What is a cookie?
What are cookies used for?
Cookies have different functions and can be divided into three categories: functional cookies, analytical cookies and tracking cookies. Functional cookies are cookies that are required to enable the website to function. Examples include cookies that remember which language setting you have chosen and cookies that remember which products are in your basket. Analytical cookies are used for purposes that include measuring the quality and effectiveness of the website, such as by recording visitor statistics. Google Analytics is often used for this. Tracking cookies are cookies that record your browsing behaviour on a website in order to build a profile of you that forms the basis for displaying information which is relevant to you, such as adverts.
Which cookies does BOSS paints use?
BOSS paints uses various cookies on its website that have functional, analytical and tracking functions.
- recognising users and user permission
- remembering user preferences and settings, such as language settings, video settings, but also, for example, linking a profile photo to a user account;
- selecting and buying items on the website, registering browsing and purchasing activities and linking to user accounts;
- providing additional protection for user sessions (e.g. making an appointment, redirection from third-party websites) and managing sessions within the website;
- displaying personalised content and adverts, and alerting you about new information, items and services;
- displaying relevant adverts on partner sites;
- combining your browsing, searching and purchasing behaviour;
- enabling links to social media, such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube as well as related advertising services;
- performing general and functional analyses regarding use of the website;
- collating, analysing and managing user and usage statistics;
- monitoring the technical state of the website and optimising the website.
The BOSS paints website also contains functions that are outside the domain of BOSS paints and within the domain of third parties. From within these third-party domains cookies may also be installed which are not managed by BOSS paints. The privacy and cookie policies of the respective company apply to cookies from third parties.
Google uses this information to keep track of your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties if it is required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Google shall not combine your IP address with other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of the information by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Personally deciding which cookies to accept
In most cases, you can instruct your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you if a cookie is offered. You can then decide for yourself whether or not to accept the cookie. For the specific settings, please refer to your browser’s user manual, which can usually be found under ‘Help’ in the toolbar of most browsers.
Google Chrome example:
Click on the Chrome menu in the browser’s toolbar.
Click on Advanced.
In the ‘Privacy and security’ section, click on Content Settings ...
You can amend the cookie settings in the ‘Cookies’ section.
Internet Explorer 11.0 example:
Click on Internet options in the Tools menu.
Click on the Privacy tab.
You can now choose whether to allow, block or be prompted about cookies.
Click on OK to confirm the setting.
Click on the New Fx Menu button and choose Options.
Click on the Privacy panel.
Click on OK to confirm the settings.
Deleting cookies in Chrome:
Click on the little icon with 3 dots at the top right. Click on More tools > Clear browsing data... In any case, make sure that ‘Cookies and other site data’ is ticked. You can also indicate how old the cookies must be. Here choose ‘All time’
Deleting cookies in Internet Explorer:
Go to Tools > Internet options > General. Under Browsing history click on Delete. You may not want to delete everything. In any case, make sure that Cookies is ticked and click on Delete.
Deleting cookies in Firefox:
Go to Tools > Options > Privacy. Click on Clear your recent history. Under Details you can choose exactly what to clear. In any case, tick Cookies. You can also indicate how old the cookies must be.
Here choose ‘Everything’.
Where can I find information on updates to this policy?