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Use of Cookies

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The Wheelers Packaging website uses what are known as ‘analytical’ cookies. The help us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how our visitors use the site (which pages they view, how long they spend on the site, etc). We use this information to monitor and improve the way our website works for our visitors.

We also make use of specific cookies related to knowing whether a user is logged in or not. These are known as authentication cookies. Authentication cookies are important for our website to know what information to show you, or if it needs to ask you to log in.

Some cookies (known as session cookies) are destroyed on your PC as soon as you leave the website, others (known as persistent cookies) may be stored for longer (eg, to provide you with a welcome message each time you log into our website).

There are also Third party cookies initiated by a separate web domain to that of the Wheeler Packaging website. These can be used for a variety of reasons - in our case we use Google Analytics cookies which help Google tell us how visitors arrive at our site and what activities they carry out whilst on the site.

Please be assured that the cookies we use on the Wheeler Packaging website contain no confidential information such as addresses or credit card details.

By using the Wheeler Packaging website you agree to our Cookie policiy as described above. If you do not agree to such use, please adjust your browser settings using the instructions in the next section.

Managing cookies

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Blocking cookies

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Deleting cookies

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