General Description of Categories of Cookies We Use
We use the following categories of cookies on our website:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for such as remembering your login details or shopping basket items cannot be provided.
Category 2: Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information on how people use our website. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how customers arrive at our site, browse or use our site and highlight areas where we can improve areas such as navigation, shopping experience and marketing campaigns. The data stored by these cookies never shows personal details from which your individual identity can be established.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember choices you make such as the country you visit our website from, language and search parameters such as size, colour or product line. These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make the visits more tailored and pleasant.
We also include web beacons in HTML-formatted e-mail newsletters in order to count how many newsletters (or particular articles, links, etc.) are being accessed and on our website to count users who have visited these pages.
List of Cookies We Use
We use a number of cookies on our website. The purpose and nature of each cookie is explained below:
Performance Cookie (Category 2)
|_ga||The cookie stores the client ID.
It allows to identify unique users across browsing sessions (it expires two (2) years from its creation).
|_gat||The cookie is used to throttle request rate (it expires ten (10) minutes from its creation).|
|__utma||The cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions (it expires two (2) years from its creation/update).|
|__utmt||The cookie is used to throttle request rate (it expires ten (10) minutes from its creation).|
|__utmb||This cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits (it expires thirty (30) minutes from its creation/update).|
|__utmc||This cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit (this cookie is a session cookie and expires when the browser is closed).|
|__utmz||This cookie stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached a site (it expires six (6) month from its creation/update).|
|__utmv||This cookie is used to store visitor-level custom variable data (it expires two (2) years from its creation/update).|
|__utmx||This cookie is used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment (it expires eighteen (18) month from its creation).|
|Strictly Necessary Cookie (Category 1)||vp_width||This cookie keeps user viewport properties in order to control the layout of the website (this cookie is a session cookie and expires when the browser is closed).|
|Functionality Cookie (Category 3)||_RequestVerificationToken||This cookie is used for security purposes to prevent cross-site-request-forgery attacks (this cookie is a session cookie and expires when the browser is closed).|
|Functionality Cookie (Category 3)||Epslanguage||This cookie is used to record your language preferences based on the language that user has been using (and expires one (1) year from its creation).|
Further Information on Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by a third party provider called Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is used for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operator and providing other services for the website operator relating to website activity and internet usage. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States This transfer is covered by Google’s Privacy Shield certification and a separate data processing agreement that we have concluded with Google. On this website we have also activated the IP anonymisation tool “gat._anonymizeIp();” provided by Google to help protect your privacy. This means that your IP address will automatically be shortened after it is collected so it can no longer be connected to you (see https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052). For more information see https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de&ref_topic=2919631 (information on Google Analytics and data privacy).
Google Analytics for Display Advertisers – Cookie Usage
As we use Google Analytics’ Display Advertiser features, a third-party DoubleClick cookie is used in addition to the other cookies. For more information about this cookie, visit the Google Advertising Privacy FAQ.
Current versions of web browsers offer enhanced user controls regarding the placement and duration of both first and third party cookies. Search for “cookies” under your web browser’s “Help menu” for more information on cookie management features available to you. You can enable or disable cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. You can also find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org. However, if you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you may be unable to complete certain activities on our websites or to correctly access certain parts of it. If you would like more information about interest-based advertising, including how to opt-out of these cookies, please visit http://youronlinechoices.eu/.
With respect to Google Analytics, you can also prevent the collection of data generated by this cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.