Cookie Policy

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A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in your web browser on your computer, mobile or other handheld device, while you are browsing a website. Cookies may be used to store your passwords and user ID’s, preferences of start pages, ordering status on a website, personalisation or website tracking (eg targeted marketing). The information stored in a cookie may later be read from your browser in order to –among other functions- deliver a page tailored to you or to automatically log in.

Use of cookies

Cookies allow you to make full use of the online shopping and personalized features available on this website. Cookies also help us to provide you with the best shopping experience possible by giving us information which we use to improve the usability and the performance of this website. Furthermore, we use tracking pixels in our website and email newsletters to track clicks back to our website and to target advertising and other offers to visitors.

How to change your cookie settings and withdraw your consent

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, cookies will be set when you continue to access this website. By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this cookie policy. If you do not consent to the placement of cookies, or you wish to withdraw your consent, you can remove existing cookies from your browser and prevent new cookies being placed by changing your browser settings. How to do this will depend on the browser you use.

If you do this you will be unable to make use of all options on our website. You may also adjust your browser in such a way that you will be notified if a cookie is placed on your computer. Please bear in mind that certain cookies are needed for the website to be able to run.

Cookies used on this website

Cookies on this website that do not require approval

  • Cookies that are essential, also known as ‘strictly necessary’ cookies, enable features without which you would not be able to use the website as intended. They are only saved on your computer while you are actually browsing the website. 
  • Cookies on this website that require consent.
  • Cookies which, in strictly legal terms, are not absolutely essential in order to use this website, do nevertheless fulfil important functions. Without these cookies, features that enable our website to be used easily will no longer be available. Settings you make, such as language choices, will no longer be saved, so you will be asked about them every time you change pages. As well as that, we will no longer have a way of presenting offers and other relevant communications to you that are tailored to you personally.

Categories of Cookies used on this website

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for the operation of the website and are used by us for technical purposes such as keeping track of your current shopping session and enabling you to proceed to checkout and pay for products. These cookies are session cookies, which typically store information in the form of a session and they are stored in temporary memory and are erased when you close the web browser.

Performance cookies

These cookies gather information about how a website is used. They are used by us to collect statistical information about the number of visitors that use the website through the link in the email newsletters, to measure the success of the newsletters; to collect statistical information about how visitors use this website in order to improve the way the website is designed, works and to measure the success of competitions and campaigns. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of the website, and with it the user experience. These cookies are persistent cookies and they are stored on your hard drive until they expire or until you delete them. 

Functional cookies

These cookies enable a website to save information which has already been entered (such as user names, languages choices, and your location), so that it can offer you improved and more personalised functions. They are used by us to distinguish you from other users of the website, so we can personalize your shopping experience by making this website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests and can remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the country you are in) when you return to visit this website. These cookies are persistent cookies and they are stored on your hard drive until they expire or until you delete them. 

Marketing and Retargeting cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts and other communications more relevant to you and your interests. They are used by us, and selected third party companies we elect in our discretion to work with, to make relevant offers to you outside of the website. Furthermore we use cookies to enable us to fulfill our contractual obligations to third parties, for example to pay a partner if you have made a purchase on this website by following a link from their website. These cookies are persistent cookies and they are stored on your hard drive until they expire or until you delete them. 

First and Third party cookies

Both session cookies and persistent cookies are used by us and third parties on this website.

Cookies placed by us are called first party cookies and are used for various purposes for example to remember the username and to remember the items in a basket. Cookies placed by us are stored for the period as mentioned in our detailed cookie here or until you delete them. Cookies placed by a different party than us, are called third party cookies. These cookies may “follow” you through various websites and for a longer period of time, but they do not collect personal data from which the third party would be able to identify you, the individual customer. The third parties placing these cookies may be suppliers who partner with us to deliver our website, companies that participate with us in affiliate marketing programs and other third parties.

For the use of cookies by other companies, the privacy and cookie policy of such other companies applies.

Social media plugins

Social media plugins are plugins that enable you to ‘share’ content with friends through social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter or similar service providers. We do not control the setting of these plugins. If you would like to know more about what kind of data may be collected through such social plugins and how such data may be used by the respective service provider, please check the privacy policy of that service provider:








To increase the protection of your data while visiting our website, social media plugins are integrated into our site by the so called “two click solution”. Such integration ensures that by accessing the website containing social media plugins no connection to the social media provider servers is established. A connection will not be established until you activate the social media plugin and give your consent for the transfer of data. The content of the social media plugin will be transferred directly to your browser and embedded in the website. By embedding the social media plugin social media providers receive information which of our sites you have accessed even if you do not have a profile with the social media provider and you are not logged in. This information will be directly transferred to servers of the social media providers, which are often located in the USA and stored there. If you interact with the social media plugins, for example to click the “like” button the respective information will be directly sent to asocial media provider server and stored there. The information is furthermore published in social media and will be shown to your contacts.

Visual Web Optimizer

Our website uses software such as Visual Web Optimizer (VWO) to run AB tests, which enables us to compare two versions of a webpage to see which one performs better in terms of sales and traffic . VWO and software we apply uses cookies to run campaigns and to track user information. The cookies keep track of the variation a user has viewed, and helps to serve the same variation to the user consistently, track goals completed by a user, and determine whether a user is part of a campaign. For details about the cookies used by VWO, please visit their website at

Google Analytics (Website Analysis)

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) Google Analytics uses cookies to facilitate the analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. With the activation of the IP address anonymization on our website (see below). The full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. Google will use this information on our behalf to analyze your use of our website, to generate reports about the website activates and to provide further services , such as Google Adwords and Google DoubleClick to use in connection with the use of the website and the internet. Google will not link your IP address with any other data held by Google. 

We may enter into a data processing agreement with Google, which will act as ‘data processor’ on our behalf. We have supplemented the code on our website with the functionality to ensure that IP addresses are collected on an anonymous basis.  You can object to the tracking with Google Analytics as described above, by requesting this in writing to us clearly stating you wish to “Disable Google tracking”. A cookie will then be set which will disable the future collection of data when you visit the website (so called opt-out cookie). You can also prevent the storage of cookies by respective settings in your browser software as described above; please note that you may then not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent.

You can also prevent the Google tracking described above by downloading and installing the browser extension (plugin) available at:  

Further information concerning data protection at Google Analytics is available at Google’s data protection notice under “Google Analytics Cookies”:  

Doubleclick Remarketing

We have included on our website DoubleClick cookies and the remarketing pixel, which is provided by Google, Inc. By this, Google collects the information that you have visited our website and were interested in certain offers. If you afterwards see advertisements on other websites of the Google network, we can present you there our targeted advertisements (so called “remarketing”). In addition, Google uses the information to present you interest based advertisements which take into account the product and information fields which you have visited before. 

The display of advertisements is based on the use of cookies, which are used to analyze the user behavior during website visits and which can afterwards be used for targeted product recommendations and interest based advertisements. 

You can opt-out from this data use by deactivating the DoubleClick cookies. For this purpose you can go to the DoubleClick deactivation site:

or deactivate the DoubleClick cookie at the deactivation site of the NAI (Network Advertising initiative):

DoubleClick Floodlight tags

If you conduct certain activities on our website (e.g. buy a product) we provide this information to DoubleClick through so called Floodlight-Tags, a service provided by Google, Inc. By this, we receive reports from Google (e.g. about the success of certain advertisements.) For details about the handling of your data by DoubleClick and the use of cookies in this context, see the data protection notice of DoubleClick at or at

You can opt-out from the use of your data in connection with DoubleClick. You can prevent the storage of cookies by respective settings in your browser software; please note that you may then not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. Alternatively you can deactive DoubeClick cookies by following the steps described under “How does DoubleClick use cookies?” >”Opting out” at or at

Performance measurement

We use a number of services of third partied in order to measure and monitor the technical performance of our website, i.e. for example to determine whether our website is accessible and how fast a specific site is displayed. 

In addition, we collect application data for statistical purposes, for example browser type and operating system of visitors. For this purpose we may store cookies on your device. 

If you want to prevent that we take into account your visit within our analytics, please deactivate cookies in your browser. Please note that you may then not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent.