We make a distinction between cookies that are functionally necessary and cookies that register your website behaviour. Functional cookies are used, for example, to temporarily remember your shopping cart and may be placed without your permission. The webshop would not function at all without these cookies.
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Visitors to websites have to deal with cookies. These are small files that are placed on your PC with which a shopping cart can be remembered and information about your visit can be kept. There is a lot of negative talk about cookies in the press. However, cookies are useful and virtually indispensable for the correct functioning of a web shop.
In addition to functional cookies that are placed by us (necessary for the site to work correctly), you may also receive cookies from other parties. These cookies register your click behavior and can, for example, be used to show a certain advertisement only once.
Cookies can never be used to read private data from the computer or to intercept passwords. Also, they cannot infect a computer with a virus or trojan horse. So they are completely safe. Cookies have been used without incident on almost all webshops and websites around the world since the 1990s.
When visiting the webshop you may receive different types of cookies.
Cookies that are necessary for the use of the webshop.
For example, to be able to log in or to remember your shopping cart.
Advertising companies measure the success of a campaign and the potential interests of the visitor. It could also record any preferences (do you want sound on or off?) by reading cookies. If an advertising company has banners on multiple websites, the data from these websites can be combined to create a better profile. For example, advertisers can place their cookies on multiple sites and thus get a detailed picture of the interests of the user. This allows more targeted and relevant advertisements to be displayed. For example, after visiting our website, you can receive banners on other sites with the products you have viewed or similar products. The website owner cannot view these cookies, by the way.
Some webshops use Google Analytics to keep track of visitor statistics. This system keeps track of which pages are visited, what they click on, what browser and screen resolution they use, and much more. This information can be used to get a better picture of visitors and to optimize the website accordingly. Google, which provides this service, uses the information to build a relevant, anonymous advertising profile that allows them to offer more targeted advertisements.
In addition to the above, there are more components that can generate a cookie. These are often used by the content partners to analyze which sites their users are active on and how their services are performing. This includes videos from YouTube, for example, photos from services such as Flickr or Picasa, and “Like” buttons from social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
To visit the webshop it is necessary that you allow us to place such cookies. You can use the opt-out option with many third-party companies so that cookies from that specific provider are no longer allowed. At http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ this is possible for many advertisers at the same time. You can also read there what such cookies are used for. It is also possible to set your browser in such a way that only cookies from the webshop you visit are accepted. You can find out how this works in the help function of your browser.