Cookie Policy

Last update: 28.03.2024

What are cookies?

This website uses cookies and other equivalent technologies. We use cookies mainly to improve and analyze your experience on our websites. Use of most cookies is subject to your consent in accordance with applicable law, which we request when you first enter this website via a cookie banner or similar technical solution.

A cookie is a piece of data from a website that is stored within a web browser that the website can retrieve later. We use the term “cookies” here for techniques such as cookies, Flash cookies, social media plug-ins, pixel tags, web beacons and other similar technologies. Cookies set by us are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than us are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. analytics).

Our use of cookies is intended to provide benefits to you, such as eliminating the need for you to enter your password frequently during a session or the need to re-enter items you place in a shopping cart if you do not finish a transaction in a single visit. Some cookies on this website are required for the functioning of the website and are set based on our legitimate interest in the safe and efficient operation of the website. Cookies are also used for functionality, advertisement, and website traffic analysis and profiling. For these purposes we use and integrate third-party tools into our website, which can also use the data for their own purposes. We may use similar technologies (e.g., APIs, AdTech) in conjunction with third parties for the same purpose.

What kind of cookies we use?

There are different cookies for different purposes. We mainly use cookies to improve your experience on our website and for marketing purposes. The main cookie function categories are listed below. A list of all cookies used and more detailed information on them (including cookie name, cookie host, duration and category) can be seen from the Cookie settings.

Cookies under category 1 do not require user consent, but cookies falling under categories 2 to 4 are always subject to user consent. You may choose to not give consent to their use e.g. when you enter our website. However, please note that some parts of our website may not function properly if you decide to not give consent or withdraw your consent.

  1. Necessary

These cookies are essential in order to help you to move around on the website and use basic functions (e.g. shopping basket). These cookies are required to enable core site functionalities.

  1. Performance

Performance cookies collect information on how visitors use the website, where technically feasible in an anonymous and aggregated form. They are used to analyze and improve how the site works.

  1. Functionality

Functionality cookies allow the site to remember choices made by you (e.g. user name, language or the territorial region) and thus they provide more personal features. They can be used to provide services you have asked for, e.g. watching a video.

  1. Advertising

These, typically third-party cookies, are used to deliver ads more relevant to you. They will also limit the number of times you see a particular ad as well as measure the effectiveness of the ad campaigns. They remember your device’s visit in the site and help to understand shopping behaviors and thus to improve our site and provide ads and offers of interest. Further, they enable you to “like” or recommend us on social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest).

Third parties may share their advertising cookies with several sites, and they may enable us and/or third parties to recognize those digital platforms visited. Advertising cookies enable the provision of relevant ads in our and third-party sites/mobile apps based on the data obtained from those third-party cookies. Third party advertising cookies and services used by us may include for example Google Ads, Facebook, Bing Ads, Yahoo! Ads and Instagram Ads.

Please see also the section “Third party social media services and platforms” below for additional information.

Information collected by cookies

Information collected by the cookies may include e.g. the following type of information (this depends on the cookie in question): device type, unique browser identifier, IP-address, unique cookie identifier, browser type, language, country, operating system, system settings, information about your interaction with our sites such as purchases, indicated preferences and click behavior.

Third-party cookies and data sharing

Some of the third-party cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies used on our websites for non-essential purposes are run by companies operating outside the EEA, which means that some of your personal data (e.g. IP-address, cookie or account identifier, browser information) processed via such cookies is transferred outside the EEA. For the most part, the destination country is USA. We would like to point out that the USA has a lower level of data protection than the EU or EEA, and US companies are obliged to hand over data to local authorities or security bodies. We nevertheless only use these kinds of non-essential cookies and other similar technologies if you have enabled them by giving consent to their use via our cookie banner or Cookie settings.

Some of our business partners whose content is linked to or from our website may also use cookies, web beacons, APIs, or similar technologies. We do not have access to or control the functioning of cookies from third parties. The respective third parties are responsible for such cookies and for their own data processing.

How to disable cookies at any time

When you first visit our website, your consent for enabling cookies for their different use purposes is requested via a cookie banner. You can give or not give consent for enabling cookies to be set on your device. The consent only concerns such cookies, which are not essential or necessary for core functionalities of the website.

You can change your cookie preferences at any time via the Cookie settings.

You can also change your browser settings to delete or prevent certain cookies from being stored on your computer or mobile device. The ‘help’ section in your browser should provide information on how to manage the cookie settings in the browser. You can find links below to instructions on how to delete or disable cookies in some browsers.

If you want to accept only cookies set by us but not the cookies from third parties, you can typically (depending on your browser) select from your browser settings “Block third-party cookies”.

How to disable and delete cookies in different browsers

You may delete or disable cookies and modify your cookie preferences in your browser settings. You can find instructions on how to manage cookies in your browser by following e.g. these instructions (links lead to third-party websites):

For other browsers, please check the support website for your browser.