What is a cookie?
hightechfactory.com uses the following cookies:
1. Functional cookies (essential cookies)
- store settings to ensure optimal video playback, e.g. the desired buffer size and your screen’s resolution data;
- access your browser settings to optimally display our website on your screen;
- avoid overloading our website to keep it accessible at all times.
2. Analytical cookies: Google Analytics
Google places cookies via our website as part of its Analytics service. We use this service to track how visitors use our website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google has a legal obligation to do so or if these third parties process the data on Google’s behalf. We cannot influence this process. We have not given Google permission to use the Analytics data it collects for any other Google services.
The information collected by Google is anonymized as much as possible. The user’s IP address is explicitly not included. The information is transmitted to and stored on Google’s servers in the United States. Google has stated its compliance with the Safe Harbor principles and it is affiliated with the United States Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor program. This means that appropriate security measures have been taken for processing personal data.
- track the number of visitors to our web pages;
- track the duration of each visitor’s visit to our web pages (visitors are not identifiable);
- determine the order in which a visitor visits the various pages of our website;
- determine which parts of our website are in need of optimisation;
- optimise our website.
3. Tracking cookies: Social media
These cookies therefore make it possible to directly share some of the content on our website via social media as long as the user is logged in to their social media account. When it comes to the cookies that the various social media networks use and the data they may collect with them, we also refer to the privacy statements issued by the parties themselves on their own websites; see the links below. Note that these privacy statements are subject to change and High Tech Factory has no influence on their contents.
Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies
If want to enable or disable cookies or change your settings, you can do so via your internet browser’s settings (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome). More information about enabling and disabling cookies and deleting them can be found in your browser’s user manual and/or via its Help feature. These instructions differ depending on the browser you use. You can choose to activate your browser’s “do not track” features.
Deleting and accepting tracking cookies and third-party cookies
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties that e.g. show relevant advertisements on our websites that are tailored to your preferences. You can delete these cookies altogether via Your Online Choices to ensure that they are not placed back by a third-party website. Using your browser’s settings, you can decide whether to accept cookies and if so, which ones. Where to find these settings differs per browser. You can learn more about the settings and what they mean via your browser’s Help feature.
Refusing specific cookies
If you refuse (certain) cookies, you may not be able to (fully) utilise our website’s features. Note that refusing cookies does not mean you will not see any advertisements at all. Your browser will still display ads; the only difference is that they will no longer be tailored to your wishes and preferences.