Last Updated: November 2020
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND OTHER ONLINE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?
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:
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 used on the Site:
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.
REJECTING COOKIES AND YOUR OPTIONS.
You can prohibit Lincoln Electric from using non-essential Cookies by clicking here:
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.
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22801 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44117