A cookie is a small data file that is stored by the server of the Boss UK Ltd website on the hard drive of your computer or on a mobile device with Internet access, such as a smartphone or tablet. A cookie does not make your personal identity available, but it still allows us to recognize the computer or device you are surfing the Internet with.
For various reasons, Boss UK Ltd uses files that track data about your browsing session on its websites. These files are called 'cookies'. Cookies can be divided mainly into two types which we have clearly distinguished: functional cookies and performance cookies. Functional cookies must meet technical requirements and are used to ensure a stable and secure connection with the website. Performance cookies store some of your preferences to make your surfing session easier, faster and more easily. They are also used in order to offer goods and services, and to keep track of statistics. Our purpose with these cookies is to make our website user friendly and to offer the best possible service during your visit to the site. They allow us to optimize our site.
What types of cookies exist?
Besides the legal distinction between functional and performance cookies, cookies can be divided into categories according to their origin, function and longevity.
- First-party cookies (cookies direct): These cookies are placed by Boss UK Ltd when visiting one of our sites.
- Third-party cookies (cookies indirect): These cookies are placed by a third party when you visit one of Boss UK Ltd website, such as cookies placed by Google, Twitter or Facebook ...
- Functional Cookies: These cookies ensure the proper functioning of the website. These include login cookies, registration cookies, and cookies for language preferences. Functional cookies are first-party cookies.
- Performance Cookies: These cookies are used on the website for statistical, social or commercial purposes or to establish general visitor profiles. The purpose of performance cookies is basically to make your visit to a website easier, more convenient and enjoyable. Performance cookies can be both first-party and third-party.
- Cookies placed for statistical purposes, allow the site administrator to see which web pages you have visited and to locate the computer or device you use geographically, eg. Google Analytics.
- Cookies set for social purposes allow users to share website content on social networks, eg. Twitter, Facebook, ... if they want
- Cookies set to profiles allow the site administrators to create user profiles to display advertising that fits their main interests, for example. DoubleClick cookies
- Cookies keep track of the ads for advertising purposes that were shown during the surf sessions of the user, and how often they were shown. Some of these types of cookies are used by Google Analytics. Convenience cookies allow both first-party and third-party cookies.
- Persistent cookies: also called 'tracking cookies', do not disappear when you exit your session, but remain on your hard disk for a certain time or until you delete them.
- Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that allow visitors to navigate the site quickly and easily during a surfing session. A surfing session begins when a visitor opens the browser window and ends when the user closes the window. All session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Session cookies are usually functional cookies.
More information about cookies
On http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ you can read more about cookies. The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), an alliance of online advertising, offers lots of useful information and advice on behavioural targeting and online privacy http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.
delete cookies in your browser
You can at any time adjust your browser settings to remove, accept or reject cookies. These settings can usually be found in the menu 'Options' or 'Settings' on your browser. For more information about these settings, check the Help tab in your browser.
Delete cookies in Internet Explorer
Go to Tools> Internet Options> General tab. Under Browsing History, click Delete. You might not want to remove everything. Ensure that cookies is checked at least and click Delete.
Delete cookies in Firefox
Go to Tools> Options> Privacy tab. Click Clear your recent history. Under details you can specify what you want to delete exactly. Flag any Cookies. You can also specify how old cookies are. Choose All.
Delete cookies in Chrome
Click the three dashes top right. Go to Options> Advanced Options tab. Under Privacy, click Clear browsing data ... ensure at least that cookies and other site data removal is checked. You can also specify how old cookies are. Choose All.
Delete cookies in Safari
Go to Preferences> Security. (The Action menu is located right corner of the Safari window, and looks like a gear.). Click Show Cookies. Select one or more cookies and click 'Delete' or 'Delete All'.
Delete cookies in Opera
Click Opera at the top left. Click on Settings> Privacy & Security. Click "Clear browsing data." Make sure 'Delete cookies and other site data "is on. Click Clear browsing data.