site.
__utmz This cookie is used to analyse how you reached our site (not personally identifiable information).
jwplayer.volume This cookie is used to remember your preferences in the JW Player. For example, they remember the current volume state, the current mute state, and the last known bandwidth.
jwplayer.mute This cookie is used to remember your preferences in the JW Player. For example, they remember the current volume state, the current mute state, and the last known bandwidth.
s_vi We use these cookies to see how many visitors use our website and which pages they view. We use this information to make improvements that make our website as usable as possible.
SMSESSION This cookie uses a piece of data that is used in network communications (often over HTTP) to identify a session, a series of related message exchanges.This typically involves an ongoing communication where several webpages are requested by the client and sent back to them by the server. In such a situation, it is vital to keep track of the current state of the shopper's cart, and a session ID is one way to achieve that goal.
SM_MESSAGE This is a security cookie used to help authenticate users from secured sections of a website.
APISID We use Google's search engine to provide site search facility on the Surprise Yourself website. These cookies are set by Google to maintain your search preferences between sessions and offer other search features. The majority of Google cookies are set if you are logged into your Google account.
__utmxx This cookie is used to prevent a user from seeing different versions of the same page during testing.
__atuvc The social sharing tool AddThis uses this cookie to implement other social links to help display, share, send
PREF
SS
HSID
SSID
SAPISID
We use Google's search engine to provide site search facility on the website. These cookies are set by Google to maintain your search preferences between sessions and offer other search features. The majority of Google cookies are set if you are logged into your Google account.
__utmx This is a Google Analytics tools used for tracking visitors
NID
SID
This cookie is a unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preference information on Valspar sites
Loc The social sharing tool AddThis uses this geolocation cookie to know the approximate region where people sharing information are located.
Bt This is a cookie to allow the 'pop-up' message about cookie usage to only appear once.
Ssc The social sharing tool AddThis uses this cookie to track browser information.
Di
Dt
The social sharing tool AddThis uses this cookie for expiration date tracking of other cookies
Uid The social sharing tool AddThis uses this cookie for user identification and login time tracking
Uvc The social sharing tool AddThis uses this cookie to track the Add this service.
Psc The social sharing tool AddThis uses this cookie to count views.

Third-party cookies
Some of our sites may use third-party advertising technology to serve ads when you visit our website and sites upon which we advertise. This technology uses information about your visits to this website and the sites upon which we advertise to serve our ads to you. In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. In addition, these sites may use web beacons, provided by our third-party ad server, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. These web beacons enable our ad server, on our behalf or on behalf of our agent, to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site, and to learn which banner ads bring users to our website. Our third-party ad server is performing its functions on our behalf or on behalf of our agent, and we may, directly or indirectly, instruct such ad server to enable other service providers to receive information about our site related to our online advertising. Some of the other business partners that may set cookies on Valspar sites include:

Partner Name What this cookie is used for
Yahoo Valspar will sometimes advertise using an external company to deploy cookies from our advertising partners listed. These are used to help us and our advertisers see which advertisements visitors click on and interact with. Each individual advertiser uses its own tracking cookies and the data taken is not interchangeable. No confidential information is taken.
Double Click Valspar will sometimes advertise using an external company to deploy cookies from our advertising partners. These are used to help us and our advertisers see which advertisements visitors click on and interact with. Each individual advertiser uses its own tracking cookies and the data taken is not interchangeable. No confidential information is taken.
Bing Valspar will sometimes advertise using an external company to deploy cookies from our advertising partners. These are used to help us and our advertisers see which advertisements visitors click on and interact with. Each individual advertiser uses its own tracking cookies and the data taken is not interchangeable. No confidential information is taken.
Google Maps Google Maps is also used to locate the nearest and most relevant retailers
Google Privacy Policy
Adobe Flash Adobe may use cookies in Flash applications. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve the user experience. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, however they are managed by your browser differently.
Adobe & Privacy
Share Tools Valspar gives users the opportunity to ‘share’ content with friends through social networks - such as Facebook. You may be sent cookies from these websites. Valspar does not control the dissemination of these cookies and we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and to manage them.
Facebook This cookies is used to link to the social media site Facebook.
Facebook Privacy/Cookies
Add This This cookie provides the framework to display social icons (facebook,twitter,google+,etc)
Adobe Site Catalyst Valspar sites may use cookies for the analytics product Adobe Site Catalyst which, like Google Analytics, track content usage, traffic counts and sources and paths of that traffic.
Adobe & Privacy

Further information about cookies
If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.