POLICY ON THE USE OF COOKIE FILES
1. Introduction :
2. What are cookies?
We use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be collected automatically.
An “Internet cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on a user’s computer, mobile device or other equipment through which the internet is accessed.
Cookies are installed by a request from a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Once installed, cookies have a fixed lifetime and remain “passive” in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access information on the hard drive of the user on whose equipment they are installed.
A cookie consists of two parts:
- the name of the cookie
- the content or value of the cookie.
Technically, only the web-server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page associated with that web-server.
3. For what purposes are cookies used through this website?
Cookies are used to provide users of this website with a better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each individual user, namely to:
- improve the usability of this website, including by identifying any errors that occur during users’ visit/use of this website;
- provide anonymous statistics on how this website is used, as the owner of this website;
- anticipating possible future goods that will be made available to users through this website, depending on the services/products accessed.
On the basis of the feedback sent by cookies on how this website is used, BEST OPTIC may take measures to make this website more efficient and accessible to users.
- registration of the email address for the newsletter
- the order and payment function for placing an order within the site
4. How long do cookies last?
The lifetime of cookies can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are the following categories of cookies which also determine their lifetime:
Session cookies – A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes their browser.
Persistent or fixed cookies – A “persistent” or “fixed” cookie is a cookie that remains stored on the user’s terminal until it reaches a certain expiry date (which may be minutes, days or years in the future) or until it is deleted by the user at any time via the browser settings.
5. What are third party cookies?
Certain sections of content on the website may be provided through third parties, i.e. not by BEST OPTIC, in which case these cookies are referred to as third party cookies.
These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google Analytics, Facebook
6. What cookies are used through this website?
By using/visiting this website, user analysis cookies may be placed.
These cookies inform us whether a particular user of the website has visited/used this website before. These cookies are only used for statistical purposes.
7. What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows browser recognition. This website recognises the browser until the cookies expire or are deleted.
8. Customise your browser settings for cookies
If the computer or technical equipment used for browsing this website is used by more than one person, you may consider setting it to delete individual browsing data each time the browser is closed.
9. How can cookies be turned off?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make this website difficult to visit, leading to limitations in the usability of this website.
Users can configure their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a specific website.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings can usually be accessed in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.
However, refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – just that it will not be tailored to your preferences and interests as evidenced by your browsing behaviour.
If you have any further questions about how cookies are used through this website, please contact: email@example.com.