When you visit our web site, you have the option of adjusting your cookie settings. For example, you can deactivate tracking cookies. However, it is not possible to deactivate our functional and analytical cookies, as they would impair the functioning of the website to such an extent that you would then no longer be able to use it.
Functional cookies are necessary for the use of the web site functions. For example, there are cookies that ensure you remain logged in when you create an account and that remember the contents of your shopping basket so you can see what you were considering buying the next time you visit the web site. These cookies are placed when you visit our web site without your consent. You can only delete functional cookies and/or their future installation via your browser settings. Please note, however, that disabling cookies will result in you no longer being able to use our web site.
Analytical cookies record how our visitors use the web site. We use this information to find errors on our web site. These cookies are placed regardless of your consent as we do not transmit any personal information that could identify you and therefore do not require explicit consent. We have also agreed with Google not to share this information. The following information is tracked:
- number of visitors
- duration of time spent on the web site
- age group, location and gender of the visitor (if the person is logged in with a Gmail account)
- the device the visitor is using
- the order in which the visitor clicks on the different web sites
- the channel from which the user arrived at our web site
You can only remove analytical cookies and/or ensure that no cookies are stored in the future by adjusting your browser settings.
General Objection to Cookies
If you want to know which cookies are stored and decide for yourself which ones you want to remove, you can consult the web site www.youronlinechoices.com, where you can easily disable certain ‘interest-based advertising cookies’. You will still see advertisements, but they will no longer be tailored to your search behaviour and preferences.
How do I refuse, block or delete cookies?
For more information on cookie management and blocking or deleting cookies for a wide variety of browsers, visit All About Cookies.
Some cookies are dropped by third parties who operate the browser or application through which you access the Site. We do not have control of this and you will need to manage those cookie settings through the relevant third party application.
What about Google Chrome cookies?
Separately to our use of Google Analytics cookies, when you access the Site via Google applications such as Google Chrome, Google may collect user information for the purpose of Google serving personalised advertising across your devices. Google is able place these advertising cookies on the devices used by visitors to the Site because we use Google services to run the Site. However these cookies are dropped for Google’s own purposes and as such we do not have any control over how or when they are dropped. You will need to opt out of receiving these cookies via your Google settings. For further information about these cookies please see Google’s Policy.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Websites may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations. If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time). Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
Cookies we use
Below you can fin a list of the cookies used on our website. Please keep in mind that we may make changes to our website and may use different cookies from time to time.
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.
This cookie is used by Google Analytics to understand user interaction with the website.
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.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.
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 appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users.
This cookie is set by Hotjar. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random 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.
This is set by Hotjar 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.