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These cookies are used by partners of so that you will see advertising banners for when you visit other websites, displaying the latest products which you looked at on . When you browse at , these cookies are also used to show you products that may be of interest or similar products to the ones you looked at before based on your browsing history. The use of these cookies does not involve the processing of personal data, but it may allow a connection to your computer or other devices and to trace saved data: these cookies connect to the browser installed on your computer or other devices, which you used while browsing our website.
How can I disable cookies?
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can also choose not to accept them. We do not recommend disabling this feature as it may prevent you from moving freely from one page to another and benefiting from all the special features on the website. If you do not want your computer to receive and store cookies, you can alter the security settings on your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.). In any case, please note that certain parts of our website may only be used in full if your browser accepts cookies; your choice to remove and reject cookies may negatively affect your experience of our website. If you wish to alter your cookie settings, go to the settings menu on your browser. You will find some brief instructions below on how to perform this function in four of the most common browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Click on the ’Tools’ icon in the top right corner and select ’Internet options’. Select ’Privacy’ in the pop-up window. Here you can adjust your cookie settings.
Click on the spanner in the top right corner and select ’Settings’. Then select ’Show advanced settings’ (’Under the hood’) and change the ’Privacy’ settings.
Select ’Options’ from the drop-down menu in the top left corner. Select ’Privacy’ in the pop-up window. Here you can adjust your cookie settings.
Select ’Preferences’ from the drop-down settings menu in the top right corner. Then select ’Security’ and here you can adjust your cookie settings.
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