2. What are cookies and similar technologies?
2.1 Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your device’s memory. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or another identifier. A cookie will also contain information about your device, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Site.
3. Who can place cookies on my device?
3.1 First-party cookies. First-party cookies are placed on your device directly by our Site. We use first-party cookies to, for example, adapt the Site to your browser’s language preferences and to better understand your use of the Site.
3.2 Third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are placed on your device by our selected partners and service providers. COSMOSS uses third-party cookies to, for example, measure user numbers on the Site.
4.2 We use the following cookies:
(a) Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site, use the shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
(b) Analytical or performance cookies. These cookies are used for analytics purposes including allowing us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors use the Site. This help us customise and improve our services and user experience on the Site.
(c) Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
(d) Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
5. How long do the cookies last?
5.1 The lifespan of the cookies we use differs depending on the category of cookies. For example, session cookies only last until you close your browser.
6. How can I control cookies?
Setting your preferences
6.1 You can set and modify your cookie preferences at any time by changing your browser setting.
Browser and device controls
6.2 Some web browsers provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. The procedure for managing cookies is slightly different for each internet browser. You can check the specific steps in your particular browser help menu.
6.3 You may also be able to reset device identifiers by activating the appropriate setting on your mobile device. The procedure for managing device identifiers is slightly different for each device. You can check the specific steps in the help or settings menu of your particular device.
7. What happens if I disable cookies?
7.1 The changes you make to your cookie preferences may make browsing the Site a less satisfying experience. In some cases, you may even find yourself unable to use parts of the Site.
7.2 Note that if you use browser or device controls and/or if you delete or clear cookies on your device after you have modified your cookie preferences, the next time you visit the Site our cookies banner will appear and you will need to select your preferences again.
8. Need more information?