2. What is a cookie?A cookie is a small text file that is stored by the server of a website on the browser of your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. The server of a website can only read the cookies it has stored and cannot access any other information on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored in the folder of your browser on your computer or mobile device. The content of a cookie is usually the name of the server that stored the cookie, an expiry date and a unique numerical code. Cookies can also be used to deliver website content or publicity on a website which is more relevant to the visitor and is adjusted to their personal interests and needs. Cookies can also be stored by partners such as Google Analytics.
3. Types of cookiesWe have two main types of cookies.
First-party cookies: These are cookies placed by us. We use these cookies to keep a record of your preferences. Examples: language choice, shopping basket content, etc.
Third-party cookies: These are cookies placed by partners. These cookies are for example used by Google within the scope of Google Analytics.
These two groups include different types of cookies:
These cookies are necessary for proper performance of the website.
They do not store personal data, but instead store information regarding language preference, shopping basket content, etc.
These cookies are used for the collection of statistical information on visitors, which can be used to enhance the functionality of the website.
Tracking / Profiling cookies are used to build certain visitor profiles which allow us to show more relevant advertisements etc. These cookies are mostly categorised as third-party cookies and are strictly subject to privacy laws.
4. Which cookies do we use?
First-party cookies:These are the cookies placed by us.
Function: This cookie is automatically created by the website’s programming language when the website is used. This cookie gives the visitor a unique ID which is used in communication between the server and your browser. This cookie is essential for the performance of the website.
Expires: When the user’s browser is closed.
Expires: This cookie is permanent.
Third-party cookies:These are cookies placed by partners.
• _ga, _gid, _gat
Function: Cookies placed by Google Analytics. These cookies allow us to obtain statistical information about and perform analyses of the visitor’s behaviour. This way, we can keep improving and optimising our website.
Expires: 2 years (_ga), 24 hours (_gid), 1 min (_gat).
5. Managing / disabling cookies:You can block and/or delete cookies via the settings of your browser. If you choose to block cookies, certain parts of the website may no longer function correctly.
To find out more about how to manage cookies in your internet browser, please follow the links below: