WHAT ARE ‘COOKIES’?
A “cookie” is a piece of information, like a tag, that is stored on the computer, tablet or phone when visiting a website. It can help identify the device – like the PC or mobile phone – whenever the Consumer visits that website. Cookies are and/or have been used by most major websites, including ours. To make the best use of our website, on whichever device the Consumer uses, he can make sure his web browser is set to accept cookies. We use analytical and functional cookies. Additionally, we use tracking cookies, only if we have obtained consent to the use of such cookies.
WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR?
– give a better online experience;
– allow to set personal preferences;
– protect security;
– measure and improve our service, and;
– work with partners and measure marketing.
WHAT INFORMATION IS KEPT BY THE COOKIE?
A cookie will typically hold:
– the name of the website that it has come from;
– how long the cookie will stay on the device, and;
– a value – usually a randomly generated unique number.
THE COOKIES WE SET
We use the following categories of cookies on our website:
Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services the Consumer has asked for such as remembering login details cannot be provided.
Category 2: Performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on how people use our website. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how customers arrive at our website, browse or use our website and to highlight areas where we can improve, such as navigation, shopping experience and marketing campaigns. The data stored by these cookies never records personal details from which individual identity can be established.
Category 3: Functionality cookies
These cookies remember choices the Consumer makes such as the country the Consumer visits our website from, language preferences, and search parameters such as size, colour or product line. These can then be used to provide with an experience more appropriate to his selections and to make visits more personalised and pleasant. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track the browsing activity on other websites.
Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to the Consumer and his interests. They are also used to limit the number of times he sees an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks. They remember the websites the Consumer visits and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers. For example, we use third party companies to provide the Consumer with more personalised adverts when visiting other websites.
Category 5: Social media cookies
These cookies allow the Consumer to share what he has been doing on the website on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not within our control. Please refer to the respective privacy policies of the relevant social media networks to find out how these cookies work.
HOW LONG DO COOKIES STAY ON THE COMPUTER?
Session cookies only last until the Consumer closes the browser. They are not stored on the hard drive. They are usually used to track the pages that the Consumer visits so that information can be customised for him for that visit. Persistent cookies are stored on the hard drive until either the Consumer deletes them or they reach their expiry date. These cookies may, for example, be used to remember preferences when the Consumer uses the site.
WHAT CAN THE CONSUMER DO TO MANAGE COOKIES STORED ON THE COMPUTER OR PHONE
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CONSUMER DOESN’T ACCEPT COOKIES?
If the Consumer declines cookies, some aspects of the site may not work on the device and the Consumer may not be able to access areas he wants on the website. For this reason we recommend to accept cookies.