Due to recent legislative changes, all Websites targeting certain parts of the European Union are required to obtain your consent to the use or storage of cookies and similar technologies on your
8.3. Types of cookies Cookies can be divided according to their origin, their function and their life span. First party cookies are those cookies which are placed by a Website which is currently visited by the user (e.g. cookies placed by www.makeyourownspirit.com). Third-party cookies are those placed by a domain name other than that of the Website visited by the user. If a user visits a Website and a third party places a cookie through that Website, then this is a third-party cookie (e.g. cookies placed by Google, Twitter and Facebook). Functional cookies are cookies that ensure that the Website functions properly (e.g. cookies for log-in or registration, language preferences). Functional cookies are logically first party cookies. Non-functional cookies are cookies that can be placed for statistical, social, targeting and commercial purposes. They have nothing to do with the purely technical support of the Website. Cookies with static purposes make it possible to track which pages of the Website you visit, where your computer is located, etc. Social cookies enable the user to share the content of the visited Website directly with others through social media. Cookies with targeting purposes allow to build a profile based on your surfing behaviour, so that the displayed advertisements are tailored to your interests. Cookies with commercial purposes keep track of how many and which advertisements were shown to a user. Non-functional cookies can be first or third party cookies.
Permanent cookies: These cookies remain on the user’s device for the duration specified in the cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the Website that has placed this cookie (e.g. cookies placed by social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics etc). Most non-functional cookies are permanent cookies. Session cookies: These cookies allow us to simplify and link a user’s actions during a browser session. A browser session begins when a user opens the browser window and ends when they close the browser window. Session cookies are placed temporarily. As soon as you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. Most functional cookies are session cookies.
8.5. Changing your browser settings Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your web browser.
8.6. More information about cookies Useful information about cookies can be found here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ The association of digital marketers has drawn up a guide about online behavioural advertising and online privacy, which can be found here: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/