A cookie is a small text file or a piece of information that may be stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Almost every website uses cookie technology. Cookies serve a number of purposes such as letting you navigate between webpages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Website before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. This functionality makes cookies extremely useful to improve your user experience when you return to a website you have already visited.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’. These cookies exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘persistent cookies’. These cookies survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date. They can be used by websites to recognise your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
We may also use other tracking technologies, such as pixel tags and web beacons, to better tailor Our Sites in order to provide a better service. These technologies usually work in conjunction with cookies. To disable cookies used on Our Sites, and therefore any other tracking technologies that work in conjunction with these cookies, please follow the instructions below.
There are two broad categories of cookies.
Cookies that are essential for the operation of Our Sites, also known as Strictly Necessary Cookies, enable features without which you would not be able to use Our Sites as intended. Your consent is not required for the use of Strictly Necessary Cookies, which is why Strictly Necessary Cookies cannot be disabled using the features of or the links on Our Sites. However, you have the option to completely disable cookies in your browser at any time. The other category of cookies is cookies, which, in strictly legal terms, are not essential to use Our Sites. Nevertheless, these cookies do still fulfil important functions. You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings or by using the links provided in the list below. However, if you do so, various functions of Our Sites may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.
The specific types of cookies served through Our Sites are described below:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary to provide you with services available through Our Sites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets and secure customer account pages, would not be possible.
You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings or by downloading a browser add-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. If you do so, various functions of Our Sites may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.
You can control cookies served through Our Sites using any of the following means:
Please also note that if you choose to reject or remove cookies, doing so may prevent certain features or services of Our Sites from working properly and therefore affect your experience while on Our Sites. Since your cookie opt-out preferences are also stored in a cookie in your website browser, please also note that if you delete all cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choices.
This Policy was last updated on 24. February 2016. A notice will be posted on our Website home page for 30 days whenever this Policy is changed in a material way. By continuing to use Our Sites you confirm your continuing acceptance of this Policy.