What are cookies?
Cookies are useful because they help us optimize the user experience. Cookies allow us to recognize your device (e.g. your PV, laptop or mobile device) so that we can tailor your experience to your use of the Website.
Cookies do not identify you as an individual, only the device you are using. For more information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We think it is important that you know which different types of cookies we use on the Website. Some of these cookies are essential for the Website to function. Others are not essential, but are used to improve the Website by collecting anonymous user data, or to improve your experience of using the Website by remembering your choices.
In principle, the cookies used on our website can have up to four different functions:
- Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services that you have specifically requested.
We use a number of cookies that are essential for the functioning of the Website. This type of cookies ensures, for example, that you can safely visit the Website and that the content of the pages you request is loaded quickly. Without these cookies, some of the services you have requested cannot be provided.
We think it is important that you understand what these essential cookies are and why we use them, but we do not need permission to use them on the Website as we only use these cookies to provide you with services that you have requested.
- Performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information about the web pages you visit.
We use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use the Website, such as which pages our visitors land on most often and whether they get error messages on those pages.
These performance cookies do not collect any information that identifies you as an individual. All information collected is aggregated and anonymous. The information collected is only used to improve the functioning of the Website.
- Functional cookies
These cookies remember your choices to improve your website experience.
We use these cookies so that the Website can remember your choices, such as your username, your language, the region you are in, and changes you make to various other customizable areas of the Website. The purpose of these cookies is to personalize your user experience so that you do not have to reset your preferences every time you visit us.
- Re-targeting and third-party cookies
We allow third-party cookies, placed by our re-targeting partner(s), to track your browsing on our Website so that we can later show ads on other websites that we hope will match your interests. For example, these cookies may remember that you have viewed pages on our Website related to a particular product. Based on this information, later when you view pages on another website, you may see one of our advertisements related to these or similar products. These types of cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see these advertisements and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. We also allow third-party cookies, placed by our affiliate network partner(s), to store information about third-party links or advertisements that you clicked on just before going to our Website and making a purchase. These partners do not collect any personal information from which they could identify you.
How can you manage cookies on our website?
Cookies have many important functions on the Website and help to personalize and optimize your online user experience. However, you can also disable our cookies if you wish. If you do this, certain parts of the Website may not work at all or not work correctly.
You can disable and or delete all kinds of cookies via the settings of your browser. Cookies are generally easy to disable and/or delete, but how to do this varies from browser to browser. Use the “help” function of your browser to find out how to do this. The best way is probably to close your browser and then search for “cookie folder” or “cookie manager”, or just “cookie”.
You may also be able to disable certain third-party cookies through mechanisms that these third parties make available to you directly.
Any changes we make to our policies in the future will be posted on this page and, if applicable, notified to you by email or post.