Since the new telecom law came into effect on 5 June 2012, every website is legally obliged to inform the user about the nature of the cookies delivered and to request permission for their use. By means of the cookie bar that appears at the top of the screen during your first visit and this page we want to give you clarity about exactly what the cookies do and how you can delete them.

What is a cookie?

We make use of cookies on this website. A cookie is a simple small file that is sent along with pages from this website and stored by your browser on your hard drive from your computer. There are many negative comments about cookies, but the majority of these files are used purely to make a website work properly and to keep your experience with the website optimal. A cookie is not a virus or something in this direction and can not install viruses on your computer or retrieve sensitive information. Virtually all websites on the internet use cookies. So it is a very important part of the browsing experience.

Use cookies

HomeCinema Magazine does not store personal information in cookies and does not allow third parties to do so. No personal information, such as a telephone number or an e-mail address, can be derived from our cookies. We think it is very important that you know which cookies our website uses and for what purposes they are used. We want to guarantee both your privacy and the user-friendliness and the financing of our website as much as possible. Below you can read more about the cookies that are used by and through our website and for what purposes.

Functional cookies

We use cookies to facilitate logging in to the website, facilitating the posting of comments (eg remembering your e-mail address) and remembering your settings / preferences for certain functions and pages. You can disable these cookies via your browser but this can negatively affect the functioning of our website. For example, you can not compare tablets anymore.

Delete / block cookies

These cookies can only be blocked via a setting in your browser. These are allowed according to current legislation as they do not track information about you as a person.

Most cookies that we place (there are only a few) are therefore to optimize your experience with the website and are used purely for this purpose. A few cookies are used by advertisers. This allows ads to be placed as described below.

Cookies for advertisements

To keep our website running we are largely dependent on income through advertising. With your permission our advertisers place “tracking cookies” on your computer. They use these cookies to keep track of which pages you visit in order to build up a profile of your online behavior. This profile is also built on the basis of comparable information that they receive from your visit to other websites on which they advertise. This profile is not linked to your name, address, e-mail address, etc., but only to match advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant as possible to you.

Delete / block cookies

We only use Google Admanager, also known as Dart for Publishers, and Google Adsense. In order to no longer have these cookies placed, you can unsubscribe yourself from Your Online Choices . This applies to all websites that you visit.

Cookies for Affiliate

We also use price comparisons that you can find under articles and on product pages, and of some affiliate advertisements that you sometimes see on the side of the website. When you click on one of the stores from a price comparison or one of these ads, a cookie is left on your computer. This cookie (without personal details) can be followed so that it can be seen whether someone has actually bought something. The advertiser can then see the amount and link it to the click that came from us. This is all information that we (and the affiliate link provider) get to see, without information about IP addresses, names or addresses. The reason for this cookie is that in this way it can be determined how much we earn by forwarding a potential customer,

Delete / block cookies

These cookies are placed by the advertiser / website you are visiting. You can then have the cookies removed or not placed there.

Cookies for social media buttons

Like almost every website, we also use so-called social media buttons. These are buttons with which you can easily share interesting content via Google+, Facebook and Twitter. The functioning of these buttons uses cookies from the social media parties, so that they recognize you the moment you want to share an article or video.

Delete / block cookies

These cookies can only be blocked via a setting in your browser and via the settings of your own social network with, among others, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Cookies for statistics

In addition, a cookie is placed by Google Analytics to provide our website statistics. This way we can check how many visitors are coming, which articles are popular and, for example, whether many people come via an Android device. On this basis we can improve the website and add new functions. The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is emphatically not given. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Delete / block cookies

These cookies that are placed by Google Analytics have been modified so that no information about your IP address is stored. In short, the information is anonymous and therefore also permitted.

More information

If you have questions about this cookie policy, please contact us.