Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. This policy also tells you what types of cookies we use, i.e. what information we collect from cookies and how that information is used.

For information on how we use, store and secure your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded into your browser and can be read out the same way.

Cookies are used for various purposes and can therefore be roughly divided into two groups: Cookies that are “strictly necessary” and cookies that are not absolutely necessary. The first group includes cookies that ensure that a website works as expected. Possible uses for the second group include: understanding how the website works; providing better usability; understanding how you interact with a website; or placing personalized advertisements.

Which cookies do we use?

Hartmann Books only uses cookies that are “strictly necessary” in accordance with Art. 5 Para. 3 of the ePrivacy Directive in order to provide an “explicitly requested” service. These cookies therefore do not require your consent. Further information on this can be found in the Directive on privacy and electronic communications (Directive 2002/58/EC).

In detail, we use the following cookies (names in brackets):

  • a cookie that the website uses to check whether your browser allows cookies to be saved (wordpress_test_cookie),
  • a cookie that the website uses to remember the language you have chosen (German or English) when you change pages (pll_language),
  • several cookies to ensure that the shopping cart you have filled works as you expect (woocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, wp_woocommerce_session_xyz123*),
  • a cookie that allows the website to recognize you when you change pages when you log in with your user account (wordpress_logged_in_xyz123*),
  • a cookie from the payment service PayPal, which is set as soon as you go to checkout and which ensures that you pay for the correct shopping basket (paypalplus_session_v2),
  • a cookie that the Web site uses to remember that you have already seen the cookie banner (displayCookieConsent).

In addition, the payment service provider PayPal uses various cookies for the payment process when switching to its website where you make the payment.

(* “xyz123” is only an example of a random long string of numbers and letters)