If you'd like to use our shopping cart system for your order, please
make sure Cookies are enabled in your browser settings (default for most
What are Cookies?
Cookies are files of 4K maximum size (usually a lot smaller). They are
transferred from the server to your client (i.e. browser) and are stored
locally on your computer. There are two different types of Cookies, temporary
and persistant ones. A temporary Cookie will only last for the current session,
persistant Cookies are stored on your hard disk until their expiry date is
reached (or the browser kills it for other reasons, e.g. too much cookies
The great benefit of Cookies is the ability to "identify"
a visitor. The server loads the Cookie it has set in the previous session
and is thus able to reload stored settings for this particular visitor
(in this case the items in the shopping cart). You can leave the server
anytime without losing the data already entered.
There are still rumours being spread Cookies could be used to transfer
executables such as viruses to your hard drive. This is not the case,
Cookies can only hold a very limited character set, binaries cannot be
saved. But even if binaries could be saved (which is not true), those
programs would never be executed unless you do it yourself. The browser
doesn't care about the Cookies, they are just stored and sent, never
very easy to track visitors and analyze their actions. We do not log any
of your actions, only the items in the shopping cart are stored.
Our server uses a Cookie to store an ID code which is used to recognize
the visitor. It is a persistant cookie expiring
after one year (or earlier if you or your client software decide to
delete it). The items you put into the shopping cart are stored locally
on our server with your ID number. No other data will be
saved. Your privacy is fully respected on this server.
Our server will also set a Cookie if you change the default
language and/or currency. This will have no effect on your privacy,
the data stored cannot be used to identify a person.
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