LAST REVISED: 4th December 2023
This Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy (“CST Policy”) describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that are used on our individual brand websites:
referred to individually as “Site” or collectively as “Sites” in this document. We may change this CST Policy at any time. Please take a look at the “LAST REVISED” legend at the top of this page to see when this CST Policy was last revised. Any changes in this CST Policy will become effective when we make the revised CST Policy available on or through the Site.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at GDPR.firstname.lastname@example.org
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES?
Cookies are a standard feature of websites that allow us to store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to the Site. Cookies help us learn the areas of the Site that are useful and which areas need improvement. For this purpose, we also use technologies similar to cookies, such as pixel tags.
2. WHAT COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES DO WE USE?
The cookie settings will now be described in more detail, starting with the Cookie Notice, which is displayed when the site is first accessed or by clicking on “Cookie Settings” at any time.
Cookie Notice: By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the string of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyse site usage and assist in our marketing efforts.
There are now 3 choices to select from:
Accept All Cookies – as described above
Reject All – reject all cookies of any type
Cookies Settings – view the various cookie types used on the site and enable or disable as needed.
The various cookie types, as listed in the “Cookies Settings” pop-up menu, will now be described:
Strictly Necessary Cookies – Always Active: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, which amount to a request for services, such as setting your security preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to alert you or block these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information (PII).
Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not enable these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Functional Cookies: These cookies allow the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or third-party providers whose services are added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all these services may not function properly.
Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set, through our site, by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and Internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social Media Cookies. These cookies collect information about social media usage.
Google Analytics. Google Analytics service is provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). We use Google Analytics to collect anonymized statistics to improve the Site.
We have taken the following measures to protect the data collected through Google Analytics:
- We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google about how Google may process the data collected through Google Analytics.
- We have configured Google Analytics settings to mask the last octet of user IP addresses.
- We have configured Google Analytics to not share data with third parties; and
- We do not use other Google services in conjunction with Google Analytics.
Pixel tags. Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) are used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Site, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Site and response rates.
Browser or Device Information. Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version, and the name and version of the Site you are using. We use this information to ensure that the Site functions properly.
Physical Location. We collect the physical location of your device by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower, or Wi-Fi signals. We use your device’s physical location to provide you with personalized location-based services and content. We also share your device’s physical location, combined with information about what advertisements you viewed and other information we collect, with our marketing partners to enable them to provide you with more personalized content and to study the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. In some instances, you can allow or deny such uses and sharing of your device’s location, but if you do, we and our marketing partners may not be able to provide you with the applicable personalized services and content.
Device Fingerprinting. To be able to offer you content that we believe may interest you based on your activity on the Site, and for fraud prevention and authentication purposes, we may also use other technologies that are similar to cookies. For example, we may gather device attributes and combine information collected by most browsers or automatically through your device to create a unique ID that identifies your browser or device to us with reasonable certainty. In this context we may collect, use, and combine the following information:
- Number of visits
- Last visit
- First visit
- External IP address
- Internal IP address
- Screen resolution
- Geolocation (latitude/longitude based on IP address)
- Device performance benchmark
- Device bandwidth benchmark
- Device user-agent (browser type, version)
- Device capabilities (Modernizer string for browser capabilities)
- Device operating system
- Device plugins installed
- Browser language
- Flash enabled or disabled
- Device time on file
- Keywords used if coming from search engine
- Pages visited
- Length of visit
- Referral page
- Mouse cursor position
- Mouse clicks
- Page scroll position
3. HOW DO I MANAGE COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES?
You can change your settings for cookies and similar technologies by clicking “Cookie Setting” option available at the bottom of each webpage.
In addition, you can refuse or accept cookies from the Site at any time by activating the settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen.
Please refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.]
You can withdraw your consent at any time through our cookies setting option available on the home page. Please note that this will not fully remove the cookies that have already been set on your device. You can delete cookies that have already been placed on your device by following these instructions:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended. Please contact us at GDPR.Info@snaeurope.com if you have any questions or concerns.
If you want to clear all cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, here is a link where you can download a program that will clean out tracking cookies: