What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are stored on your device when you visit a website. The next time you visit, the website can recognise the file. The files are thus typically used to compile statistics or for convenience and other related purposes. As such, cookies help us to provide you with our services on our website and are partly necessary for website functionality purposes. The personal information stored in our cookies is encrypted. We collect and process data for the following purposes:
- Optimisation of the website and your user experience,
- Creation of statistics on the use of the website by you and other users,
- Advertising purposes, including profiling and behavioural advertising initiatives, so that we can make our product information and offers as relevant as possible to you,
- Compliance with applicable legal requirements, including documentation requirements in particular the UK`s Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”), the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (“PECR”),
- Compliance with basic principles concerning the processing of Personal information and legal basis for the processing (e.g., obtaining consent),
- Implementation and maintenance of technical and organisational security measures,
- Investigation of suspected or known security breaches and notification to data subjects and authorities, and
- Statistics on the use of the website.
How long are cookies stored?
Cookies are stored on your device for different lengths of time depending on their type. From a technical point of view, a distinction is made between two types of cookies:
Session cookies: session cookies are used, for example, to temporarily store the items in your shopping cart while you navigate the website. Session cookies are not stored on your device and disappear when you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies are stored as text files on your device. Persistent cookies allow our server to recognise your device the next time you visit our website.
However, there are also different categories of cookies:
The classification as technically necessary or technically non-necessary also determines the cookies we use:
a) Technically necessary cookies
Technically necessary cookies are required for our website to function properly; they enable you to navigate our website efficiently and use its functional features. An example of this is, the reminder of recently performed actions (e.g., entered text) when you return to a page within the same session.
b) Technically non-essential cookies
Technically non-essential cookies are not necessary for the proper functioning of our website, but they enable us to improve the content of our website, compile statistics for internal market analysis purposes, provide you with a more personalised online experience or provide additional features. In particular we use analytical cookies.
c) Analytical cookies
Analytical cookies are used by third parties. These cookies allow third parties to recognise that you have visited our website. We and our third-party providers may also combine information obtained from these cookies with Personal information available from other sources, including data collected about you when you use other websites and data collected about you when you are offline, whether on our website or data maintained by the third-party provider.
The Cookies we use
|This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
|The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.
We use Google Analytics, web analytics services provided by Google Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your device, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us.
The legal basis for the processing of the data with the help of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR for the analysis and better design of our website.
How can I prevent and delete cookies?
When you visit our website, one or more cookies are automatically stored on your device. If you do not want this to happen, it is best to use the following links (depending on the browser you use) to set your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your device in the future. (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Flash cookies, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari)
If your browser is not listed above, it’s best to check your browser’s help menu or search the Internet for “cookies” in conjunction with your browser’s name.
Why do we provide information about cookies?
The legal basis for the collection of your Personal information through cookies, including for profiling and analytical purposes, is your consent. The use of necessary cookies however is our legitimate interest and as such no consent would be required.
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are necessary for the operation of a website. For all other types of cookies (including Analytical Cookies), we need your permission.
Does this policy change?
Who should I contact for more information?