What is a Cookie and what is necessary for
What is a cookie and what is it necessary for?
A cookie is a little test string that a site sends to the browser while it’s saved on your computer, when you are visiting a website. Cookies are used to make websites work more efficiently and enhance their performances, but they are also useful to provide information to the website owners.
What type of cookie does this website use and to which purpose?
Our site uses different types of cookies, each of which has a specific function, as indicated in the table here below:
|Type of cookies||Function|
|Navigation cookies||These cookies make the website work properly and are used to get information about how the visitors use the site. This information is used to fill in reports and to help us to improve our website. Cookies collect information anonymously, such as the numbers of website visitors , where they are from and the pages they have checked|
|Third-party cookies||These cookies are used by third-party societies. The usage of these cookies usually don’t imply personal data processing. Third-party cookies derive from other site advertisements, for example publicity messages that are present on a website. They can be used to record the usage of the website for marketing purposes|
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
Third party analytics are used also to store the emails of the users, in order to keep them updated about our products, news or news in general. These cookies may track data such as email address, first name, second name, company, Country, telephone number, which helps us to improve and personalize our newsletter for you. Lear more about MailChimp here.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, Skype, Linkedin, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
How to disable cookies
The most of browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc) are configured to accept cookies. However many browsers give the chance to control and disable them through their settings. We remind you that disabling the navigation or the functional cookies can cause malfunctions of the website and/or they limit the offered service.
If you want to modify the settings, follow the procedure indicated by your browser under the voice “Options” or “preferences”.
If you want to know more about cookies, read the regulations.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.