1. What is a cookie?
Our website uses functional cookies and similar technologies among other things, to distinguish your usage preferences from those of other users of our website, to display the website in your preferred language, to remember the logged-in person, etc. This helps us offer you a better user experience during your visits to our website, and also helps us to optimise our website.
Cookies and similar technologies do not allow us to systematically collect data that would enable the identification of users of our website. They only help us to improve the functioning of our website, understand what the interests of our users are, and to measure how effective the content of our website is. However, the following data, which qualify as personal data, can be collected, stored and used through cookies:
- Information about your computer (e.g. your IP address, the date and time of your visit to our website, the internet address of the website from which you opened the link to our website);
- Other information that you choose to send us (e.g. if you request us for information);
- Personal data that you provide us during the registration, payment and/or delivery of your order (your name, first name, address and e-mail address).
3. Types of cookies on our website
Cookies may be classified according to their origin, their function, and their lifespan.
- First-party cookies are technical cookies that ensure that our website functions properly. This improves the quality of our services.
- Third-party cookies are cookies that are placed by a domain name other than that of our website. If a user visits a website and a third party places a cookie via that website, this is a third-party cookie. For cookies placed by third parties, please refer to the policies that are contained on the respective websites of such parties. Please note that we cannot exercise any control over the content of these policies or over the content of the cookies of such third parties.
The first and third-party cookies can be further classified as, among other things:
- Essential or strictly necessary cookies (as indicated by their name) are necessary in order to enable the use of a website, to enable the offer of specific functions requested by you, and to ensure a secure identity check;
- Functional cookies are cookies that ensure that the website functions properly. They maintain information about your choices and preferences on our website (e.g. cookies for remembering the login or registration, your preferred language, products in your shopping cart). Functional cookies are logically first-party cookies.
- Non-functional cookies are cookies that can be placed for statistical, social, targeting and commercial purposes. They have nothing to do with the purely technical support of the website. Non-functional cookies may be first-party or third-party cookies.
- Among other things, cookies with statistical purposes allow one to check which pages of the website you visited, where your computer is located, etc. (Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Hotjar).
- Cookies with social purposes enable the user to directly share the content of the website visited via social media with others (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube).
- Cookies with targeting purposes allow the compilation of a profile based on your surfing behaviour, so that the advertisements displayed are tailored to your interests (Facebook).
- Cookies with commercial purposes remember how many and which advertisements were shown to a user (Google AdWords and Bing ads).
Cookies can also be classified according to their lifespan:
- Permanent cookies: These cookies remain on the user’s device for the duration determined in the cookie. They will be activated each time the user visits the website that has placed this cookie (e.g. cookies placed by social media such as Facebook, Google Analytics etc.). Most non-functional cookies are permanent cookies.
- Session cookies: These cookies allow us to simplify the actions of a user and to link the same to each other during a browser session. A browser session begins when a user opens the browser screen and ends when the user closes the browser screen. Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session. As soon as you close the browser, all the session cookies will be deleted. Most functional cookies are session cookies.
4. Accepting cookies
5. Deleting or disabling cookies
6. Still have questions?
If so, you can always contact us at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.