What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device to save certain information or image files, such as pixels. The next time you visit our website on the same device, the information saved in the cookies will subsequently be transmitted either to our website (“First Party Cookie”) or to another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).
Through the information saved and returned, the respective website recognizes that you have already accessed and visited it with the browser you use on that device. We use this information to be able to design and display the website in an optimum way in line with your preferences.
In that respect, only the cookie itself is identified on your device. Beyond this extent, your personal data will only be saved upon your express consent or if it is strictly necessary to be able to use the service offered to and accessed by you accordingly.
What type of cookies do we use?
Cookies can be in the form of session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date. We use the following cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies guarantee functions without which you cannot use this web page and service as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by this website and are therefore first party cookies. This means that all information stored in the cookies will be returned to this website.
These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
• Functionality cookies
These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you such as greeting you by name and remembering your preferences. It also allows for live chat support during your browsing experience.
• Targeting cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. These cookies allow you to share and send information to other websites.
You can find more information about the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie Name||Publisher||Purpose||More Information|
|_ga||Google Analytics||Analytical/ Performance||Google Analytics|
|_gat||Google Analytics||Analytical/ Performance||Google Analytics|
|_gid||Google Analytics||Analytical/ Performance||Google Analytics|
|__stripe_mid||Stripe||Strictly necessary/ Functionality||Stripe|
|__stripe_sid||Stripe||Strictly necessary/ Functionality||Stripe|
What kind of information do we collect by using cookies?
When you visit our website, we may automatically collect the following types of information from you: Your internet protocol (IP) address, your login information, time zone setting, operating system and platform, information about your visits including the URL you came from, your country, the search terms you used in our website, products you viewed or searched, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs) and the methods used to browse away from the page.
Consent of the cookies
You can, of course, customize your cookie settings at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.
You can find out how to deactivate or delete cookies in general (i.e. including the essential cookies) in your browser. You can set your web browser in such a way that cookies are generally prevented from being saved to your device and/or that you are asked each time whether you are in agreement with cookies being enabled. You can also at any time delete cookies that have been enabled again. You can find out how all this works in detail from your browser’s help function or through sites as: www.allaboutcookies.org.
Please note that generally deactivating cookies may lead to functional restrictions of our website.
How do you block cookies?
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this. For further information please refer to: https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/
We may update this policy from time to time. Changes in technology, legislation and authorities’ guidance may require us to inform you of the activities we undertake where it affects your privacy rights. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.
Last update July 2018