Cookies policy

What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are small files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they collect, how we use it, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however this may reduce or 'break' certain elements of the site's functionality.

For more general information about cookies, see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options to disable cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether or not you need them in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Deactivation of cookies

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings (see your browser Help to learn how to do this). Please note that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites you visit. The deactivation of cookies usually also results in the deactivation of certain functions and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Account related cookies

If you create an account with us, we will use cookies to manage the registration process and general administration. These cookies are normally deleted when you log out, however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when you log out.

Cookies related to login

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This saves you from having to log in every time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or deleted on logout to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Cookies related to email newsletters

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and if you wish to display certain notifications that may be valid only for subscribed or unsubscribed users.

Cookies related to order processing

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it correctly.

Cookies related to surveys

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting information, useful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has participated in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

Cookies related to forms

When you submit data through a form, such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user data for future communications.

Site preference cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we offer you the functionality to set your preferences for how this site works when you use it. 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 and is affected by your preferences.

Third party cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you may encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most popular and trusted analytics solutions on the web, to help us understand how you use the site and ways we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things like how long you spend on the site and the pages you visit so that we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure the use of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things like how long you spend on the site or the pages you visit, which helps us understand how we can improve the site for you.

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 that you receive a consistent experience while on the site, while also ensuring that we understand which optimizations are most appreciated by our users.

As we sell products, it is important that we understand statistics about how many of our site visitors actually make a purchase, and as such this is the type of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means we can make accurate business predictions that allow us to control our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve ads uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times a given ad is shown to you.

For more information about Google AdSense, please see the official Google AdSense Privacy FAQ.

We use advertisements to offset the costs of running this site and to provide funding for its further development. The behavioral advertising cookies used on this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant advertisements, where possible, by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest to you.

Various partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can properly credit them and, where appropriate, allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they can provide you for making a purchase.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. In order for these to work, the following social media sites, including: Instagram and Facebook Ads, will set cookies through our site that may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes described in their respective privacy policies.