WHAT ARE COOKIES?
‘Cookies’ are small data files, used as unique identifiers. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. A cookie contains anonymous information and is sent from the server of the website you are viewing to your computer or mobile phone. It will be stored on your device and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Sent cookies may be sent back to the website’s servers with updated data as you browse the website Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by organization which are not the owner of the website you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). For example, they may be set by other websites which run content on the page you are viewing or by a third-party analytics company. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from other website and these sites may also set their own cookies. A website might use a third-party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising. These cookies may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.
There are two main types of cookies, described below:
1. SESSION COOKIES
This type of cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed.
2. PERSISTENT COOKIES
This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used to identify you from one browsing session to the next, for example, to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.
Please find further information about octopus’s Cookies policy, in addition to our Privacy Statement, below:
WHAT KIND OF COOKIES ARE USED BY OCTOPUS?
Information collected by the cookies may include e.g. the following type of information (this depends on the cookie in question): device type, unique browser identifier, IP-address, unique cookie identifier, browser type, language, country, operating system, system settings, information about your interaction with our sites such as purchases, indicated preferences and click behavior.
We do not control the functioning of cookies from third-parties (Such as PayPal and credit card companies). The respective third parties are responsible for such cookies and for their own data processing.
OCTOPUS USE THE FOLLOWING COOKIES:
1. ESSENTIAL COOKIES
These session cookies are essential in order to help you to move around on the website and use basic functions (e.g. the shopping basket). These cookies are required to enable core site functionality.
2. PERFORMANCE COOKIES
These session cookies collect information on how visitors use the website in an anonymous and aggregated form. They are used to analyze and improve how the site works.
3. FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES
These persistent cookies allow the site to remember choices made by you (e.g. username, language or the territorial region) and thus they provide more personal features. They can be used to provide services you have asked e.g. watching a video
4. ADVERTISING COOKIES
These persistent cookies can be first-party or third-party and are used to deliver ads more relevant to you. They will also limit the number of times you see a particular ad as well as they measure the effectiveness of the ad campaigns. They remember your device’s visit in the site and help to understand shopping behaviors and thus to improve our site and provide ads and offers of interest. Further, they enable you to like or recommend us on social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) and help you to rate and review our products.
Third-parties may share their advertising cookies with several sites and they may enable us and/or third-parties to recognize those sites visited. Advertising cookies enable the provision of relevant ads in our and third-party sites based on the data obtained from those third-party cookies. Third party advertising cookies and services, used by us, include for example Google Ads, Facebook, Bing Ads, Yahoo! Ads and Instagram Ads.
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES AT ANY TIME?
You can change your browser settings to delete or prevent certain cookies from being stored on your computer or mobile device. The ‘help’ section in your browser should provide information on how to manage the cookie settings in the browser. However, it should be noted that the blocking of cookies might affect site functionality.
If you want to accept only cookies by us but not the cookies from third parties, you can typically (depending on your browser) select from your browser settings “Block third-party cookies”.