What is a cookie?
Our advertisers and third-party service providers may also use local shared objects, sometimes known as Flash cookies, to gather and store data. Flash cookies differ from browser cookies in terms of the quantity and type of data stored and the way in which the data is stored. You cannot use the cookie management tools available on your browser to delete Flash cookies. Please refer to the final section of these Cookie procedures to find out how to disable Flash cookies. If you disable Flash cookies, you will no longer be able to access a number of features that enhance your client experience and some of our services will not function correctly.
What are the different types of cookies that can be used?
The cookies that can be used on this website can be divided into the four categories described below. These descriptions may help you to decide how you want to interact with our websites and other online services.
1. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies play an essential role in allowing you to navigate this website and use some of its functions. Without these strictly necessary cookies, you would be unable to access the online services you require, for example shopping baskets or generating an invoice when confirming your purchase.
You do not need to agree to the strictly necessary cookies because we cannot provide the required services without them.
2. Performance cookies
We (or the service providers operating on our behalf) may install performance cookies on your computer. The information we gather using these performance cookies is only used by us or for our benefit.
Our performance cookies gather anonymous data relating to how you use the website and its functions. For example, our performance cookies collect data on the pages you visit most on the website, whether you open or read the messages we send you, which advertisements you interact with on other websites that feature our advertisements and whether you receive error messages. The information we receive can be used to personalise your online experience by displaying specific content. Our performance cookies can also be used to limit the number of times you see the same advertisement. Our performance cookies do not gather any data that may be used to identify you personally.
3. Functionality cookies
We (or the service providers operating on our behalf) may install our functionality cookies on your computer. We do not share the data collected using our functionality cookies with our advertisers or other third parties.
Our functionality cookies enable us to remember the choices you make (for example, your preferred language, your country and other online settings). They also enable us to personalise or improve the functions that you select. Our functionality cookies allow us to offer you online services or to avoid offering you certain online services that you have already stated you do not wish to receive.
In some cases, we may allow an advertiser or other third party to supply you with content and other online experiences provided by third-party sites. In this situation, the third party may install its functionality cookies on your computer and make use of them in the same way that we do in order to provide you with personalised or improved functions with regard to the third-party content or user experience.
By choosing personalised options, personalised settings or improved functions, you allow us (as well as authorised third parties) to use functionality cookies to provide these personalised experiences.
If you delete these functionality cookies, all of the preferences or settings you have selected will not be saved for later visits.
4. Targeted advertising cookies
Our targeted advertising
Our targeted advertising cookies are installed on your computer by us (or by the service providers operating on our behalf).
We can use these cookies on our websites and in conjunction with any of our content or advertisements that appear on third-party websites or online services in order to create a record showing that you have viewed or interacted with our content or our advertisements and in order to show you advertisements for products that we think will interest you. Our targeted advertising cookies collect anonymous data.
The organisation that installs the cookie (whether it is us or a third party) is responsible for gaining consent. Whenever you see this icon on a third-party advertisement or on one of our advertisements, you can click on it for more information on targeted advertising, for example information on performance or how to make good use of your control options using your browser settings. To find out more, visit www.youronlinechoices.eu.
We can also embed cookies or other tracking technologies within the messages we send you (for example, to find out whether the messages have been read or opened or to find out whether you interacted with any of the content or clicked on any of the links). We can then tailor future messages to better suit your interests.
You can opt to no longer receive targeted messages from us by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the message. Alternatively, if you have an account, simply connect to your account and select the option to not receive marketing messages. If you prefer not to receive targeted advertising based on your online behaviour, whether on this site or other websites, please follow the instructions above (for targeted advertising).
Disabling/enabling cookies using your browser
If you use various computers in different locations, you must ensure that each of the browsers is configured to suit your preferences.
You can delete all of the cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder on your browser. The procedure for managing your settings is different for each browser. Click on one of the links to the browsers below for instructions.
If you do not use any of the browsers listed above, choose the "Help" function, followed by "Cookies" to find out where your cookie folder is stored.
Deleting Flash cookies
Click on the link below to change your Flash cookie settings.