H.M. HOUSEMARKET (CYPRUS) LTD holds a strict policy for the protection of privacy of www.ikea.com.cy visitors. In this note you we provide you with more information on how we use “cookies” as well as other automated means in order to collect certain information regarding the visitors of our webpages, such as the number of visitors of our webpages, through any kind of browser and device used. Upon collection of this information we learn to adjust better our webpages and our advertisements to our visitors.
Cookies and other Automated Means for the Collection of Data
The Web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs) are usually transparent images of graphics uploaded in a webpage. The Web beacons are used in combination with the cookies in order to register the activity of the visitors in the websites.
IP and URLs Addresses
The IP address is a unique locator used by certain electronic devices in order to be detected and contact each other in the Internet. When you visit our webpages, we can see the IP address of the device you used in order to connect to the Internet. We use this information in order to specify the general geographical location of the device and comprehend from which geographical areas the visitors of our webpage are coming. We can use this information in order to change the presentation method of our webpage so that we can improve your visit.
The URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a unique locator or address for any media in the internet and, basically, it means the address of the webpage you visit. We shall use this information so that we can find out which webpages are most visited as well as the way you use to surf in our webpage.
What kind of cookies we use?
In our webpages we use the following cookies:
Absolutely Necessary Cookies
The absolutely necessary cookies are of vital importance for the proper function of the website, they allow you to surf in the website and use its options, as well as they give you access to secure areas, registration forms, list of beloved persons, use of the basket for purchases and for security reasons. These cookies do not recognize your personal identity. Without these cookies we cannot offer an effective function of our website.
Cookies of performance and analysis
These cookies collect information about the way the visitors use the website, which pages they visit more frequently and if they receive error messages from the webpages. These cookies collect consolidated, anonymous information, which do not identify any visitor. They are used exclusively for the improvement of the performance results of a webpage and allow us to collect information regarding the rate of using our webpages, including the content you choose during your surf in our webpages, in order to measure the effectiveness and the interaction of the consumers with the webpage as well as to improve our pages in due course. These cookies can be provided to us by third parties-providers of analytical tools but only used for the purposes related to our webpage.
Cookies for targeting/advertising
These cookies are used for the provision of content which suits you and your interests better. They may be used for the sending of targeted advertisement/offers, the limitation of advertisement presentations or the measurement of the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. These cookies can be used in order for us to remember the websites you have visited so that we can determine which online marketing channels are more effective and allow us to praise webpages of third parties and external partners who forwarded you to us.
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