What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file saved by a website’s server in the browser of your computer or mobile device when you visit that website. The cookie contains a unique code that can be used to recognize your browser during your visit to the website (“session cookie”) or during future repeated visits (“permanent cookie”). Cookies may be placed by the server of the website you are visiting or by partners with whom that website collaborates. A website’s server can only read the cookies it has set; it does not have access to any other information on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device in your browser’s directory. The contents of a cookie typically consist of the name of the server that placed the cookie, an expiration date and a unique encrypted code. Cookies ensure a generally easier and faster interaction between the visitor and the website. In addition, they help the visitor navigate between different parts of the website. Cookies can also be used to make a website’s content or advertising more relevant to the visitor and to tailor the website to the visitor’s personal tastes and needs.

Use of Cookies

Essential / Functional Cookies – These cookies are required to enable the visit to our websites and the use of certain parts of them. For example, these cookies allow you to navigate between different sections of the websites, fill out forms, place orders, view a multilingual website and update the contents of your shopping cart. If you reject these cookies, some areas of the website may not function properly or at all.

Performance / Commercial Cookies – This website contains Google Analytics to collect information about the use of the website by visitors in order to improve the content of the website, to better adapt the content to the wishes of the visitors and to increase the user-friendliness. For example, this website uses cookies provided by Google Analytics. If this type of cookie is used, the data collection process depends on the operation of the advertising system.

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