1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that your browser saves on your computer or mobile device. Cookies support your browser during your visit to websites or apps.
Cookies can have different lifespans: session cookies are only stored for as long as you visit the website, and are deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies may be stored for a week, a month, a year or several years.
(Also see the part: How do you refuse and delete cookies)
3. What types of cookies do we use?
There are three types of cookies:
a. Essential cookies: these cookies are indispensable for the operation of the website.
b. Functionality cookies: these cookies remember your preferences for the website, such as language preference, user names or shopping basket.
c. Performance cookies: these cookies record and anonymised information about how you use the website and collect analysis and measurement data, such as the number of visitors and which pages are most frequently visited. These cookies include Google Analytics (also see below), among others.
If required by law, we will request your consent before using cookies.
4. Why do we use these cookies?
- We also record the language in which you visit the website.
- At the start of each visit, you will receive a unique random code (an ‘id’ or ‘token’) with which the server can distinguish you from other visitors. Your visit and your behaviour on our website are unique, and therefore our server must be able to distinguish you from other visitors.
- we save your preferences with the mix&add and our stone preview
5. Do we use third-party cookies?
Our websites and apps use third-party cookies, such as Google, AddToAny. These third parties might be able to view your use of our website. If for example, you click on the social media buttons (for example, ‘like’), specific personal details (such as your name and the fact that you are interested in our products) will also be visible to the social media provider and to visitors to your personal social media page.
We prefer to be transparent and to inform you about third-party cookies that may be placed during your visit to our website or when you use our apps.
AddToAny is an online service that allows you to easily share websites and web pages on almost every social medium. More information can be found here.
6. How can you refuse and delete cookies?
a. If required by law, we will request your consent before using cookies. You can accept or refuse the same).
b. You can also opt to refuse or block the cookies set by our website or third party websites by changing your browser settings. The help function of your browser can provide you more information concerning the same.
c. You can opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by installing the ‘Add-on’, developed by Google, in your browser (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB)
However, please note that certain functions of our websites may not work correctly if you refuse to allow cookies.