This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
Due to recent changes in law, all websites who operate across certain parts of the European Union are required to obtain explicit consent using or storing cookies (or similar technologies) on your computers or mobile device
This document provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using those cookies.
## What is a cookie ?
A cookie is a small text file placed by a website in your browser.
It allows websites to recognise your browser on subsequent requests and to store website information within the web browser.
Cookies may be stored directly by the website that you visit (first-party cookies) or by third-party services that the website your visit depends upon (third-party cookies).
## What cookies do we use ?
When you visit *Connecthings websites, the following cookies may be used:
* Session cookies
These allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session.
A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window.
Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
* Functionality cookies
These are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
We use Functionality cookies to remember settings you've applied.
* Analytics cookies
These cookies remain on the browser for the period of time specified in the cookie.
They allow to measure performance and usage of our sites so we can improve our services.
*Connecthings uses only anonymous data to compute aggregated indicator (unique visitor count...).
* Targeting cookies
These are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons.
Third parties provide these services in return for recognizing that you have visited our website.
You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may prevent us from offering you some services or targeted advertising.
## Your choices
Cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
Most web browser settings are configured by default to accept both first-party and third party cookies.
We recommend that, for the highest functionality of our website, you accept the default configuration of your web browser.
However, you can adjust those settings to decide for yourself which cookies to accept or reject.
You can also manually delete all cookies currently stored.
Note however, that deleting or deactivating types of cookies will likely prevent our services from operating correctly.
* Firefox : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/protect-your-privacy/cookies
* Chrome : https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
* Internet Explorer : http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings
* Safari : https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
* Opera : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html