GDPR and cookies
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a set of EU regulations that represent the most significant initiative on data protection in 20 years. The purpose is to protect “natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data”, e.g. the website user.
What is a cookies?
Cookies are small encrypted text files that are stored on your computer or other device when visiting our website. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to our sites generally. Cookies also enable you to easily share information and help us to serve you.
What do cookies do?
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our websites and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
What are the types of cookies?
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies automatically gets deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
list of possible cookies
Social Network Cookies
This is persistent kind of cookie. We might integrate in our websites features from third party websites, in particular from certain social networks. Those features sometimes come with scripts or other elements that can read, and sometimes place, cookies from those social networks on your device. These cookies might allow the personalisation of advertising, to make advertising more relevant to your interests. We have no access to or control over those cookies or the data collected by those cookies, however we would like to inform you and obtain consent for those elements. For further information please see the list of possible social network cookies below.
The following Twitter features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place Twitter cookies:
The following Linkedin features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place linkedin cookies:
The following Facebook features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place Facebook cookies:
The following Google features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place Google cookies:
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you visit our site. When submitting contact form on our site, you may be asked to enter your : name, e-mail address and mobile number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To improve our website
- To improve customer service
How do I disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers:
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”.
- Click on the “privacy” tab.
- In "settings", Click on the "Advanced" button.
- Select appropriate setting.
For Mozilla firefox:
- Click the menu button and select “Options”.
- Click on the “privacy”.;
- Go to the "History" section.
- In the drop-down menu next to "Firefox will", choose "Use custom settings for history".
- Select the appropriate option for cookies.
- select “Settings” and then,
- select "Preferences" > then,
- select "Advanced" > "Cookies"
For Microsoft Edge:
- Click the three-dot More Actions button on the top right.
- Select "Settings".
- In "Advanced Settings", click "View Advanced Settings".
- Find the menu "Cookies" and select the appropriate option.
For Chrome and further:
- Select “Settings”.
- Near the bottom of the page, select “Show advanced settings”.
- In the "Privacy" section, select “Content settings”.
- Select “Block sites from setting any data”.
- Select “Done”.
What happens if I disable cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the site may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable 3rd party cookies you will not be prevented from making purchases on this site. If you disable all cookies you will be unable to complete a purchase on this site.
For further information about cookies and how to manage them visit www.allaboutcookies.org.