A cookie is a small text file (a few bytes) exchanged between a website and its browser. It is usually used by the website operator to store information needed to improve your experience of the website.
We want you to be aware of how we use these technologies, so in this section we will explain how they work and what options you have regarding their use.
The types of cookies that are used on this site are as follows
From the first time you log in, cookies allow the site to function correctly and allow you to view content on your device, recognising the language and market of the country you have chosen to connect from. If you are a registered user, they will allow us to recognise you and access the services offered in the dedicated areas. Navigation cookies are technical cookies and are necessary for the site to function.
This type of cookie allows the site to recognise you each time you access the site. They allow us to offer you a better and more personalised service. For example, they remember that: you no longer want to see the email capture popup; if you have left a comment on a blog or an article; your vote on an article.
Functional cookies are not essential to the operation of the site, but they improve the quality and experience of browsing.
These cookies are used by Google Analytics and the in-house search engine.
These cookies are used by Google Analytics and the internal search engine and are used to: collect data in an anonymous and aggregate form; process statistical analysis of how users navigate the site across computers, the number of pages visited; process the number of clicks made on a page while browsing the site, as well as reports on demographic data (such as gender, age and interests).
They are used to collect data about how visitors (not just those who are registered) use the site and thus enable us to
improve the site’s appearance and navigation.
These cookies are needed to allow your social account to interact with our site.
For example, so that you can express your appreciation and share it with your social friends. Social network cookies are not necessary for browsing.
For more information on the social networks’ cookie usage policies, you can consult their respective privacy and cookie policies:
Display advertising cookies
We sometimes use independent advertising companies to serve advertisements on our Site.
These companies may recognise or place a specific cookie on your computer or mobile device. These cookies (known as third-party cookies) are used to send you the ads that are most relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the frequency with which an ad is served to you and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They store that you have visited a site and this information is shared with other organisations, such as advertising companies.
Google Analytics functions implemented on the basis of display advertising (e.g. remarketing, Google Display Network impression reports, DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration or reports on demographic and interest data from Google Analytics and also those provided by third parties).
Using Ad Settings, visitors can disable Google Analytics for display advertising and customise ads for the Google Display Network.
Google and third-party marketing/retargeting cookies
These cookies are used by third-party vendors to display banner ads on other affiliate sites, showing you the latest products you’ve looked at on the site. To carry out this activity
activity, we use both proprietary cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third party cookies.
Third party’ cookies are the direct and exclusive responsibility of the third party. You will find below the names of the third parties who manage them and for each of them the link to the page where you can receive information about their processing and express your consent.
Necessary cookies (11):
Cookie name Provider Purpose Expiration
akavpau_ppsd paypal.com This cookie is provided by Paypal. The cookie is used in the context of transactions on the website: the cookie is required for secure transactions. Session
enforce_policy paypal.com This cookie is supplied by Paypal. The cookie is used in the context of transactions on the website: the cookie is required for secure transactions. 1 year
l7_az paypal.com This cookie is required for the PayPal login function on the website. 1 day
PHP_SESSID group-rs.com This cookie is native to PHP and allows websites to store serialised status data. It is used to establish a user session and to transmit status data via a temporary cookie, commonly referred to as a session cookie. Session
PrestaShop-# group-rs.com This cookie helps keep user sessions open while they are visiting a website and helps them place orders and many other operations such as: date cookie was added, language selected, currency used, last product category visited, last viewed products, customer identification, name, encrypted password, email linked to account, shopping cart identification. 480 hours
rc::a Google This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and robots. This is useful for the website in order to make valid reports on the use of the site. Persistent
rc::c Google This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and robots. Persistent
ts paypal.com Used in the context of the PayPal payment function on the website. The cookie is required to make a secure transaction via PayPal. Session
ts_c paypal.com Used in the context of the PayPal payment feature on the website. The cookie is required for a secure PayPal transaction. 3 years
__paypal_storage__ group-rs.com Used in the context of the PayPal payment function on the website. The cookie is required to perform a secure transaction via PayPal. Persistent
Marketing cookie (2):
Cookie name Provider Purpose Expiry
ads/ga-audiences Google These cookies are used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors who may convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour on the websites. Session
Google NID Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device when they return to the site. The ID is used for targeted advertising. 6 months
Statistics cookie (6):
Cookie name Provider Purpose Expiration
collect Google This is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Track the visitor’s device and marketing channels. Session
r/collect Google This is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Track the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session
_ga Google Registers a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
_gat Google Used by Google Analytics to limit the frequency of requests 1 day
_gd# Google This is a Google Analytics session cookie used to generate statistical data about how you use the website which is removed when you close the browser. Session
_gid Google Records a unique ID used to generate statistical data about how visitors use the website. 1 day
Choosing and managing cookies
Most browsers offer the ability to manage cookies in a way that respects your preferences.
Here are the pages where you can learn more about this for the most popular browsers:
To deactivate third-party cookies, you can also visit
or Your Online Choices at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.
If you do not want to receive interest-based ads linked to an advertising identifier on a mobile or tablet device, we encourage you to configure the corresponding setting on your device (usually found under the ‘privacy’ or ‘ads’ settings on your device).
You will continue to see advertisements on your device, but they will not be personalised according to your interests.
To disable the use of mobile device ID for targeted advertising, you can also visit http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices.