- What are cookies, exactly?
- Cookies used
- Acceptance of cookies
2. What are cookies, exactly?
Cookies are small data or text files (computer code) which are automatically installed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use a (mobile) application. The cookie file contains a unique code with which a website can recognise your device and browser during the visit to the website or online service, or during successive, repeated visits. Cookies can be installed by the server of the website or app that you visit, but also by the servers of third parties that collaborate with this website or app.
In general, cookies facilitate and speed up the interaction between the visitor and the website or app and help the visitor to navigate between the various parts of a website or app. Cookies also allow the owner of a website or online service to know what device (PC, smartphone, tablet or other) visited certain pages of a website or viewed particular online ads. In this way, cookies help website owners to identify their website´s most popular pages and to make the website more user-friendly.
You can refuse the installation of cookies via your browser settings. At any desired moment you can also remove the already-installed cookies from your computer or mobile device, as follows (external links):
If you disable cookies, you must consider that certain graphic elements may look less nice than they would otherwise, or that you may not be able to use certain applications. Below you will find a list of all the types of cookies that Sarco uses on its websites.
4. Cookies used
Sarco makes use of functional, analytical and marketing cookies in order to ensure that your visit to the website takes place as optimally as possible and to improve our website and service provision for our visitors and customers. For example, certain cookies give us insight into how you use our site and how we can make the website and our services better and more customer-friendly. Below you will find a summary of the various cookies that Sarco uses on its website, based on the purpose for which they are installed.
4.1. Functional or necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary so that our website can function optimally and you can enjoy all of the functionalities that are associated with it. For example, these cookies ensure that you can log in to your account without having to enter your account data all over again each time, that your country and language preferences are retained, that your browser settings are stored for an optimal display on your screen, etc.
These cookies are installed directly by Sarco itself and are not shared with third parties; the necessary and functional cookies include e.g.: hasj_js or Drupal cookies.
4.2. Analytical cookies
These cookies are installed primarily by third parties; the analytical cookies include e.g.: Google Analytics, Google Tag manager, Google Maps.
For more information about the functioning of these cookies, please consult the privacy and cookie statements of these third parties, such as those of Google.
4.3. Marketing cookies
Marketing cookies keep track of which products and/or services were shown to you, how often, as well as those on which you have already clicked. In this way Sarco also gains insight into which ads or marketing communication actually led to an order, or when users most frequently react to marketing communication. This allows us to better evaluate the effectiveness of ads and the behaviour of users after having seen an ad.
These cookies are installed primarily by third parties; the marketing cookies include e.g.: Facebook Pixel, Google Advertising, Google Universal Analytics.
5. Acceptance of cookies
Most website browsers allow cookies to be disabled or refused. How you can do this depends on the specific browser that you use. You can generally find instructions to disable cookies under the ´Help´ menu of your browser. If you do this you can still use our website, but with more limited functionalities.
For more information about disabling cookies or (permanently) removing them, please consult the applicable hyperlinks under article 3.