OUR GUIDELINES ON USING COOKIE FILES
Our web site uses cookie files. A “cookie” is a small file made up of letters and numbers, which (assuming you give your consent) are saved to your computer. Based on these cookie files, we are able to distinguish you from other web users and better adapt the activities of our web pages in such a way as to facilitate better movement through the pages while allowing us the opportunity to improve it. In these guidelines, you can find complete information about the types of cookies we use and the purpose for using them. If you continue to use this web site, you express your consent to using cookies.
WHAT IS A COOKIE FILE?
A cookie file is a small text tile which (assuming you give your consent) are saved to your computer or device. Cookies have a number of uses. We endeavour to explain them in the following section.
You can block or remove cookies through your web browser or by using third-party software. However, if you do this, you can experience certain difficulties when using certain web pages. If you continue to use this web site, you express your consent to using cookies.
WHAT PURPOSE DOES USING COOKIES ON WEB SITES SERVE?
Cookie files have many different tasks. Here are a few examples:
- They may include your preferences. Some of the activities can be carried out more easily.
- They may collect anonymous information about the use (for example the number of people using our tool to search for vendors). We use this information so we can continuously provide you better services.
- These files may store information on your visit to our web site, and this information can be used by contracting authorities of online advertising who can use it to tailor information to fit – for example, placing an advertisement on the web of another company which advertises our products.
Remember: you can block or remove cookie files at any time, but if you do, the information will be permanently erased.
COOKIES FILES USED ON THIS WEB SITE
Four categories of cookies are used on our web site:
1. COMPLETELY ESSENTIAL COOKIE FILES
This involves cookies without which the web site would not function. This could include cookie files that allow you to navigate to the correct page if we are updating the web function in some way.
2. COOKIE FILES RELATED TO TRAFFIC
These cookie files collect information relating to the manner in which web visitors are using the site. If there are some errors, it helps us understand them and allows us to try out new features. We do not collect information that could directly identify visitors; the information is aggregated and anonymous. This information is to improve the functionality of the web site.
3. COOKIE FILES WITH REQUIRED FUNCTIONS
These cookies help us operate specific functions on the web, with which you will be able to better to use it. For example, it may contain your preferences (for example you have selected a vendor), and determine whether we have already offered a definite service (such as questionnaires), or are used to store more complex decisions (such as specific product which you are interested in).
4. COOKIES ENSURING TARGETED ADVERTISING OR OTHER ADVERTISING
These cookie files record all of your visits on the web site as well as pages you have visited and the links you have clicked on. We use this information to ensure that our web pages display information that is more consistent with what you are interested in. To this end, we can share the given information to third parties. They also serve to monitor the success of advertising campaigns.
Please note that cookies may be used by third parties (such as advertising sites or providers of external services, such as those used for analysing web traffic). We have no control over these cookies. It can be assumed that these cookies belong among those related to web traffic or targeted advertising.