What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small information. Cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us to make the website work properly, to make it safer, to provide a better user experience and to understand how the website behaves, analyze what works and where it needs to be improved.
You can find more information about cookies on Wikipedia.
Your consent applies to the domain www.alveare.ch and all other domain names and subdomains linked to the site. For third-party cookies, the respective cookie policies listed below:
- Google Analytics data privacy and security
- Privacy and terms for Google advertising
- Facebook cookies and other storage technologies
- About cookies by Instagram
How long do cookies remain stored?
The life cycle of cookies depends on their purpose. Our website uses session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies are only temporarily stored on your device. They do not have an expiration date and are deleted when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies are stored on your device for a certain period of time. They have an expiration date and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They provide certain information to the website each time you come back to visit it. Same thing happens every time you view a resource belonging to the website, even if you visit another site. If they have not been updated during a new visit to the website, these cookies are deleted when they expire.
Like most online services, our website uses first-party (strictly necessary) and third-party cookies for various purposes.
First-party cookies can be both persistent and session. They are managed by the owner of the website and are used, for example, to ensure the technical functioning of the website or to keep track of preferences expressed regarding its use.
The third-party cookies used on our websites belong to domains other than the one shown in the address bar. They include performance cookies and targeting cookies. Performance cookies collect information on how you use a website. These cookies do not collect information that personally identifies you as a visitor, even though they may collect the IP address of the device you use to access the site. Targeting cookies collect information about your browsing habits. They are usually positioned by ad networks like Google. Cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as media publishers.
What types of cookies do we use?
Technical cookies: they allow you to navigate and facilitate access and use of the website. Technical cookies can be essential or functional. The essential ones guarantee the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to access your account, add products to the cart and check out safely. Functional cookies help some non-essential features on our website. These features include embedding content such as videos or sharing website content on social media platforms.
Preferences cookies: they help us memorize your settings and browsing preferences such as language preferences in order to have a better and more efficient experience in future visits to the website.
Statistical cookies: they store information such as the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. This data helps us understand and analyze the performance of the website and where it needs improvement.
Advertising cookies: they are used to personalize the advertisements that we show you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these advertising campaigns. The information stored in these cookies can also be used by third-party ad providers to show you ads also on other websites on the browser.
Social network cookies: allow you to share website content with other users. These cookies are typically used to activate the “Like” or “Follow” functions of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and others. These functions allow social networks to identify their users and collect information even while browsing other sites.
How can I control the cookie preferences?
If you decide to change your preferences later during the browsing session, you can click on the “Cookie settings” tab on the screen. This will again display the consent notice which will allow you to change your preferences or completely withdraw your consent.
In addition, different browsers offer different methods of blocking and deleting cookies used by websites. You can change your browser settings to block / delete cookies. Here are the guides to managing cookies of the main browsers: