It is very important to us that you know what cookies our website uses and for what purposes. This contributes to the protection of your privacy, while the usability of our website is guaranteed as much as possible. Below you can read more about the techniques used by and through our website and the purposes for which they are used. This is only a statement about privacy and our use of website techniques and is not a contract or agreement.
What are cookies, web beacons and similar techniques?
A cookie is a small data file, stored on your computer in the web browser, when certain web pages are visited. A cookie does not contain or collect information by itself, but when read by a server through a web browser, it can provide information to facilitate a more user-friendly service, such as error detection. We do not keep a cookie longer than necessary.
Web beacons are small graphic images (also called “pixel tags” or “clear POISONs”) that may be installed on or in our websites, communication services, applications and other tools used. Web beacons are used for various purposes, including measuring the performance of our websites, tracking the number of visitors to our websites and how to navigate them accordingly.
Under similar information storage techniques, we understand other technologies that store information on your browser or device and use local shared objects or local storage. Examples include flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies and other web application software methods.
For convenience, we use the term cookie in our policy to cover the total scope of cookies, web beacons and similar techniques.
To use our website fully, you must have cookies enabled. If you do not want to enable cookies, you can still browse the site; however, certain features of the site may be limited.
You may notice the presence of different types of cookies during your visit to this website. We use the following types of cookies:
These cookies are required to enable you to browse the Steppi website(s) and to use the functions of the website, such as accessing protected areas of the website.
Without these cookies, such features, including shopping baskets and electronic payments, are not possible.
We may use these cookies for:
Authenticating users for secure login;
Remembering products you add to your basket during your online purchase;
Remembering information you enter on different pages when paying or ordering, so you don’t have to fill in all your details again and again;
Transferring information from one page to the next, for example, when completing a long survey or when you have to fill in a large number of details for an online order;
Saving preferences such as language, location, the number of search results to display, etc;
Saving settings for optimal video playback, such as buffer size and your screen resolution;
Reading your browser settings so we can display our website optimally on your screen;
Locating abuse of our website and services, for example, by recording several consecutive failed login attempts;
Loading the website evenly so that it remains accessible;
Providing the ability to store login details so that you do not have to re-enter them each time;
Enabling you to post a comment on our website.
Preference cookies allow the website to recognize information relevant to the behavior and design of the website, such as a preferred language and region.
These cookies collect information about the browsing habits of visitors to our websites, such as which pages are visited often and whether visitors receive error messages. This enables us to make the structure, navigation and content of the website as user-friendly as possible for you. We do not link the statistics and other reports to individual persons.
We may use these cookies for:
Tracking the number of visitors to our website;
Tracking the time each visitor spends on our web pages;
Determining the order in which a visitor visits our web pages
Assessing which parts of our site need improvement;
Optimizing the website.
We may use software such as Google Analytics to analyze page usage, page interactions, and the routes taken through our sites.
These are known as “website statistics” or “analytics”.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc (Google).
Ensuring that we have a “Processing Agreement” with Google;
Activating the anonymization of IP addresses in Google Analytics;
Sharing data with Google will not take place.
Google may only provide this data to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or to the extent that third parties process this data on Google’s behalf.
You can prevent the collection by Google of data generated by the cookie that relate to the use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the following plug-in for your browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
Our goal is to provide visitors to our website with the most relevant information possible.
We therefore strive to adapt our site as much as possible to each visitor. We do this not only through the content of our website, but also through the advertisements shown.
To make these adaptations possible, we try to get an idea of your possible interests on the basis of the Steppi websites you visit in order to develop a segmented profile. Based on these interests, we then customize content and advertisements on our website for different groups of customers.
We may use these cookies to:
track which ads you have already been shown, so you don’t always see the same ads;
Track how many visitors click on the advertisement;
track how many orders are placed through the advertisement;
the websites that record your visit and therefore assess your interests;
check whether you have clicked on an advertisement;
pass on information about your browsing habits to other websites;
using third-party services to show you ads;
displaying more interesting ads based on your social media usage.
Even if such cookies are not used, please note that you will receive ads on our site; however, these ads will not be tailored to your interests.
For example, these ads may be tailored to the content of the website. You can compare this kind of content-based Internet advertising to advertising on television. For example, if you watch a cooking program on TV, you will often see an ad about cooking products during the commercial breaks while this program is on.
Third parties who place cookies through our website may also try to find out about your interests in this way.
In this case, information about your current website visit may be combined with information from previous visits to websites other than ours.
Social Media Books
The articles, photos and videos you view on our website can be shared and liked via social media using buttons.
Cookies from the social media parties are used to make these buttons work, so that they recognize you when you want to share an article or video.
These cookies enable:
logged-in users of selected social media to share and like certain content from our website directly.
These social media parties may also collect your personal data for their own purposes.
Steppihe has no influence on how these social media parties use your personal data.
For more information about the cookies placed by the social media parties and the possible data they collect, please refer to the privacy statement(s) of the social media parties themselves.
Below you will find an overview of the privacy statements of the most important social media channels that are used the most by Steppi:
Steppi places and uses the functional cookies when you explore our website to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Only after you have given your consent, Steppi places the analytical, advertising and social media cookies. We offer you the choice to set your preference regarding the use of the type of cookies for the first use of the website. We save your preference for your next visit, but you can change your preference at any time.
How you can manage cookies
You can manage and/or delete cookies as you wish – see aboutcookies.org for more information. You can delete any cookies that are already on your computer, and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being used. However, if you do this, you may have to manually adjust certain preferences each time you visit a site and some services and features may not work.
Changes to the Policy.
Questions and Feedback
Please send us your questions and comments about cookies or privacy to firstname.lastname@example.org