Privacy Policy

Cookie rules

Cookies are small text files that are stored in the browser of your device (e.g. computer, mobile phone, tablet) when you browse websites. Cookies are widely used to make websites work or work better and more efficiently.

Cookies and their benefits

For example, our cookies help us:

  • Ensuring that our website works the way you expect it to.
  • For your convenience, we save your login when you visit the website.
  • Save your settings during and between your visits.
  • Increase the speed and security of your website.
  • Personalise the website when you log in to find content that is useful to you.
  • To continuously improve our website to make it even easier for you to use.
  • Making our marketing more effective to offer you useful content.
  • More about the cookies we use

Without your consent, we only set cookies that are necessary for the operation of our website. We will not set any other cookies unless you enable them. For information on how to control your cookie settings, see “How to manage cookies” below.

You can see exactly which cookies we use, the name and categories of the cookie, the purpose, and the retention period in our cookie bar on our websites, which may open even if you have already closed it once by clicking on the “Cookie settings” button on our website.

Each cookie we use is categorised by type, country and purpose. For example, a cookie is categorised as a persistent, first-party, functional cookie. A detailed explanation of the categories (by type, country and purpose) can be found below.

Categorising a cookie by rust

We use two types of cookies, known as “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. This categorisation helps to identify and ensure the retention period of cookies.

– Session cookie

A session cookie is used each time you visit our website. We use this type of cookie to track your actions on our website and each session cookie lasts only for the duration of the browser session, after which the cookie is no longer used. Each browser session starts when you open the browser window and ends when you close the browser window. After your visit to our website, all session cookies are deleted.

– Persistent cookie

A persistent cookie allows us to remember your preferences or actions on a website (or on different websites). It lasts longer than a session cookie and lasts for the time specified in the cookie (depending on the cookie). This type of cookie will not be deleted when you close the browser window and will be stored on your device. It will be activated each time you visit the website where that particular persistent cookie is set.

Categorise a cookie by country

We use two categories of cookies, known as “first party” cookies and “third party” cookies. This categorisation helps to determine who else will have access to the information collected by the cookie.

– First party cookie

A first party cookie is created by us or by our authorised service providers on our behalf. These cookies help us to get a better feel for you and to leave a session, for example, the browser may remember basic information such as the items you place in your shopping baskets, your username and your preferred language. The first party cookie can only be read when you visit our domain.

– Third country cookie

The third party cookie is created by another company, not us. We sometimes use such cookies or other tracking mechanisms to include third-party products on our website in order to obtain necessary performance data, data needed for marketing purposes, to provide social sharing functionality, etc. t. In this case, these third parties also receive information from such cookies or other tracking mechanisms and may use such information for their own purposes, and they may also receive more information than we have requested for our purposes.

We have provided a description of the purposes for which we use such cookies and other tracking mechanisms in the cookie bar on our website. However, the activities and purposes for which these third parties may use the information obtained from these cookies or tracking mechanisms depend on their own privacy policies. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of each of our third parties. For example, we use Google Analytics and you can find out more about “how Google uses data when you use our partners’ websites or apps” by clicking on this link.

You can see which cookies are third-party cookies by reading the information in the “Service Providers” column of the cookie bar.

Categorising a cookie by purpose

To help you understand the purpose of each cookie, we have divided all cookies into the following categories:

– Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for the operation of our website and to enable you to visit and use our website. For example, to ensure that the page loads quickly and efficiently, to allow you to log in to our website as a registered user, to ensure that the products you have selected and the data you have entered do not disappear while you are browsing the pages of our website during a browsing session. Without strictly necessary cookies, certain functionality on our website may not work and our website may not function as smoothly as it should. These cookies do not collect any information for marketing purposes and do not track your activity on our website or other websites.

– Performance cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how you use our website and help us to improve our website. For example, performance cookies can show which pages you visit most often, how much time you spend on a page, what products you open to look at and help to record any glitches on a page. These cookies track your activity on our website, but they collect information without directly identifying you. Performance cookies do not collect any information for marketing purposes and do not track your activity on other websites.

– Functional cookies

Functional cookies support a particularly interactive function that creates value for you, but without them our website can function. Functional cookies allow our website to remember you and your preferences (such as your language or the region in which you are located) and to provide better and more personalised features. For example, to personalise a particular web page (text size, font and other parts of the pages that you can customise), to provide other functionality that you want (to watch a video or leave a comment), and to remember if you’ve been on our website before so that you are no longer shown messages that are targeted at first-time visitors. These cookies do not collect any information for marketing purposes and do not track your activity on our website or other websites.

– Targeting or advertising cookies

Targeting or advertising cookies are used to provide you with advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times you may see the same advertisement on a website, and to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign by tracking your clicks. Advertisements may not be displayed on our website and may be displayed on other pages even after you leave our website. These cookies collect information for marketing purposes and track your activity not only on our website but also on other websites.

How to manage cookies

You can change your cookie settings at any time by clicking the “Cookie settings” button on this page. You can later refine your settings by ticking existing boxes or unticking existing boxes by clicking on the “Accept ticked” or “Accept all” button. You may need to refresh the page for the settings to take effect. You can also control the use of performance cookies, functional cookies, targeting cookies or advertising cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Find out how to manage cookies in popular browsers:

For information on other browsers, please visit the browser developer’s website.
To opt out of Google Analytics tracking on all websites, please visit here