- What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are saved on your computer when you surf websites. They contain information related to your browser and the sites you surf. Cookies consist of 2 parts: the name and the content. They are saved in a specific folder on your hard drive and each have a unique ID and duration. When you return to a site, the cookie allows it to recognize you and continue the history. Some cookies delete themselves when you leave the site, others stay on your computer as long as you do not delete them.
Cookies are not active programs; they are therefore not harmful to your computer. They are not always used for commercial purposes either. Some are used to facilitate surfing; they avoid having to enter certain data at each visit (log in, screen settings). Which Internet pages are visited? How many? What is the route used to get there? How long does the visitor stay on the site? Based on these results, the site can be modified according to the interests and needs of the visitor. For example, by displaying personalized information.
- What are the different types of cookies?
There are generally two types of cookies:
Original cookies: these are direct cookies. They are created by a site to improve the functioning of a web page. They are used to manage the technical component of a site, such as choosing the language or saving products in a virtual shopping cart in a webshop. They are generated and installed by the visited site.
Third-party cookies: these indirect cookies are generated and installed on your computer by a third party other than the site visited. They record the surfing behavior of an Internet user. Examples: social media like Facebook and Twitter, but also Google Analytics. It is the most widely used system for measuring site visits. It is especially for this type of cookies that site owners must ask Internet users for permission before installing a cookie, in accordance with the law in force since 2012.
This does not differentiate between original cookies and third-party cookies. The internet user’s authorization is the only distinguishing criterion. The cookies that are necessary for a site to function do not require authorization. In all other cases, authorization is required.
- What type of cookies do we use?
Original and third-party cookies.
The VE-Lifestyle e-shop mainly uses original cookies. They are meant to make surfing easier. We use them to record certain information, such as the pages visited and the duration of the visits. In order to better surf our websites from your computer, tablet or mobile phone, it is better to accept cookies.
The VE-Lifestyle e-shop also uses third-party cookies: those from Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free service from Google that collects website statistics and analyzes them in detail. The site manager thus has a clear idea of the flow of visitors, the sources of traffic and the page views. It is thus possible to modify all or part of a site depending on the results and the interests of Internet users.
- How to manage cookies?
By adapting your browser settings. You can choose to block all cookies or only accept cookies from specific sites.
Will a blockage affect your ease of navigation in the VE-Lifestyle e-shop? Yes and no. You can still browse our site even if you have disabled all or some cookies. However, you will only be able to navigate to certain personalized pages of our websites by accepting cookies. Your navigation will generally be less easy if you refuse all cookies. Some parts of the site will not work. In other words, it’s best to avoid blocking cookies completely.
Below you will find an overview of the possibilities that browsers offer to manage cookies.
Open your browser. Click on the Chrome menu and then choose settings. Click on Show advanced settings and then in the “Confidentiality” section on the Content settings button. In the “Cookies” section you can adjust the settings and delete cookies.
Open your browser. Click on Tools and then on Internet Options. Click on the “Confidentiality” section and choose the desired level with the cursor. You can also adapt it manually by clicking on Advanced. A distinction exists between permanent origin cookies (first party cookies), permanent third party cookies (third party cookies) and temporary cookies (session cookies). Deleting cookies can be done through the main Internet options screen.
Open your browser. Select Privacy. Set Firefox to Use custom settings for history. To enable cookies, check Accept cookies. To disable cookies, uncheck the box. Firefox offers you the possibility to deactivate third party cookies. In addition, you can also set how long cookies can be saved. By clicking on Show cookies, you can delete one or more cookies.
Open your browser. With Safari, cookie management is limited to one screen. In the Preferences tab click on Privacy. You then have three different ways of accepting cookies. Via Show cookies you can delete cookies.
Open your browser. Click on the Extra menu and then on Preferences. Via Advanced and Cookies you can adjust the cookie settings. You have the option of automatically deleting new cookies when each Internet session is closed. In addition, you can decide the fate of each cookie sent to your computer. To do this click on Ask me before accepting cookies. Each time a site wants to save a cookie then a dialog window appears.