About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to IndustrialBids's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

IndustrialBids uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

  • ib_reg_attemp - for saving user's attempt to register on the website and for determining that a registration attempt took place but the registration was not completed.
  • ib_spam_rep_[Unique_Auction_Identifier] - Used for saving a spam report for a certain auction from a certain user.
  • ib_lang - used for detecting the language of the website before user logs into the system.
  • ib_login - Used for saving user's authentication data like encoded user's email and password.
  • ib_cf_[User's_ip_address] - Used for determining customer feedback email send.
  • [User's_Unique_Identifier]_[ISO_3166-1-alpha-2_Country_Code] - Used for determining that the current user already searched for auctions in a certain country.
  • ib_timeout - Used for determining the remaining time until the next authentication attempt.

Google cookies

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