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This website uses our own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.
In what we call “web 2.0”, “cookies” play an important role in facilitating access to and delivery of the many services users enjoy on the Internet, such as:
Personalising certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, keeping options for various products (measurements, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and remembering these options) – thus generating “shopping cart” flexibility
Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users.
They allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be embedded on a particular site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience;
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
An “Internet cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie” ) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on a user’s computer, mobile device or other equipment from which the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (contains no software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on the user’s hard drive). A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Furthermore, the lifetime of a cookie is determined; technically, only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that webserver. Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify web users.
THERE ARE 2 BROAD CATEGORIES OF COOKIES:
Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder for the browser to remember until the user exits the website or closes the browser window (e.g. when logging in/out of a webmail account or social media).
Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default lifetime of the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously to remember a user’s interests so that the most relevant advertising can be delivered to users.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COOKIES?
A cookie contains information that links a web-browser (the user) to a specific web-server (the website). If a browser accesses that web-server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide convenient services to users: e.g. online privacy preferences, site language choices, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
WHAT IS THE LIFETIME OF A COOKIE?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website (‘permanent cookies’). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings.
WHAT ARE THIRD PARTY COOKIES?
Certain sections of content on some websites may be provided through third parties/suppliers (e.g. a news box, a video or an advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner.