Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites. This helps us provide a better experience when you browse our websites and allows us to improve our websites and services.

To ensure we abide by obligations, including those effective in the European Union, SYMPAQ obtains website users’ explicit consent in connection with using or storing cookies (or similar technologies). Website users may determine the scope and nature of the cookies enabled during their website visits and may change preferences at any time. Consent for non-Required cookies may be withdrawn at any time; however, if website users choose to comprehensively disable or block cookies, it may degrade the performance of or result in not being able to access all or parts of our websites.

This Policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using those cookies. For more information regarding data collection and processing activities that may apply to users of our websites, please see our Privacy Policy. For a detailed list of the cookies we use, please reference the “View Cookies” drop down for the select cookie category on the Cookie Preferences center.

For further information about this Policy, please contact this info@sympaq.com

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your internet browser or on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that can then be transferred from your computer’s hard drive to a third party. Unless you have blocked the use of cookies, SYMPAQ may set cookies on your computer or mobile device in accordance with the Cookie Preferences.

First-party cookies

First-party cookies are ones that are created by a website that the user is currently visiting (e.g. cookies placed by this website).

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are those cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, that cookie would be a third-party cookie.

Session cookies

Cookies that are set by a domain other than the one of the website the user is visiting are referred to as third-party cookies. A third-party cookie is one that is created when a user accesses a website and another organization does so through that website.

Required cookies

These cookies allow websites to work properly while offering services, allowing users to navigate and access key features (like secure areas and shopping baskets). The desired services cannot be performed without these cookies. The purpose of necessary cookies is not to collect user data for marketing purposes or to keep track of your online movements, nor do they do so.

We might make use of these necessary cookies to:

  • Identify you as being logged into our websites;
  • When we make any modifications to the functionality of our websites, make sure you connect to the appropriate service; and
  • Direct users to specific applications of a service.

The use of our websites requires acceptance of Required cookies; however, if you block or deactivate these cookies through your browser settings, your usage of our websites may be hampered, including how well our website security features will function while you are visiting.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies provide us the ability to monitor and analyze website activities in order to improve user experience and grasp user interests. Cookies that are used for functional purposes collect information on how you use our websites, including which pages you visit and whether you run into any problems.

We use Functional cookies for:

  • Web Analytics: To provide statistics on how our websites are used;
  • Error Management: To help us improve our websites’ performance by tracking and measuring any errors that occur;
  • Testing Designs: To test different designs of our websites; and
  • Remembering preference settings you have applied, such as layout, text size, preferences and colors.

Third parties handle some of our functional cookies on our behalf. We do not, however, permit any third parties to utilize functional cookies for any other reason save those mentioned above. Through the Cookie Preferences or your browser’s settings, you may manage whether or not these cookies are launched, although doing so may have an impact on some services and targeted advertising.

Advertising cookies

Cookies for advertising are connected to third-party services like “Like” and “Share” buttons. These services are offered by third parties in exchange for their knowledge that you have visited our websites. These cookies and/or device identifiers may be used by third-party suppliers, like Google, to provide adverts based on your previous user behavior. Please see Google’s Ad Settings for more information on how to object to the use of cookies or device identifiers by Google. As mentioned below, you may also utilize your settings to limit how device IDs are used.

We use Advertising cookies to:

  • Link to social media platforms (like Facebook), which may use information about your visit to our websites in the future to target adverts to you on other websites; and
  • In order for advertising companies to show you adverts that you might be interested in, we must provide them information about your visit to our websites.

Deleting and blocking cookies

By refusing to allow all or certain cookies to be placed on your computer or mobile device, you may disable cookies through the settings of your internet browser. However, you might not be able to access all or portions of our websites if you use your internet browser settings to prevent all cookies (including those necessary for the website(s) to function). As mentioned above and described in the Cookie Preferences, our website will automatically launch Required cookies as soon as you visit it unless you have modified the settings on your web browser to prevent cookies from being sent.

The Cookie Preferences, as previously mentioned, allow you to regulate the kinds of cookies that are allowed.

Visit AllAboutCookies.org for more information on removing or disabling cookies.

How to turn cookies off

You may alter your cookie settings in the popular web browsers. Your internet browser’s ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu will normally contain these settings. The websites below may be useful for understanding these settings. If not, try your internet browser’s ‘Help’ option to get more information.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari