What does the Cookie Legislation entail?

Legislation on the subject of cookies has been in force since 5 June 2012. The act states that visitors to websites must be adequately informed of the use of cookies (i.e. small text files stored on your computer that contain information pertaining to your visit). Businesses are also obliged to explain the purpose for which cookies are being utilised. The ACM is the body supervising compliance with the Cookie Legislation.

Cookies are safe

First, it is important to know that cookies will not damage or affect your computer and personal details. Their sole purpose is to make it easier for visitors to use the website (e.g. remembering the products added to shopping carts or viewing anonymous click behaviour to improve the website).

Why does Libéma use cookies?

Libéma uses cookies to improve the experience of visitors to its website, and to be of service to the user. Libéma uses cookies for the following three reasons:

1. Google Analytics: during your visit, a cookie is placed to anonymously register your visit. This will help Libéma to collect statistics intended to analyse the use of the website. Any adaptations to improve the ease of use will be investigated on the basis of these figures. They are also used to give popular pages a more prominent place, for example. The purpose here is to ensure the most pleasant possible user experience.

2. Remarketing: cookies are placed for the purpose of relationship marketing, i.e. to remind you several times of our products and/or offers by way of banners during visits to other websites. This takes place at locations made available by Google, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Blocking cookies

Should you object to the use of cookies, you can deny cookies access to your computer by changing a few settings. In respect of cookies, you can:
1. Remove them manually
2. Remove them automatically
3. Reject them

1. Removing cookies manually: Remove cookies at any time you choose.

IEUnder Tools | Internet options | tab General: delete browsing history
FirefoxFirefox bar | options | tab Privacy | clear individual cookies | clear all cookies
ChromeSettings | display advanced settings | under privacy: clear browsing history | clear cookies and other site and plug in data | clear browsing history

2. Removing cookies automatically: Always have cookies removed automatically when you are finished using the Internet.

IEUnder Tools | Internet options | tick the box ‘delete browsing history on exit’
FirefoxFirefox bar | options | tab Privacy | select from the list under history ‘use adapted settings for history’ | tick the box ‘always clear when quitting’ | settings | tick the box ‘cookies’
ChromeOptions | display advanced settings | settings for content | delete cookies and other site data when closing the browser.

3. Rejecting cookies: You can reject all cookies, but this will result in many sites not working properly. For this reason, it would be better to reject cookies selectively. You can, however, deny third party cookies access to your PC.

IEUnder Tools | Internet options| tab Privacy | under settings, click on ‘advanced’ | tick the box ‘cancel automatic cookie processing’ | go to ‘direct cookies’ and tick the box ‘accept’ | for ‘indirect cookies’, tick the box ‘block’.
FirefoxFirefox bar | options | tab Privacy | select from the list under history ‘use adapted settings for history’ | untick the box ‘accept cookies from third parties’.
ChromeOptions | tab Advanced options | settings for content | select ‘cookies’ on the left and tick the box ‘block all cookies from third parties with no exceptions’.