What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored in the browser of your computer, cell phone, or other devices after you visit websites. Cookies are widely used to keep websites working and to collect statistics.
The information that we collect through cookies helps us analyze how our website is used to make it as user-friendly and functional as possible.
The use of these functional cookies cannot be switched off when visiting our website, as they ensure that the website works properly. It includes cookies that collect information about whether other cookies are allowed or not from our website.
Session cookies and preference cookies
These cookies allow you to access secure areas of our site, add items to a shopping cart or use our online payment system. These cookies expire at the end of your visit. We may also use longer-lasting cookies to remember your preferences and choices during your visit to our site. These cookies have a life cycle of less than one year.
We use web analytics tools to generally analyze site usage and obtain baseline data to improve our offerings. The information obtained in this process may be sent in an anonymous form to the web analytics service server, stored, and processed there. We may use the analytics tools and associated cookies of the following service providers:
Web beacons are small graphic images (also called "pixel tags" or "clear GIFs") that may be placed on our websites and embedded in our services, applications, messages, and tools. Web beacons may be used for a variety of purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of our websites, monitoring the number of visitors and their behavior on our websites, determining the proportion of emails actually read of all emails sent, tracking the effectiveness of our advertising, and counting the number of pages, articles and links actually viewed.
Similar technologies for storing information
Similar storage technologies are technologies that enable you to write certain information into your web browser's cache or device memory with the help of local shared objects or locally stored data, such as Flash and HTML 5 cookies and other Internet application software. These technologies can be used in all web browsers in use. In some cases, controlling the use of locally stored data with a web browser is not fully possible and requires special tools. We may use such storage technologies to protect your account information or to identify unusual browser usage to prevent unauthorized access to your account, or measure the effectiveness of our websites, services, applications, or tools.
How do I allow or disallow cookies?
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can delete stored cookies on your device at any time. You can find out more about how to do this in the instructions for your browser or device manufacturer.
Also, you can refuse all cookies or only certain cookies in your browser settings. All browsers are different, so more information about cookie settings can be found in your browser's "Help" section.
Please note that you may not be able to use some of the features, services, tools, and applications on our website after disabling cookies.