Cookies Policy

This „Cookie Policy” applies to all visitors of https://car-fuses.com, an Internet web site.

The information presented herein is meant to advise visitors of car-fuses.com on the usage of “cookies” in regard to this “Website” and the services offered within.

Definition

“Cookie” is a term used to refer to cookie modules and similar technologies through which information can be collected and stored.

An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “browser cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small text file that contains alphanumerical data and is stored in the memory of computers, smartphones and other Internet-enabled devices. A cookie has two components: the name and the content.

Cookies are installed (set) through instructions sent by a web server to a web browser (the application used to access a web site, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) or by using a client-side scripting language (such as Javascript). Cookies are “passive” by nature, meaning they cannot contain software applications, cannot contain malware and cannot themselves access information from the device they are stored on.

By design, cookies can only be accessed by the same web site that installed them, whenever the user returns to that web site.

Cookie usage purposes

Cookies are used to improve the user experience of the Website, adapt some features to the preferences of each user, and ensure a smooth operation of the Website services. Specifically:

  • Comments a materials of the website
  • Anonymous web traffic statistics to the Website.
  • Delivery of online advertisements.

Cookie lifetime

Cookie lifetime can vary depending on their purpose. Based on lifetime, cookies fall in one of two categories:

  • Session cookies: stored temporary, deleted automatically when the web browser is closed
  • Persistent cookies: stored on the user’s device until a specific time (which can be minutes, days, or years in the future) or until deleted manually through web browser settings or specialized computer software

Third-party cookies

Some parts of the content shown on the Website can come from external sources, which can add their own cookies, called “third-party cookies”. Specifically:

  • Google Analytics: anonymous web traffic statistics (we use the following settings: anonymizeIP ON, Remarketing OFF, User-ID OFF) - details settings / opt-out
  • Google Adsense/Doubleclick/AdManager: online advertisements - settings 
  • _ga: Google Analytics, used to count sessions and unique users in web traffic statistics - details
  • _gid: Google Analytics, used to count sessions and unique users in web traffic statistics
  • _gat: Google Analytics, used to throttle requests to the statistics server
  • __gads/__gac: Google Adsense rate-limiting & performance - details

Types of cookies used on the Website

Strictly necessary cookies: used to enable core web site functionality
Performance cookies: used to facilitate usage statistics, including web traffic statistics
Advertising cookies: used to allow statistics on the performance of advertisemens as well as target advertisements based on user interests

Cookie management information

Disabling cookies makes the Website harder to use. Some features will be degraded while others will not work at all. For example, it is impossible to register or log in without cookies. This way, using the download basket or the watchlist features is no longer possible.

Nevertheless, users can configure their web browser to reject (or accept) cookies sent by specific sites. All modern browsers offer this functionality, which can be accessed through the “options” or “preferences” menu.

Disabling cookies will not stop advertisements from being show, but it might make them less relevant to users’ interests.

Useful links about managing cookies:

Additional information

For information regarding data collected by this Website and how collected data is used, see our Privacy Policy

Questions regarding cookie usage on this Website can be sent in written form, via email, to: [email protected]