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What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. When you visit our site, strictly necessary cookies will be placed on your device. You can change the cookie settings that will be placed when you visit our website by changing the settings on your browser or by visiting the Cookie Preference Centre by clicking on the Cookie button at the bottom of this policy.
First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by www.polynique.com).
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What cookies we use
The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:
- Strictly necessary
Strictly necessary cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.
We use these strictly necessary cookies to:
- Make sure you connect to the right service on the website when we make any changes to the way it works
If you prevent these cookies, we can’t guarantee how the website or the security on the website will perform during your visit.
Performance cookies collect information about how you use our website – e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users, and measure how effective our content is.
We use performance cookies for:
- Web analytics: Provide anonymous statistics on how our website is used (analytics tools: Google Analytics, Alexa Analytics).
- Error management: we improve the website by measuring errors that may occur.
Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
We use functional cookies to enable us to provide you with enhanced functionality and personalisation. These cookies may be set by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
If you do not add these cookies then some of these services may not function properly.
Some cookies may fulfill more than one of these purposes
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