Cookie Policy

What are cookies
This website uses cookies. 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 small text file stored on your device when you are visiting websites. 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). Please find further information below and in our Privacy Policy
What kind of cookies do we use
There are different cookies for different purposes. We mainly use cookies to improve your experience on our website and for marketing purposes.

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.

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 the USA. We would like to point out that the USA has a lower level of data protection than the EU, 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.

We do not control the functioning of cookies from third parties. The respective third parties are responsible for such cookies and for their own data processing.

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 found in the Cookie settings.

1. Essential

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 functionality.

2. Performance

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

3. 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.

4. 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 to the site and help to understand shopping behaviors and thus 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.
How do 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 for the core functionalities of the website.

You can change your cookie preferences at any time via our Cookie settings. Please note, that to ensure that your personal information is not shared/sold, you should also delete your cookies from your browser in addition to declining to give your consent via our Cookie settings.

You can 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. However, it should be noted that blocking cookies might affect the site’s functionality.

If you want to accept only cookies 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):

Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Apple Safari and
Microsoft Edge.

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

More information:
Google’s instructions for opting out of targeted marketing
Facebook’s instructions for ad settings
Find out more about cookies, targeted marketing, and how to opt-out
Further information about cookies and how to control them can be found e.g., from the following resources (links lead to third-party websites):

All about cookies
Network Advertising Initiative: Understanding digital advertising FAQ
WebChoices: Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool for web
Your Online Choices – a guide to online behavioural advertising