What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They save certain information about your use of the site. Cookies are useful because websites can use them to recognize users’ devices. Then, during each subsequent visit, the users are sent back to the original website or to another website that they recognise. For more information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Types of information we collect and reasons for collecting it
Cookies help us to better understand your use of our site, so that we can offer our customers an optimal experience. Here are some examples of the types of information we collect using cookies:
- The number of users that visit our site, the frequency with which the site is viewed, the pages viewed, the site clicks and the total duration of the site visit;
- The name of the website visited prior to our site;
- Whether you are visiting our site for the first time or not;
- The type of browser used and your IP address, so we can recognize you on your next visit.
We do not collect your name or email address using cookies.
- Tailor your visit to your needs: We can use information about your visit to improve your next visit to our site.
- Analyse customer trends: We collect information about visits to our site and analyse this information as a whole in aggregate form. This type of research is aimed at identifying trends among visitors to our site and not at analysing the data of a specific visitor.
Types of cookies we use
Some third parties and affiliated companies may place cookies on your computer and read them. These cookies may be used to offer parts or services from third parties on or through the site. The parties who set up these third-party cookies can recognize your device when you use it to visit our site and also when certain other websites are visited.
The types of third-party cookies we use on the site are:
- • Analytics cookies: These cookies allow us or our external analytics providers to collect statistics (aggregated and anonymous) about the way you and other visitors use the site. With this information we can improve the available functions.
To decline these various types of cookies, follow the instructions below in the ‘Cookie management’ section.
Duration of cookie storage on your device
Our third-party cookies and analytics cookies are persistent cookies. These allow us to understand the surfing behaviour of visitors over a longer period of time. They can remain on your computer for 24 hours, a week, or even a few years, depending on their functions. This means that these cookies survive after your browser is closed and can be used by our site to recognise your computer when you open your browser again later on.
You can decide whether to accept or decline cookies. To decline cookies, follow the instructions below:
You can manage your preferences regarding the acceptance of all types of cookies via your web browser settings. Since the way you activate or disable cookies varies by web browser, you should refer to your web browser’s Help menu for more information about cookie preferences. You can also configure your browser at any time to notify you when a cookie is placed on your device. This allows you to decide whether or not to accept it. Cookies do not ever read the data from your hard drive, and you can delete it from your computer whenever you wish. Currently, it is technically impossible to synchronize the settings between your browser and your devices (your computer or your smartphone). You must specify these settings separately in all browsers and on all the devices you are currently using, including each time you use a new browser or device. Please note that if you disable or deactivate cookies, all cookies will be affected.
To disable the analytics cookies managed by our external analytics partners, use the browser-disabling mechanisms described above or use the analysis opt-out mechanisms employed by our analytics providers: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on