To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
A session cookie for a website only exists whilst the user is reading or navigating the website. When the user closes their web browser these cookies are usually removed. Some browsers may implement a "continue from last time" feature that will save session cookies even after closing the browser.
A persistent cookie for a website exists on a users computer until a future date. For example the cookie expiry date could be set as 1 year, and each time a website is accessed over this period the website could access the cookie.
First-party cookies are cookies set by the same domain (or its subdomain) as your browser's address bar. Third-party cookies are cookies set by domains different from the one shown on the address bar. The web pages on the first domain may feature content from a third-party domain, e.g. an embedded multimedia content, social network plugins, interactive maps or adverts. Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.
Cookies used in this website
Strictly necessary first-party cookies
We use a session cookie (PHPSESSID) to uniquely identify your browser session for navigation and security purposes, for examples when you fill and submit a contact form or when you add product to a shopping basket. It is also used to remember your login session on this website in order not to ask to authenticate for every restricted-access page you visit. This cookie may also be used to anonymously calculate the total visits for this website or the number of online users.
We use a persistent cookie (PastMember) to implement the "remember-me" feature, so that you can avoid authenticating after closing your browser.
We use persistent cookies (ecl_accept, ecl_accept_cookies, ecl_accept_social, ecl_accept_analytics) to store your cookie-policy preferences for this website. These cookies usually expire in 365 days.
We may use other persistent cookies to improve your navigation experience, such as
- storing display preferences for language and currency (language, currency)
- storing display preferences for pagination and sort order for lists of elements (catalog_product_sort, catalog_product_order, catalog_product_limit)
- remember that you have already read an internal important message (gp_hide_popup), thus avoiding for example to show the same message over and over again
Thes cookies usually expire in periods ranging form 7 to 365 days.
Strictly necessary third-party cookies
We may use google reCAPTCHA to protect some/all our forms. These (PREF, NID, HSID, APISID, SID) are essential site cookies, used by the google reCAPTCHA. These are considered essential as they improve the security of the website: they are used to detect authentication abuses and to protect the website from spam and spiders. These cookies use an unique identifier for tracking purposes.
Integration third-party cookies
This are cookies are sent by social networking plugins such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, AddThis.com and ShareThis.com (and all their supported integrations) and Google Maps. These service usually display embedded content on our website such as: like-me buttons, timeline widgets, interactive maps, global sharing buttons. If you block these cookies some parts of this website could not be available.
These cookies use an unique identifier and may be used for tracking and profiling purposes to show advertising or services that are relevant to you when you visit this or other websites or perform web searches.
You can review some of the most common third-party cookie policies here:
Analytics third-party cookies
We use Google Analytics to statistical data for this website. These cookies (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz) are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, the pages they visited and the searches performed within our site. These cookies use an unique identifier for tracking purposes.
Read more here:
Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Profiling / Conversion Tracking cookies
We use Facebook Pixel to track the returns of our Facebook Adverts.
Cookies generated will continue to monitor the actions that people take after clicking on your advert.
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How to control cookies
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
For more details read your browser's inline help or visit your browser's support website (the following links may change in the future without our knowledge)
Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835