What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website and store certain information about Website usage. They are useful because they allow websites to recognize a user’s device. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. For more information on cookies, go to allaboutcookies.org.
Types of information collected and reasons for collection
Cookies help us to better understand your use of our Website and, as a result, allow us, among other things, to offer our web visitors a more personalised and consistent experience. Here are examples of the types of information that we collect through cookies:
(a). The number of users visiting the Website, the frequency with which the Website was viewed, the pages viewed, the clicks made on the Website and the total duration of navigation on the Website;
(b). The name of the website visited prior to the Website;
(c). Whether you are visiting our Website for the first time or not;
(d). Your viewing preferences (e.g. layout, sizing preferences, language, etc.);
(e). Your user name, your password, the type of browser used and your IP address, so that we can identify you during your next visits.
Note that we do not collect your name or email address through cookies.
In addition, cookies allow us to do the following:
(a). Customise your visit: We may use information collected during your visit to facilitate your next visit to our Website
(b). Customise the advertising and marketing messages that appear on the Website, whether ours or those of third parties. This involves, for example, identifying the features of our Website that interest you, recommending accessories for your system or displaying helpful information. Our goal is to fulfil your wishes as quickly and easily as possible
(c). Analyse customer trends: We compile information on our Website visits and analyse them as a whole in aggregated form. This type of study aims to identify trends among many visitors to our Website, rather than analyse the information of a particular visitor
Type of cookies we use
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons for our Website to operate and/or provide basic functionality to you, and we refer to these as “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience on our Website. Third parties also serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in more detail below.
- First party cookies
These cookies are created by us. They are, for the most part, used to allow you to browse our Website and use its features. They may also assist in analytics activities.
- Third-party cookies
In addition to our proprietary cookies, some third-party and affiliated companies may place cookies on your computer, access them and associate web beacons with them. These cookies enable third party features or functionalities to be provided on or through the Website. The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your device both when it visits our Website and also when it visits certain other websites.
The types of first and third party cookies we use on the Website are the following strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and cannot be turned off. These cookies allow you to use some of the Website’s features, such as access to secure areas that require registration, setting your privacy preferences or remembering items in your basket.
Duration of storage of cookies on your device
The duration of storage of cookies on your device may vary, depending on the category to which they belong: temporary or permanent.
- Temporary cookies
We use temporary cookies on all of our secure pages to assign and register a session ID. You can browse our entire Website without interruption. This identifier is also used for internal reporting purposes. It does not allow us to identify you by name and this type of cookie does not leave any information recoverable on your hard drive. Most of our proprietary cookies fall into this category and expire when you close your Internet browser.
- Permanent cookies
Our proprietary analysis cookies and third-party cookies are permanent cookies. They allow us to understand visitors’ browsing behaviour over a longer period of time or to provide you with additional features related to your Website customisation requests and the content that you have saved or stored. They can stay on your computer for 24 hours, a week or several years, depending on their function. This means that these cookies survive after your browser is closed and can be used by our Website to recognise your computer when you reopen your browser later.
- All cookies: You can exercise your preference to receive all types of cookies by managing cookies from your web browser. As the means by which to activate or deactivate cookies varies from one web browser to another, you should visit your web browser’s help menu for more information on cookie preferences. You can also configure your browser at any time to be notified of the receipt of a cookie, so that you can decide whether you want to accept it or not. Cookies do not under any circumstances read the data from your hard drive and you can delete them from your computer at any time. At the moment, it is technically impossible for you to synchronise your settings between your browsers and your devices (your computer or your smartphone). You must set them on each browser/device that you currently use and each time you use a new browser or device. Please note that if you choose to disable or deactivate cookies, this will apply to all cookies and have the consequences on Website functionality discussed in the section “Consequences of deactivation of all cookies” below.
These cookies, defined by us or by advertising partners, collect several types of data about your browsing habits, as well as your preferences for products and services. This information allows us and its partners to post relevant advertisements on their respective websites.
Consequences of deactivation of all cookies
If you choose to deactivate cookies, you may continue to use certain parts of our Website. However, some useful features may not work any more, depending on which cookies you deactivate. For example, you will not be able to use online chat to ask technical questions, and the Website and its content may not be as relevant to your preferences. You will not be able to search for resellers through our tool or share pages with your social network.
Please note that if you have disabled one or more cookies, we may continue to use the information that was collected by such cookies before they were deactivated. However, we will cease to collect any information via the opted out cookie once a cookie has been deactivated.
Changes to the Cookies Policy