What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
One type of cookie will save a file permanently on your computer. It can thereafter be used to customise this website based on your choices and interests. Another common type of cookie is the “session cookie”. When you visit a website, session cookies are sent between your computer and the server to collect information. Session cookies are not saved after you close your internet browser.
There are also third-party cookies allowing third parties to download cookies to your device. They may be used to track your browsing history or allow you to send a page from our website to your social media accounts, such as Facebook or Twitter. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies used on our website
Necessary cookies are needed for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually a consequence of you requesting services such as; setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but then some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personal data.
Performance cookies allow us to count visits and traffic, which is an important source of improvement of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and to see how visitors move around the site. All the information that these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies your visit to our site will not be counted in our statistics and will not contribute to performance monitoring and improvement of the website.
Functional cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly. Third-party providers may process your information, including personal data, when these cookies are activated.
Targeting cookies may be set through our site by our advertising. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They are based on uniquely identifying your browser type and the type of internet device you use. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social media cookies:
Social media cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
Duration and amount
We only set the durations for our own cookies; the third-party cookies are set by the third-party providers. Please visit the external providers’ websites and read their cookie policies to find out more.
How to block and/or delete cookies
You are, when visiting LOTS Group website for the first time, we ask you to let us know your cookie settings. You can select your settings by clicking on “Cookie settings” and select or de-select your preferences. If you click on “Accept all”, all cookies will be accepted. The minimum amount of cookies that you’ll receive by browsing our site is the number of necessary cookies. You can also, in addition, if you do not wish to accept cookies change your web browser settings to automatically block the storage of cookies or to inform you when a website wants to store cookies on your computer. Previously stored cookies can also be deleted through your web browser. More information can be found through your web browser’s support pages. If you use several different devices to access our website (computer, tablet or smartphone), you will have to change the browser settings on all devices.
The list provided below contains the gross list of all cookies that can be obtained on all lotsgroup.com websites meaning that there will be mostly fewer cookies activated during your visit depending on your country and preferred website.
|lotsgroup-accepted||Saves if cookies accepted||User settings||lotsgroup.com||1 year|
|lotsgroup-analytics||Saves if user accepts analytics||User settings||lotsgroup.com||1 year|
|_ga||Stores a unique visitor identifier||Google Analytics||lotsgroup.com||730 days|
|_gid||Stores values for each page visited||Google Analytics||lotsgroup.com||1 day|
|_gat||Used to limit data on heavily trafficed sites||Google Analytics||lotsgroup.com||1 day|
Targeting & social media cookies
|Ads/ga-audiences||Used to build a profile of the visitors interests||google.com||Sessions|
Third-party privacy statements
If you are interested in reading about our third-party providers and their privacy statements, here are some quick links to get you going: