Last Updated: February 2022
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Cookies are small files that 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. The Other Tracking Technologies work similarly to Cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our Site. Accordingly, Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies allow our Site to recognize your device from those of other users of the Site and therefore let you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. The information provided below about Cookies also applies to these Other Tracking Technologies. You can find more information about Cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies are often categorized by function. We use four types of Cookies by function on our Site:
These are Cookies that are strictly necessary for the functioning of a website or for performing services that an individual user has requested. For instance, these Cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Site so you may access them as you have requested. These Cookies let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access Site content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Site.
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 are used only to improve how a website functions.
These Cookies allow the website to remember choices users make and to provide enhanced, personalized features. For example, on our Site, these Cookies remember users’ language preferences.
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 advertising vendors.
Cookies can also be categorized by how long they remain on your device, and by who puts the Cookie there. There are two broad categories of duration and placement Cookies that we use on the Site:
Persistent Cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.
Session Cookies remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted.
Cookies placed by the party operating the website. For example, any Cookies we (Lincoln Electric) place on your computer from our Site are first party Cookies.
Cookies placed from a website by a party that does not own or operate that website.
You can change your cookie preferences any time by clicking the above button. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent right away.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.
If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.
Google Ads. We use the Google Ads online marketing service to display search advertisements and to track when a visitor has accessed our Site via a Google ad. If you click on a Google ad, Google stores a conversion tracking cookie on your device. These Cookies expire after 30 days and contain no personal data. If you wish to prevent Google Ads conversion tracking, you can set your browser to block Cookies from googleadservices.com.
Log Files: The Site uses Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information unless you have logged into your myLincoln account, in which case your IP address will be linked to your myLincoln UserID. An Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) typically assigns a random dynamic IP address at the time of your connection. For local area network (“LAN”), DSL, or cable modem users, a static IP address may be permanently assigned to a particular computer. We may record the IP addresses of visitors to the Site.
Location of information processing. The information collected by our Cookies is processed in servers located in the United States.
You can prohibit Lincoln Electric from using non-essential Cookies by clicking the Reject All Non-Essential Cookies button below.
In addition, you can stop Cookies from being downloaded on your device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new Cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing Cookies. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note, however, that without Cookies you may not be able to access or take full advantage of all our Site features.
Most browsers allow users to use a “private mode” by which Cookies are deleted after your website visit. Please read the help section of your browser to learn more about how to activate the “private mode.” You could still visit our website if your browser is in “private mode”; however, the user experience may not be optimal and some utilities may not work.
If you want to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Site from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your browser setting as described above.
For more information on the development of user-profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please see www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are located in Europe or www.aboutads.info/choices if in the United States.
II. Types of Information We Collect
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies used on the Site may collect the following information: your IP (Internet Protocol) address, date and time of Site visits, page visits and requests, browser type, device type, operating system, time spent on the Site, user movement and actions taken on the Site, error messages received while on the Site, referring website or advertisement, language preferences, myLincoln User ID and log-in status, hashed data, click stream information, location information (including the city, province/state and country where you access the Site), and demographic information (including your age range and gender).
III. Targeted Advertising
Without limiting those purposes described elsewhere in the Policy, the Site may Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies for the purposes of displaying advertisements that are relevant to your interests, based on your online activities.
We may share, or we may permit third party research, online advertising, marketing and co-branding partners and other third party services to collect, information about your use of our Site over time so that they may play or display ads that may be relevant to your interests on our Site as well as on other websites or apps.
Typically, though not always, the information we share is collected through Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date you visited the Site, demographic information (such as your age range and gender), and other information. This information is used to display targeted ads on or through our Site or on other websites or apps. We, or our partners or third party services, use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests.
As set out in greater detail in the Policy, depending on your browser, you may be able to set your browser or device to delete or notify you of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies by actively managing the settings on your browser.
You can prohibit Lincoln Electric from using non-essential Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies, including for targeted advertising, by clicking here:
Reject All Non-Essential Cookies
For more information on the development of user-profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please see www.aboutads.info/choices.
IV. Processing of Canadian Personal Data
The Lincoln Electric Company
ATTN: Data Privacy
22801 Saint Clair Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44117