What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer when visiting a website. this text file stores information that can be read by the website when visiting it again at a later date. some of these cookies are necessary because otherwise the site is unable to function properly. other cookies are convenient for the visitor: they remember your username in a secure way as well as your language preferences, for example. cookies mean that you do not need to fill out the same information each time you visit a website.
What cookies does we use and for what purpose?
Our website uses various different types of cookies, each of which has a different function.
These cookies enable the website to function correctly and allow you to view it in your language and for your market from the first time you access it. they will recognize your country so that on any subsequent visits, you are directed straight to the relevant country website. they also allow you to create an account, log in and manage your orders. if you are a registered user, these cookies mean you will be recognized as such when you access the services offered to our registered users. these cookies will recognize if you make a purchase from the website through an affiliated or partner site so that we can fulfil any obligations we may have to those partner sites. these cookies are necessary for the website to function.
These cookies are not essential for the website to function, but they improve the website and the browsing experience.
These cookies are used for example by google analytics in order to carry out statistical analyses of how users use our website through their computers or via our mobile applications, such as how many pages a user has visited or the number of mouse clicks made on a page while using the website. in such events, we processes the results of these analyses in an anonymous way and for statistics purposes only, provided that the service supplier uses the cookies in connection with the browser installed on your computer or other device used to browse our website.
How can I disable cookies through browser configuration?
You can modify your browser to turn off cookies. this is very easy to do. please note: if you disable cookies, your user name and password will no longer be stored on any website. most web browsers (internet explorer, firefox, etc.) are configured to automatically accept cookies. however, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings, including the disabling of cookies at any time. we wish to make you aware, however, that disabling technical/browsing cookies or functional cookies may prevent our website from functioning correctly and/or may not allow you to fully and effectively take advantage of the services we offer. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and disable third-party or marketing/retargeting cookies, visit www.youronlinechoices.com. in order to disable analytical cookies and to opt out of being tracked by google analytics across all websites, you can download the google analytics opt out browser add-on: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.