More information about cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored onto your terminal equipment (computer or mobile device) when you visit certain websites. At Gecko-steamer we may use similar techniques, such as pixels, web beacons, device fingerprints, etc. For the sake of consistency, all these techniques combined will be hereafter referred to as “cookies”.
Why are cookies used?
Cookies may be used for many different purposes. In the first place, cookies can be required to make the website function properly. For example, without cookies it would be difficult to make a website remember that you have logged in, or which products you have put in your shopping cart. These are called required cookies.
Cookies can also be used to analyse how a website is used, to count the number of visitors, to learn how the website may be improved. We do not link the website usage statistics and other reports to individual people. These cookies are called analytics cookies.
Thirdly, social media cookies are used to enable integration of social media into the website, so that you can immediately like or share a page or product on your favourite social media service.
How can I make choices about cookies and my privacy on Gecko-steamer websites?
Gecko-steamer websites offer you the possibility to set your preferences regarding cookies. By clicking ‘Cookies’ you can choose which types of cookies you would like our website to use. You can change your preferences at any time. Under Cookie Settings you can also find a list of all cookies within each category (required, analytics, social media, targeted advertising).
Please note that using the Cookie Settings on our website may not result in the deletion of any cookies that have already been set. You can do that via the settings of your web browser as described below, after you have changed your Cookie Settings on our website.
If you are visiting a Gecko-steamer website targeted at visitors outside of the EU, you may use the settings of your web browser to make choices about cookies and privacy.
How to manage or disable cookies in your browser
Please be aware that Gecko-steamer currently does not make use of a technical solution that would enable us to respond to your browser's 'Do Not Track' signals. Besides using the Cookie Settings section on our website, you may manage your cookie settings in your browser settings at any time. Please be aware that your browser settings may not offer you the same ease of use as the Cookie Settings on our website. If you simply disable all cookies or all of our cookies in your browser settings, you may find that certain sections or features of our website(s) will not work, because your browser may prevent us from setting functionally required cookies. Therefore, it is recommended to use the Cookie Settings on our website instead of disabling all cookies via your web browser.
You may find further information on how to disable cookies or manage your cookie settings for the browser that you use from the following list:
Cookies that ensure that the website functions properly (required cookies)
Cookies that enable us to measure website usage (analytics cookies)
Our website may use analytics cookies for:
Cookies for sharing the content of our website via social media (social media cookies)
These cookies may make it possible for:
These social media parties may also collect your personal data for their own purposes. Gecko-steamer has no influence over how these social media parties make use of your personal data. For more information regarding the cookies set by the social media parties and the data that they may collect, please refer to their own privacy and cookies policies. Below we have listed the privacy statements of the Social Media channels that are used the most by Gecko-steamer:
Cookies for displaying targeted advertisements and content (targeted advertising cookies)
In order to tailor information and advertising to your interest and relevance, we try to acquire an understanding of your likely interests on the basis of your visits and surfing behaviour on the Gecko-steamer websites and other third party websites.. Based on these interests, we develop a segmented profile and then adapt the content and the advertisements on our website for various groups of customers.
Third parties that set cookies via our website may also try to find out what your interests are in this way, and this information may also be used to present you with content or advertisements that appear more likely to be of interest to you on other, non-Gecko-steamer websites. In this case, the information about your current website visit may be combined with information from previous visits to websites other than ours.
Even if these cookies are not used, please note that you will be provided with advertisements on our site; however, these advertisements will not be tailored to your interests. These advertisements can, for instance, be modified according to the content of the website. You can compare this type of content-related Internet advertisements with advertising on television. If, say, you are watching a cookery programme on TV, you will often see an advertisement about cooking products during the advert breaks while this programme is on.
We may use targeted advertising cookies for:
Gecko-steamer may amend this Cookie Notice from time to time, for example, because our website or the rules relating to cookies change. We reserve the right to amend the content of the Cookie Notice and the cookies included in the lists at any time and without notice. The new Cookie Notice will be effective upon posting. If you do not agree to the revised notice, you should alter your preferences, or consider stopping using the Gecko-steamer websites. By continuing to access or make use of our services after the changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Cookie Notice. You can consult this web page for the latest version.
If you have any further questions and/or comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or surf to our contact page.