We want to make your online experience through our website interactive, informative as well as supportive. We use cookie techniques to achieve this and follow the EU “Cookie” Law which came into effect on 25 May 2012.
According to the Directive 2009/136/EC according to article 5 (3):
“Member States shall ensure that the storing of information, or the gaining of access to information already stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is only allowed on condition that the subscriber or user concerned has given his or her consent, having been provided with clear and comprehensive information, in accordance with Directive 95/46/EC, inter alia, about the purposes of the processing. This shall not prevent any technical storage or access for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary in order for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide the service.”
The list of countries where the article 5 (3) is not applicable are:
Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain.
What are cookies?
Cookies are nothing more than tiny bits of text stored on your device by your web browser, containing information set by websites such as your session token, user preferences, analytics information or anything else that the website needs to keep track of you from one request to the next.
What different types of cookies are there?
Below are examples of the most common types of cookies that can be found on many websites.
First-party cookies: First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting. They can only be read by that site, i.e. cookies placed by Supacell when you visit a Supacell website.
Third-party cookies: Third party cookies are set by a different website to the owner of the website you are visiting, i.e. social media sharing buttons (e.g. Tweet Share, Facebook, Google+ etc.)
Session cookies: Session cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies have a longer expiration date than session cookies and don’t get deleted after the browser is closed. They are activated each time the user revisits the website that created the cookie. i.e these type of cookies can be used to store data for your preferences.
GEO targeting cookies: Completely anonymous and used for identifying the country that the user comes from.
Advertising cookies: These cookies are anonymous and they store information about the content that the user is browsing. They are used by advertising networks to serve relevant ads to the user.
Google analytics cookies: These are completely anonymous as they do not recognise the true identity of the user. The cookies are solely used to collect information on how a user uses the website, which pages they use more often, from which country they come from etc.
You can block all cookies or some of them using browser settings for example:
(b) In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”. In the Privacy section you will find “History”. Change it to “Use custom settings for history” and un-check “Accept cookies from sites”.
(c) In Chrome you can block cookies by clicking on the "Spanner", icon in the top left corner of your Chrome browser then,“Settings”, then “Show advanced settings” – under “Privacy” click on “Content settings” under “Cookies” and select "Block sites from setting any data”. You can also block just the third party cookies by checking the box with option “Block third-party cookies and site data”.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
(a) In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files. You can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
(b) In Firefox you can delete cookies by first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data”. (This setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.
(c) In Chrome you can delete cookies by clicking on the "spanner", then “settings”, then “show advanced settings” – Under privacy click on “content settings” under “cookies” select “Clear cookies and other site and plug-in data when I close my browser”.
Blocking or deleting cookies however may hamper the usability of a website. Set up may change with future versions of browsers. For other browsers, please see the browser website help section.