Information about cookies

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What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing a small amount of information that get downloaded to your computer, mobile or other device when visiting a website. Subsequently, after each visit to our site, cookies are sent back to the original website or to another site that recognises the cookies.

Function and purpose of cookies

Most browsers are set to accept cookies. Each user has the option to set the browser to block cookies or to be informed when cookies are sent. However, without cookies, some services or functions will not work properly.

The website uses "first-party” cookies, i.e. cookies used only by our websites ("first-party cookies"), and "third-party" cookies (i.e. cookies from third-party websites). The first-party cookies are used to store user preferences and data needed for the website to function properly (e.g. the content of your shopping cart). Third-party cookies are used to track user trends and behavioural patterns, and targeting of advertisements with the help of third-parties – providers of web statistics. Third-party cookies used for tracking trends and behavioural patterns are only used by the website and the providers of the web statistics, and are not shared with any other third party.

Types of cookies

The website uses the following cookie files:

  • Necessary cookies files
    These cookies are required for the operation of the website. They include, for instance, cookies that allow login into secure areas of the website.
  • Analytical/performance cookie files
    These files allow recognition and evaluation of, for example, the number of visitors, and to find out how visitors navigate the web pages when they use them. This data helps improve the way the websites works.
  • Functional cookie files
    They are used to recognise returning website visitors. Thanks to these files you can use, for example, services of automatic login, etc.
  • Targeted cookies
    These files inform, what pages you have visited and what links you have followed. Using this information makes it possible for the website and the website ads to correspond more to the visitor's interests. This information is shared with third parties for the same purpose.

Disagreement with the use of cookies

The user can refuse to use cookies in several ways: