Information on cookies
What are cookies, and for what are they used?
A cookie is a small text file saved by the web browser on the user's device. The cookies contain an anonymous individual identification using which we can identify and count the browsers visiting our websites. We also use cookie-like technology, Web Storage API, or web beacons (such as pixels) for storing similar identifiers. In this information the term ‘cookie’ is used to cover all technologies that function like cookies.
From time to time, our web pages also contain web beacons set by our cooperation partners and downloaded from such partners´ servers. Web beacons are used for advertising and marketing purposes; they help us compile statistics on how often an advertisement gets clicked and how often that led to a purchase transaction taking place on our or the advertiser's web pages. Cookies set by third parties may follow the user through the websites of S Group and monitor the user’s activities on various web pages.
Managing cookies and data protection
S Group facilitates user management of cookies. Cookies come in four categories. Necessary cookies and performance cookies are on by default. Necessary cookies are essential for the functioning of a website, and cannot therefore be turned off. Using the management tool, the user can separately turn off performance cookies. The use of necessary cookies, performance cookies and web beacons is based upon the legitimate interest referred to in the legislation on data protection.
Cookies relating to targeting and advertising are on, if the user agrees to that. In that case we also identify the user logging on and match the browsing history of the user with the co-op member and customer register of S Group on websites where cookie approval of S Group is in use. More detailed information on data protection in S Group.
The processing of personal data in targeting cookies and advertising cookies is based upon the consent of the user. The user may change the settings of the consent in cookie management. Users can transfer to cookie management through the link below. The changes will not affect data already gathered. To review the digital footprint relating to targeting cookies and advertising, users should log in on .
|Type of cookie||Purpose of cookies and data protection|
|Necessary cookies||Necessary cookies are cookies that facilitate the use of a service, and process information that is fundamentally important for the operation of the service. This includes information on language settings and other settings of the web service, the contents of the user's shopping cart or the login information.|
|Performance cookies||Performance cookies and analytics cookies are set on your device. Using performance cookies we can improve the user experience and usability of our services. Analytics cookies identify returning users and facilitates analysis of the usage of the site. Using analytic cookies we can identify users logging in on S Group web services.|
|Targeting cookies||Targeting cookies are cookies produced for web services and set by S Group. Using targeting cookies we can offer you individualized services and content, e.g. special offers. Using cookies we gather information on what kinds of content, services and products interest you.|
|Advertising cookies||Advertising and marketing cookies are set for commercial purposes. Using advertising cookies we are able to show you advertising on other sites and in social media.|