What are cookies?
The cookies we're talking about are less tasty and contain considerably less chocolate than the cookies that you might be thinking of, but they are just as worthy of your attention.
Cookies are files stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone while you are surfing the internet. These cookies can only be read by the website or application that stored them. As well as other useful functions, these small files ensure that you can use a website without the need to log in every time.
What are cookies used for?
If you grant our website permission to store cookies during each visit, this has the following benefits for you:
Which cookies do we use, and why?
Session cookies are cookies that are only stored for the duration of your visit and which are often essential for the operation of the website. Session cookies expire as soon as the session ends. Some functional cookies may also be session cookies. Session cookies may be used to provide shopping cart functionality, recently-viewed products, faceted searching and other features.
Permanent cookies are cookies stored by one of our applications for longer than the duration of the session. These cookies are often stored by third-party applications that we work with to improve services. For example, cookies stored by our test software allow us to guarantee a continuous and consistent experience when using our website.
Examples of permanent cookies:
Analytical cookies are cookies that provide us with information about how users interact with our website; we use them so we can offer you and others a better shopping experience in the future.
The following list summarises a few of the types of information we collect, although this list is not exhaustive:
Advertising cookies allow us to show targeted adverts that are relevant to you. These cookies store:
Can I opt out of using cookies?
You can set up your browser to block cookies from websites you visit if you wish. Be aware that the websites you visit may not work correctly without these cookies. Follow the instructions below to remove all cookies stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
If you wish to delete cookies stored by Google Chrome, click on the button with three lines or three dots, select History and then Clear Browsing Data to delete all cookies.
If you wish to delete cookies and your browsing history in Firefox, click on the button with three lines, choose Options, Privacy and Clear Recent History. This will delete all cookies.
If you wish to delete cookies and your browsing history in Safari, select the main Safari menu, then Preferences, Privacy and finally Remove All Website Data.
If you wish to delete cookies and your browsing history in Internet Explorer (Edge), click on the gear wheel icon at the top right. Select Internet Options, then Delete browsing history. Check that cookies are selected for removal.
If you would like information about the data about you, your account or your requests stored by us, or in the event of any problems related to your personal data, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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