Cookie Policy

About Cookies

Cookies are small packets of information stored by a web browser on your computer.

There are two main types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.

Session cookies are removed from your computer when you close your browser and are mainly used, for example, to store information about the items in your shopping basket.

Conversely, persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until they are deleted or when they reach their expiry date. This type of cookie is often used to anonymously track your activity on a website so the website owner can analyse the data to see if there are ways they can improve their website.

There are many reasons why a website may use cookies, however, the important thing to know about them is they are harmless.

Like every other website on the Internet, we also use cookies. We mainly use them to help us understand how our website is performing.

As there are only a few cookies used on this website, we have listed them all here.

First Party Cookies

The following session and preference cookies are created by the Bigcommerce platform which provides the E-commerce capabilities for this site.

STORE_VISITOR - 24 hours
XSRF-TOKEN - Session duration
athena_short_visit_id - 1 day
Shopper-Pref - 1 week
bc_consent - 2 years
formax_anonymousid - 2 years
lastVisitedCategory - Session duration
tracking-preferences - 2 years

Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics

Cookie names: _ga , _ga_0HD84324FL

Protek Wood Stain uses Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP address (anonymously) on its servers in the United States, and neither Protek Wood Stain or Google associates your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

Duration: 24 months

Description: The gtag.js JavaScript library is part of Google Analytics and uses a single first-party cookie containing an anonymous identifier used to distinguish users. By default, this library sets cookies on the top level domain, excluding the leading dot, and sets the cookie path to the root level.

More information about Google’s cookie policy can be read at

Refusing Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, however, blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of our website.

Managing cookies for each browser differs, so we have provided links to more detailed information for some the more popular browsers:

Internet Explorer




Opera for Macintosh