Southwire Cookie Notice

Effective Date:  April 15, 2021.

This Cookie Notice is part of our Privacy Policy. For more information about Southwire Company, LLC, and our affiliates (collectively, “Southwire” or “we”) and how we protect the privacy of our customers and users, please see our Privacy Policy. In order to provide you with access to Southwire’s websites, including but not limited to MySouthwire.com, Southwiretools.com, and GarvinIndustries.com (collectively, the “Websites”) and more personalized and responsive service we need to remember and store information about how you use our Websites. This is done using small text files called cookies. Cookies contain small amounts of information and are downloaded to your computer or other device by a server for our Websites. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to our Websites on each subsequent visit so that it can recognize you and remember things like your user preferences. You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at http://www.aboutcookies.org.

When you visit our Websites, we may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device until you delete them) to make your experience on our Websites more personal and interactive. Cookies allow us (including our analytics providers) to collect information such as the pages you viewed on our Websites, the number of times you accessed our Websites, the amount of time you spent on our Websites, and other web traffic data. We also use first-party cookies to conduct analytics on our Websites, as described further below. 

Please note that Google and other third parties (such as social media platforms and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies as a result of you visiting other websites, over which we have no control.

Managing Cookies. Your browser can disable, block, delete and manage cookies on your device. These tools are generally available in the help section of browsers. You can also use the quick links below, based on the browser type that you are using:

Please note that disabling, blocking, or deleting some cookies may cause you to lose the functionality of certain features on our Websites.

California Residents. When you use the Websites for the first time, cookies that are necessary to make the Websites operate (see those identified as “Necessary” cookies in the table below) will have been set, but other cookies will not have been set unless you have consented to those cookies being set at that time. If you have consented to cookies, then the Websites will remember this and continue to set cookies each time you visit.

By marking your consent in the cookie bar that appears when you first visit our Websites, you consent to our use of cookies as explained in this Cookie Notice. You can withdraw your consent at any time by turning off the cookies as described below but withdrawing your consent will not affect our use of the personal data processed using those cookies prior to you withdrawing that consent.

If you do not want a cookie to be stored, then you may withdraw your consent by turning off certain cookies listed below individually or you can select the appropriate options on your web browser to delete some or all cookies. How to alter your cookie setting will depend on the type of browser you use. Please note, however, that if you block some or all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to use or access all or parts of the Websites, such as being able to log on to the account portal.

Social Media Platforms. We have a presence on the following social media platforms:

The Websites includes links to these social media platforms and social sharing icons. Whenever you leave our Websites following the above links, cookies might be set by these social media platforms. Cookies might also be set by these social media platforms if you are logged in to any of these social media platforms or if you decide to share.

The cookie policies for those social media platforms are available through the following links and contain information on how to control the setting of cookies:

Cookies on the Websites. The table below sets out the types of cookies used on our Websites and provides details about what they are used for. We set our cookies under the following categories:

  • Necessary: These cookies are necessary to the Websites as they help the Websites operate. These cookies are necessary to the Websites because they are needed to display content on the Websites and they allow you to access certain features on the Website, such as signing into a Website or adding items to a cart. There is no button to turn off essential cookies. These cookies do not contain any personal information and only lasts for the duration of your visit.

  • Functional: These cookies allow our Websites to remember your preferences and choices (e.g. language, region) and to provide you with more enhanced personal features. Functional cookies can be used to remember your username, region, and language, among other preferences.

  • Performance: These cookies are being used to collect information about how you use our Websites. Examples include: pages visited, length of time spent on each page, how you landed on the Website. Common website analytics providers are Google Analytics and Hotjar.

  • Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to learn more about the types of users that visit the Websites and to help improve the Websites. For example, Google Analytics provides us with certain data regarding the demographics of the users that visit the Websites. To provide this service, Google Analytics may collect certain information about you from your computer, including but not limited to: information regarding your visit (such as the pages you visit and the length of your visit), information about your device (such as your IP address), how you got to the Websites, and other information about you. You can learn more about Google Analytics and how it collects and processes data (including how to control the information sent to Google) by visiting: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

For further information about these cookies, visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

 
Cookie Provider Cookie Type Cookie Name(s) Website Where Cookie is Used Description
CloudFare Necessary __cfduid www.southwire.com The cookie is set by CloudFare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
services.southwire.com
https://meproducts.net/
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
http://www.southwirestore.com/
Facebook Advertising _fbp http://www.southwiretools.com This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
https://meproducts.net/
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
https://www.cepnow.com/
https://www.garvinindustries.com/
fr http://www.southwiretools.com The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisements to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook Pixel or Facebook social plugin.
https://meproducts.net/
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
https://www.cepnow.com/
https://www.garvinindustries.com/
Google Advertising NiD http://mcpcsduo.southwire.com This cookie is used to a profile based on user's interest and display personalized ads to the users.
Google Analytics Performance __utma www.southwire.com These cookies are set by Google Analytics and are used to distinguish users and sessions. These cookies are created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. These cookies are updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb http://www.southwire.ca
__utmc http://www.southwiretools.com
__utmz http://industrial.southwire.com/en/
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
http://www.woods.com
services.southwire.com
http://hvac.southwire.com
http://www.sumner.com/
https://configuratorplus.southwire.com/
__utmt www.southwire.com
http://industrial.southwire.com/en/
__utmt_UA-116287889-1 https://configuratorplus.southwire.com/
__utmt_UA-43644141-1 http://www.southwiretools.com
__utmt_UA-55493528-1 www.southwire.com
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
services.southwire.com
__utmt_UA-55539012-1 http://www.southwire.ca
__utmt_UA-65297155-1 http://www.woods.com
__utmt_UA-65297155-2
_gat www.southwire.com
http://Cord.Southwire.com
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
https://www.cepnow.com/
http://www.sag10.com
https://overheadtransmission.southwire.com/
http://www.southwirestore.com/
_dc_gtm_UA-131185289-1 http://sparks.meproducts.net/ This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_ga http://mcpcsduo.southwire.com These cookies are installed by Google Analytics. The cookies are used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gid http://sparks.meproducts.net/
  https://www.cepnow.com/
  https://marinepower.southwire.com/
  http://factoryautomation.southwire.com
  http://www.sag10.com
  https://overheadtransmission.southwire.com/
  https://www.dcncables.com/
  http://www.roadpowerproducts.com/
  http://rvpower.southwire.com/
  http://careers.southwire.com
  http://www.southwirestore.com/
  http://www.onesouthwire.com/
  www.southwire.com
  http://Cord.Southwire.com
  https://meproducts.net/
_gat_gtag_UA_142128058_1 http://careers.southwire.com This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
_gat_gtag_UA_154592635_1 http://www.onesouthwire.com/
_gat_UA-101265497-1 http://rvpower.southwire.com/
_gat_UA-108272471-1 https://marinepower.southwire.com/
_gat_UA-69736107-1 http://mcpcsduo.southwire.com
Google Double Click Advertising IDE http://mcpcsduo.southwire.com Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
http://www.southwiretools.com
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
http://www.12forlife.com
services.southwire.com
test_cookie http://mcpcsduo.southwire.com This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users' browser supports cookies.
http://www.southwiretools.com
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
http://www.12forlife.com
services.southwire.com
http://www.sag10.com
Google Tag Manager Performance _dc_gtm_UA-131185289-1 https://meproducts.net/ This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
_gat http://Cord.Southwire.com
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
https://www.cepnow.com/
http://www.sag10.com
https://overheadtransmission.southwire.com/
http://www.southwirestore.com/
_gat_UA-138593664-1 http://www.roadpowerproducts.com/
_gat_UA-62977820-1 http://Cord.Southwire.com
_gat_gtag_UA_110525968_1 http://factoryautomation.southwire.com Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.
_gat_gtag_UA_111474849_1 https://www.dcncables.com/
Hotjar Performance _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress http://www.southwiretools.com This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
services.southwire.com
https://marinepower.southwire.com/
http://www.sumner.com/
http://rvpower.southwire.com/
www.southwire.com
_hjFirstSeen http://www.southwiretools.com This is set to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
services.southwire.com
https://marinepower.southwire.com/
http://hvac.southwire.com
http://www.sumner.com/
http://rvpower.southwire.com/
www.southwire.com
_hjid http://www.southwiretools.com This is a Hotjar cookie that is set when the visitor first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
services.southwire.com
https://marinepower.southwire.com/
http://hvac.southwire.com
http://www.sumner.com/
http://rvpower.southwire.com/
www.southwire.com
_hjTLDTest http://www.southwiretools.com When the Hotjar script executes Hotjar tries to determine the most generic cookie path that should be used, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, Hotjar tries to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
services.southwire.com
https://marinepower.southwire.com/
http://hvac.southwire.com
http://www.sumner.com/
http://rvpower.southwire.com/
www.southwire.com
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample http://Coilpak.Southwire.com This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit.
services.southwire.com
https://marinepower.southwire.com/
http://www.sumner.com/
http://rvpower.southwire.com/
www.southwire.com
_hjIncludedInSessionSample http://Coilpak.Southwire.com This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit.
services.southwire.com
www.southwire.com
Hubspot Functional __hssc https://meproducts.net/ This cookie is set by HubSpot. The purpose of the cookie is to keep track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
Necessary __hssrc https://meproducts.net/ This cookie is set by Hubspot. According to their documentation, whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
Performance __hstc https://meproducts.net/ This cookie is used by HubSpot to keep track of the visitors to the website. This cookie is passed to Hubspot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.
hubspotutk http://sparks.meproducts.net/
JSP Necessary JESESSIONID http://www.southwiretools.com Used by sites written in JSP. General purpose platform session cookies that are used to maintain users' state across page requests.
www.southwire.com
http://www.southwire.ca
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
services.southwire.com
ROUTEID www.southwire.com
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
services.southwire.com
LinkedIn Functional bcookie https://meproducts.net/ This cookie is provided by LinkedIn. This cookie is used for tracking embedded service.
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
lidc https://meproducts.net/
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
Performance lissc https://meproducts.net/ This cookie is provided by LinkedIn. This cookie is used for tracking embedded service.
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
Advertising bscookie https://meproducts.net/ This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
UserMatchHistory https://meproducts.net/ Linkedin - Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.
http://sparks.meproducts.net/
Microsoft Necessary .ASPXANONYMOUS http://careers.southwire.com This cookie is set by ASP.NET. The cookie is used to a unique ID for users to store tracking data within a session, anonymously.
Functional ASP.NET_SessionId https://meproducts.net/ This cookie is used in sites developed with Microsoft.Net. When a user start browsing a unique session ID is created, which keeps track of all the information regarding that session. This information is stored in the web server and it is identified via a GUID. The GUID is essential for any ASP.NET site to function properly.
mySouthwire.com Other BIGipServerCORP-DC-www.mysouthwire.com-pool-443 www.southwire.com
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
services.southwire.com
Pardot Performance pardot www.southwire.com The cookie is set when the visitor is logged in as a Pardot user.
http://Cord.Southwire.com
http://LowVolt.Southwire.com
http://www.southwiretools.com
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
services.southwire.com
PHP Necessary PHPSESSID http://sparks.meproducts.net/ This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
https://marinepower.southwire.com/
https://www.garvinindustries.com/
Python Necessary csrftoken http://industrial.southwire.com/en/ This cookie is associated with Django web development platform for python. Used to help protect the website against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks
http://www.woods.com
Reddit Advertisement rdt https://www.garvinindustries.com/ The is a Reddit Pixel that is used to measure actions website visitors take on the website, after interacting with our ad on Reddit.
Southwire.com Other BIGipServerCORP-DC-southwire.com-pool-80 http://www.southwire.ca  
SquareSpace Necessary crumb http://www.NacmaOnline.com This cookie is set by websites that uses SquareSpace platform. The cookie is used to prevent cross-site request forgery (CSRF).
Performance ss_cvr http://www.NacmaOnline.com This cookie is set by websites that uses SquareSpace platform. The cookie is used to identify unique visitors and tracks a visitor's sessions on a site.
ss_cvt
Twitter Advertisement personalization_id https://meproducts.net/ This cookie is set by twitter.com. It is used integrate the sharing features of this social media. It also stores information about how the user uses the website for tracking and targeting.
YouTube Performance GPS http://mcpcsduo.southwire.com This cookie is set by YouTube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
http://www.12forlife.com
http://www.sag10.com
Advertising VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE http://mcpcsduo.southwire.com This cookie is set by YouTube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
Performance YSC http://mcpcsduo.southwire.com This cookie is set by YouTube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.
http://Coilpak.Southwire.com
http://www.12forlife.com
http://www.sag10.com


You can learn more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data (including how to control the information sent to Google) by visiting https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

  • Hotjar: We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize their experience on the Websites. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g., how much time they spend on which pages, etc.). Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (e.g., device's IP address, device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, country location). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. 

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of the Websites and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by going to https://www.hotjar.com/privacy/do-not-track/.

  • Advertising: Advertising cookies are used to deliver ads that are more relevant to you based on your interests. You can opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Digital Advertising Alliance (or if you are located in Canada, who are members of the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada) by using the DAA’s / DAAC’s WebChoices tool.