Any change of the current cookie statement will be announced on the Website and/or via email and the new statement shall enter into force thirty (30) days after the announcement. This statement was last modified on 02/25/2016.
2) What is a cookie?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. They help us to optimize your visit to the website, to remember technical choices (e.g. choice of language, a newsletter, etc.) and to show more relevant services and offers. If you want to consult our website we recommend that you have the cookies turned on. However, if you prefer not to do this, you are always free to not turn them on.
Cookies may include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago. Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals' browsing histories - a major privacy concern that prompted European and US law makers to take action in 2011.
This website uses different types of cookies.
Strictly necessary cookies:
As the name suggests these cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the website or to provide certain features you have requested.
These cookies enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences. For example, you can set your profile on the homepage.
These cookies will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its Max-Age set to 1 year, then, within that year, the initial value set in that cookie will be sent back to the server every time the user visits the server. This is used to record a vital piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website. For this reason they are also called tracking cookies. For example, once you have selected your preferred language, the website will record your preference in a persistent cookie set on your browser. When you then revisit the website it will use that persistent cookie to ensure that the content is delivered in your preferred language.
These cookies help to improve the performance of the website, providing a better user experience.
Third party cookies:
To support our communications we embed the content of social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and we make use of sharing possibilities on social networks. The channels we are using may present cookies from these websites and we do not control these. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.
3) List of the cookies this Website uses
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
|CART||The association with your shopping cart.|
|CATEGORY_INFO||Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.|
|COMPARE||The items that you have in the Compare Products list.|
|CURRENCY||Your preferred currency.|
|CUSTOMER||An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.|
|CUSTOMER_AUTH||An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.|
|CUSTOMER_INFO||An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.|
|CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS||Stores the Customer Segment ID|
|EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE||A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.|
|FRONTEND||You sesssion ID on the server.|
|GUEST-VIEW||Allows guests to edit their orders.|
|LAST_CATEGORY||The last category you visited.|
|LAST_PRODUCT||The most recent product you have viewed.|
|NEWMESSAGE||Indicates whether a new message has been received.|
|NO_CACHE||Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.|
|PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART||A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.|
|POLL||The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.|
|POLLN||Information on what polls you have voted on.|
|RECENTLYCOMPARED||The items that you have recently compared.|
|STF||Information on products you have emailed to friends.|
|STORE||The store view or language you have selected.|
|VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS||The products that you have recently viewed.|
|WISHLIST||An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.|
|WISHLIST_CNT||The number of items in your Wishlist.|
4) Opting-out of cookies
There are a number of options available to avoid the storage of cookies. Please visit the websites of the different browsers to learn how to block the storage of cookies. Besides avoiding storage, it is also possible to delete at any time the current installed cookies on your computer.
Microsoft Internet Explorer:
It’s worth bearing in mind that if you decide to delete all of your cookies, you will likely have to re-enter all of your usernames and passwords on all of the websites that you visit, which you previously didn’t even have to think about. As mentioned before, cookies can be a real asset to your web surfing experience.
Want to know more about Cookies, please visit the website allaboutcookies.org. This website provides more information about cookies, it also details how you might delete any cookies that you find and it shows you how to allow those trusted websites to store their cookies on your computer.