What are cookies?
Below we explain what information cookies collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We also explain to you how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, but this may downgrade or “break” certain elements of the site’s functionality…it’s a shame though, isn’t it?
Why accept our cookies ?
Unfortunately, in most cases there are no standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the features and functionality they add to this site.
In fact, ,our goal is not to know your privacy ,so it is recommended that you leave all cookies if you do not know whether or not you need them in case they are used to provide a service you are using.
We call our cookies “Smile cookies”… nice, right?
You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser’s settings (see your browser’s help file for instructions on how to do this).
Please be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites you visit. Disabling cookies will generally disable certain features and functionality of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies we set…good luck with the reading!
Cookies linked to the account
Cookies linked to e-mail newsletters
This site offers newsletter or e-mail subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and to display certain notifications that are only valid for subscribed/unsubscribed users.
Cookies linked to login
Cookies orders related to processing
This site offers e-commerce or payment options and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it correctly.
Site preference cookies
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences as to how this site works when you use it. For example, we use it to remember your preferred language. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called up each time you interact with a page affected by your preferences.
Cookies linked to forms
When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to store your user information for future correspondence.
Third party cookies
This website uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and reliable analysis solutions on the Web to help us understand how you use the website and how we can improve your experience. These cookies can track such things as the time you spend on the site and the pages you visit so that we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, please visit the official Google Analytics page.
We also use buttons and/or social media plugins such as (Facebook. Twitter, Tumblr, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest) to allow you to connect to your social network in various ways.
In order for these to work, the above social media sites will place cookies on our site that may be used to improve your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes described in their respective privacy policies.
More information about our cookies
From time to time, we test new features and make subtle changes to the way the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure a consistent experience on the site while making sure we understand which optimizations our users appreciate most.
When we sell products, it is important for us to understand statistics about the number of visitors to our site who actually make a purchase and as such, this is the type of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you because it means that we can make accurate business forecasts that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
We may use advertising to promote our products. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant advertisements where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and showing similar things that may be of interest.
Some partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have arrived at the site via one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and, where appropriate, allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonuses they may provide you with to make a purchase.