What is a cookie and what is it used for?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is used to store information on your computer's browser or program data subfolders when you visit a website like this. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.
What cookies does this site use and for what purpose?
Our website uses various different types of cookies and similar technologies, each of which has a different function as set out in the table below:
|TYPE OF COOKIE||FUNCTION|
|Technical or browsing cookies||These cookies enable the website to function correctly and allow you to view it in your language and for your market from the first time you access it. They will recognise your country so that on any subsequent visits, you are directed straight to the relevant country website. They also allow you to create an account, log in and manage your orders. If you are a registered user, these cookies mean you will be recognised as such when you access the services offered to our registered users. These cookies will recognise if you make a purchase from the website through an affiliated or partner site so that we can fulfil any obligations we may have to those partner sites. These cookies are necessary for the website to function.|
|Functional cookies||These cookies enable the website to recognise you, following an explicit request from you (for example, if you click on "remember me"), every time you access the website, so that you don't have to type in your login details each time.
If you have added items to your Shopping Bag and closed the session without completing your purchase, but have not removed the items from your Shopping Bag, these cookies enable you to carry on shopping with the same Shopping Bag the next time you visit the website within a reasonable period of time.
These cookies are not essential for the website to function, but they improve the website and the browsing experience.
|Analytical cookies||These cookies are used for example by Google Analytics in order to carry out statistical analyses of how users use our website through their computers or via our mobile applications, such as how many pages a user has visited or the number of mouse clicks made on a page while using the website. In such events, our website processes the results of these analyses in an anonymous way and for statistics purposes only, provided that the service supplier uses the cookies in connection with the browser installed on your computer or other device used to browse our website.|
|Third-party cookie of marketing/retargeting||These are cookies used by third-party companies that we trust to show you ad banners on other websites affiliated to us featuring the latest products you have viewed when browsing. While you are browsing our website these cookies are also used to show you banners featuring products that maybe of interest you or similar to products you have previously viewed based on your browsing history. The usage of these cookies does not usually imply the processing of personal data but it may create a connection with your computer or other device by tracking the information stored in it: these cookies are then connected to the browser installed on your computer or other device used during the navigation on our website.|
How can I disable cookies?
Most web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) are configured to automatically accept cookies. However, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings, including the disabling of cookies at any time. We wish to make you aware, however, that disabling technical/browsing cookies or functional cookies may prevent our website from functioning correctly and/or may not allow you to fully and effectively take advantage of the services we offer.
To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and disable third-party or marketing/retargeting cookies, visit www.youronlinechoices.com.
In order to disable analytical cookies and to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can download the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-on: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.