Last Updated on May 14, 2020
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files they are stored by your browser onto your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (eg by remembering your user preferences).
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
The two types of cookies we use are known as “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. These may be cookies which we use and/or a third party uses.
Session cookie: A session cookie is used each time you visit our Website to give you a session ID. We use this type of cookie to link your actions on our Website and each session cookie will only last for a browser session, at the end of which it will expire. Each browser session will start when you open your browser window and finish when you close your browser window. After your visit to our Website all session cookies are deleted. Each time you visit our Website you will have a different session ID.
Persistent cookie: A persistent cookie allows your preferences or actions across a site (or across different sites) to be remembered. It has a longer lifetime than a session cookie and lasts for the period of time specified in the cookie (this will vary from cookie to cookie). This type of cookie will not be deleted when you close your browser window and will be stored on your device. It will be activated every time you visit a website which created that particular persistent cookie.
WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES?
Our Website uses various types of first party cookies (organised and managed by us), and third party cookies (organised and managed by third parties based on their own individual privacy policies and not under our control) and similar technologies, each of which has a specific function.
From the first access these cookies allow our Website to function correctly and allow you to view content on your device. If you are a registered user, they will allow you to be recognised and to access the services offered from the dedicated areas. Navigation cookies are technical cookies and are needed for the functioning of this Website.
These cookies allow, based on your express request, for you to be recognised when you subsequently access our Website, so that you do not have to enter your information each time (for example: “Remember me”).
If you have added items into your Shopping Cart and closed the session without completing the purchase and without eliminating those items, these cookies allow you to continue the shopping experience the next time you access the website (within a limited period,) finding the same articles that were selected.
Functional cookies are not essential to the functioning of this Website, but rather improve navigation quality and experience.
These cookies are intended to help us understand how visitors use our Website. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us how our search suggestions correlate with your interactions with the search page.
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our Website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies. The information generated relating to our Website is used to create reports about the use of our Website. Further information concerning Google data privacy can be found at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/
You may prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we should point out that in that case you might not be able to use the full functionality of our Website. You may permanently refuse Google to collect data generated by cookies regarding the use of the website (including your IP address) and to process them by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Google AdWords conversion tracking (Google Inc.)
Our Website utilises the online advertising program Google AdWords and the conversion tracking within the framework of Google AdWords. The conversion-tracking cookie is set on the user’s browser, if he clicks on an ad delivered by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days .They are not used to acquire personal identification data. If the user visits a certain page of this Website and if the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to tell that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords client gets a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked via the website of AdWords clients. The information collected by the conversion cookies are used to provide aggregate conversion statistics to AdWord clients who have opted-in for conversion tracking. Clients are informed about the total number of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not get any information enabling them to identify users personally.
If you do not want to participate in the tracking program, you can refuse the use of this program by easily deactivating the google conversion-tracking cookie via your internet browser through the user settings. In this case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. Further information concerning Google data privacy can be found at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
In some cases, we may use third parties to manage our cookies but we do not allow any third party to use these cookies other than for the types of purpose listed in this policy.
These cookies are aimed at creating user-related profiles to send commercial messages that meet the preferences shown during the visit, or to improve your navigation experience: while you navigate on our Website, these cookies are useful for showing you products of interest to you or which are similar to those you have viewed. Third party cookies are those that have been sent by our trusted third party companies.
These cookies allow you to be provided with our commercial offering on other affiliated websites (retargeting). With third party cookies we do not have control of the information provided by the cookie and we do not have access to this data. This information is entirely controlled by third party cookies as described in the respective policy.
Instagram widget (Instagram, Inc.)
Instagram is an image visualisation service provided by Instagram, Inc. that allows our Website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages. Further information concerning Instagram data privacy can be found at https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
Google reCAPTCHA (Google Inc.)
Further information concerning Instagram data privacy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/policies/privacy/
SOCIAL NETWORK COOKIES
These cookies are necessary to allow your social account to interact with our Website. The interaction and information obtained through our Website are always subject to your privacy settings for each social network. This type of service may still collect data for the pages where the service is installed, even when you do not use it.
For more information on the policies regarding the use of social network cookies, it is possible to consult the respective privacy and cookies policies:
You can control which cookies you get and which you keep on your device. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse our cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit our Website.
Many web browsers can be set up to ask for your prior consent before an individual cookie is set on your device. This will give you control over your cookies but naturally may interfere with your browsing experience ie if you have to accept each cookie on our Website (and on other websites you visit).
Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may be unable to access certain areas or features of our Website and it will mean that settings such as your stored username and password may have to be reset. If you adjust your cookie settings this will also affect the other websites you visit.
All of the major browsers offer tips and guidance for managing the cookies available on your browser including:
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
There are also lots of different third party browser plug ins and extensions available which you can download to make it easier to see and control your cookies. We have included a list of exames of these for the main browsers below: Ghostery
For setting third party cookies, you may use: http://www.youronlinechoices.com
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