Cookie Policy

If you are visiting this page, there is a very high chance that you are interested in learning more about the cookie policy that we use for Atlantic Aspiration as well as other websites that we may be operating, why we have chosen to dedicate a specific page to explaining it. If you have landed here, there are a couple of other pages that you may either already have visited, or that you may be interested in visiting once you are done reading what we have to share on this page.

Some of the other pages that we do encourage you to also visit because we know that a lot of our users find them very helpful include the terms & conditions page, the about us page, the FAQ page, the shipping, return and warranty page and the privacy policy page. Those are all pages that may just help you better understand who we are and the philosophy that we go by here at Atlantic Aspiration.

Let’s move on to actually talk about the specific topic of this dedicated article which is to talk more about cookies, what they are and how we use them.

What Are Cookies

Unless you have taken measures to prevent this, there is a very high probability that your computer already has a bunch of cookie files from the various other websites that you may have visited and in most cases, there is absolutely no reason to worry about that, assuming that the services you are using are of a friendly-nature. Cookies are common, tiny files that are used by most platforms you visit, and the vast majority of them are used in order to improve the experience you have with whatever the platform is that you are using. If you do not want to have that happen – we understand it, why we allow you to take measures to avoid having cookies stored on your computer from your use of Atlantic Aspiration. If you choose to do so, there may very well be certain features that you won’t have access to then, and other features may not be able to be provided at the high quality that we are able to provide them at with the use of cookies. We also want you to know that we are doing a lot to avoid storing unnecessary things, including cookies, unless there is a very valid reason to do so. Once again, we encourage you to visit our privacy policy page to better understand that we, too, feel very strongly about privacy and can understand if you do as well.

Scroll down if you want to get an understanding of how you are able to disable them, although you now know what that will mean, too. If you are looking for more extensive articles on what these files are, and how they can be used, we have been told that there is a very good Wikipedia article on the topic that you can probably find a lot faster than we are able to.

How We Use Cookies

There are a lot of reasons to use cookies and we are trying to give you a better understanding of why we choose to implement them. While we would love to give you the opportunity to disable just the cookies that you don’t want to have activated, that would be very difficult, and there is no industry standard for doing so that would make it easy for us. If you are unsure as to whether you want to leave them on or turn them off, we encourage you to keep them turned on, as that will ensure the best possible functionality for you, and we hope that you trust that we will only use them with good intentions.

Disabling Cookies

If you have still chosen that you do not want Atlantic Aspiration to be able to use cookies to improve your experience, the easiest way to figure out how you avoid that is by first figuring out which browser you are using, and if you aren’t sure how you do that, there are websites that make that very easy for you – all you have to do is go to WhatIsMyBrowser, and they will easily display this information for you. When you have found out the browser, you can go to Google and write in “How do I disable cookies in Chrome”, assuming Chrome is the browser of your choice. However, if you choose to universally disable cookies, and not just on Atlantic Aspiration, you will notice there are a lot of features that you won’t be able to use. You are also likely to start running into various websites that may in fact be telling you that the use of cookies is required in order to use their services. For instance, you won’t be able to use Facebook because cookies are used for you to log in.

Although you may choose to do so, we still encourage you to at least leave cookies turned on for this website. We admit that we may be biased, but at least we are honest.

Where we place cookies

There are range of different places where you may experience that we set cookies, and where those cookies will help improve the experience that you are having, and we retain the right to keep adding to this list, as well as keeping this list exhaustive. We do make sure to include the various terms and conditions across the various services that we offer, and we also invite you to repeatedly come back to this website so that you can make sure you are updated on the latest status of our cookie policy. Some of the places that we are mentioning below include some of the different services that we have in the pipeline, so that you can better understand the services we are hoping to offer.

These are the places where you can easily expect to find cookies. If you want to take your game to the next level to better understand, we encourage you to install a plugin like CookieTracker that can always keep you stay informed about the various cookies that are being saved on your computer.

  • Atlanticaspiration.com is obviously the most common place where you may be experiencing them, including all subfolders and subdomains.
  • In administrative dashboards that you may gain access through either from buying from our website, being an affiliate on the website, or otherwise being associated with Atlantic Aspiration and its various brands.
  • On partner sites where we may be integrating various scripts and plugins that more easily allow us to expand on the offers that we have, including showing the various products and reviews that we offer. We do offer other websites allowing to partner with us and earning money from referring us people that buy the products that we offer, and sometimes this will also include that these websites may be using our cookies in one way or another.
  • We may also be using cookies when we are sending out various emails, that keep track of certain things like open rates, replies and more.

Types of cookies included by Atlantic Aspiration

This section walks you through the different types and their individual purposes, so that you can better understand the functionality that they serve.

Necessary ones:

This type refers to ones that are used in order to do very basic functions on the various platforms, like logging in. This includes but is not limited to registering users and authenticating them so as to be able to allow us to offer account specific functions. This also includes being able to display carts and offering ecommerce functionalities, where these types of cookies are necessary.

Various functionality ones:

There are additional functionality focused ones that include being able to change the language, displaying which pages you previously viewed, and display other relevant content. For example, if you visited the page on plasma cutters and we know that users that engaged in a journey similar to yours may appreciate a certain type of content, we may choose to display the relevant content next time you come back to the platform.

Security cookies:

We take steps in order to address the potential for security risks, and this may involve storing cookies that help with that function.

Analytics:

When you are using the platform, we gather user behavior data, including the journey you have gone on, which pages you have visited, and which pages have been visited by the highest amount of people. This analytics information helps us continuously be able to offer a better service to our users and improve our various offerings and functionalities, which very much relies on user data, most of which is stored in non-personally identifiable format, usually depending on whether you are logged in or not. If you are at all interested in learning more, we encourage you to visit our privacy policy pages, where you can get a better understanding of which of the information that is considered personally-identifiable and which is not, and how we use that for analytics purposes.

Analytics data is some of the most important data when it comes to further developing Atlantic Aspiration and ensuring that we are staying relevant, providing the best possible journey for the users that choose to come and offer the services that we are building out. Without analytics, we would often just be guessing what it is that our users might be finding interesting. However, by allowing cookies on your computer, we can help better understand the journey that you are on.

For instance, if you start exploring some of our more informative articles, such as those articles that either describe how you should go about using the various types of tools, or how you should start searching for the right type of tool for your woodshop, we may start thinking that it could also be relevant for you to start seeing examples of these tools, and start giving you a better understanding of the journey that you could be going on if you should choose to buy those tools from our website.

While we know that you may come to our website, and you may start clicking around on a different couple of articles, there is also an overwhelming chance that you may not necessarily end up on some of the articles that we believe may be the most relevant for you, why we could choose to show you ads on the basis of the journey that you have taken on our website.

For that, it doesn’t matter if you came to our website initially looking for wide belt sanders, fuel transfer tanks, waste oil heaters or something else. While we offer a lot of tools for sale on the website, we also have a lot of relevant, informative articles that you might be interested in that you might not otherwise be able to find. When you start showing signs that you may be interested in finding out which type of welding equipment would be the right one if you own a traveling welding business, we may decide that it could be relevant to show you this list of some of the best engine driven welders that we are featuring on the website.

While we won’t be able to find out such personal information about you simply from the fact that you visit our site, we may set up a filter that says that if someone has visited a welding related article on our website, like for instance one that might have talked about some of the important factors that you should be looking out for when you are picking the right type of welding equipment, or perhaps an articles that compares the different types of welding processes that you can choose between.

Personally-identifiable information

While we encourage you to read our privacy policy page where we have additionally explored a lot of these topics in a lot greater depth, we would like to also give you a brief summary of some of the things that you can expect for us to gather from you visiting our website, and why we believe that enabling your cookies is important in order to ensure you get the best experience.

On Atlantic Aspiration, the two main types of information that we gather basically boil down to information that is either personally-identifiable and non-personally identifiable information, which consists of overall user data. If you have landed on Atlantic Aspiration without filling out any forms, or otherwise providing us with any type of information, we are usually only collecting information of a non-personally identifiable nature.

The type of personally-identifiable information that our users are handing over to us may consist of order information, contact information or other information that could be considered of a nature allowing the identification of a specific person. We can, however, not collect personally-identifiable information unless you give us a means to do so. Some personally-identifiable information may also be used in order to ensure that we are in fact able to process the order you placed through our platform, like if you chose to buy a portable sawmill, as we would need this type of information to either fulfill the order ourselves, or to work with the manufacturer of the product, allowing them to ship the relevant product to you.

You should know that you might also interact in a platform in a manner in which we or one of our partners may be able to contact personally-identifiable information, even if you do not specifically enter it into a form, or if you choose to provide it to us over the form, like in the instance where we provide a type of service that has been powered by a service provider, which uses social media for authentication. Those services will often allow the sharing of certain types of personally-identifiable information, which could be stored in our systems.

However, if you simply land on our page that talks about oxy acetylene torch settings, which is a popular article on Atlantic Aspiration, or you come to our page that talks about gasless MIG welding, without doing anything other than simply reading the information that we are providing, we will only collect non-personally identifiable information.

Non-personally identifiable information

As previously mentioned, Atlantic Aspiration also collects information of a non-personally identifiable nature, and as the name suggests, we would not be able to identify the person whom this information is being based upon, even if it will allow us to better target a lot of the content that we are providing.

While we will be able to collect certain information, like the journey that a specific user may have taken, we won’t necessarily know their identity unless you choose to share it with us. This type of information may, however, help give us some sort of understanding as to whether we are in fact moving in the right direction, or whether we should rather try and switch our development efforts in a different direction. It could help us see whether the ads that we are showing are in fact resulting in the actions that we are hoping that they would, like if a user chooses to go from reading an article on the various types of welding equipment to making a purchase from us.

Advertising

We may choose to display various types of advertising on the site, and in order to not just show you some random results, we or third parties may choose to use cookies that are made with the intention of better matching you with as relevant results as possible. Various advertising cookies may also help better understand and report on how effective the various ads are that we are displaying, and whether their intended purposes are being met. This will include tracking the behavior of visitors engaging in ads, how many times you may choose to press them, and how you act once you have clicked the ads. They may be used with the intention of grouping profiles together to get a better understanding of product fit for different products being offered, and they may either be set by us or third party software that we partner with. We trust the various partners that we may allow this type of functionality for.

Third party cookies:

We use various types of other software on this site, usually with the intention of enhancing core functionalities offered by us, and these cookies that will be placed by third party partners will help with various aspects of the site. This could for example include the possibility of offering chat bots, but could equally well be allowing you to log into our platforms using services such as Facebook and Twitter. Various different services may place different cookies, and as we mentioned before, you can download a plugin to better understand the various services that we have partnered with that save cookies. The services we mentioned are by no means an exhaustive list and could change daily, as we are often changing various plugins and services that we rely on. All of these services that we allow do have in common that they are services we trust, but we encourage you to read their individual privacy policies, too, on their respective websites.

One of the most popular third parties that will set cookies is Google Analytics, which is, we believe, the most popular analytics tool used by websites and platforms similar to ours. As is obvious from the name, this is a tool that is offered by Google, and helps us understand a lot of the user behavior on the site, including how people engage with it and how long they choose to visit different pages on the site. They may also be used to figure out who has bought which products, and how to better match you with content and products that may be of interest to you, on the basis of the understanding that we gather from our users.

More Information

This page has been made with the intention of encouraging transparency in our business processes, and to help you better understand why we believe there is a need for us to use cookies in the various offerings that we have. As part of our journey on encouraging your trust in us, we have also created a bunch of other resources that help you better understand our various stances here at Atlantic Aspiration. If you want to understand how we write the various guides that are published on this site, you should head on over to our editorial policy page, where all of that is explained. Otherwise, we hope you found this page useful.