When you visit our websites, we may send you a cookie.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Please be aware that if you disable cookies, many services on our websites will not be available to you, particularly those that contain personalized content as outlined in the section Personalised content.
Types of cookies
When you visit one of our websites, we will attach cookies to your browser. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer or device.
Analytical Performance Cookies:
Polar uses these types of cookies to monitor our websites performance and how users may use it. These cookies provide us with information that helps us provide better products to our users and also to identify any areas that may need maintenance. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve the way our website works.
Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our websites. This can be anything from saving your username to remembering changes to a font size.
Behavioural Advertising Cookies:
Behavioural advertising is based upon your web browsing activity over a period of time – so it’s different to advertising you may see when you’re looking for something online using a search engine (e.g. Google) or on the website you may be visiting at a particular time. As an example, you may be doing research in order to buy a bicycle and read a number of different articles on a number of different websites. If a bicycle manufacturer was part of an advertising network, they may think that you are interested in buying a bicycle and serve you with one of their adverts for one of their bicycles. It is possible that from reading these articles elsewhere, you would see this advert on one of our or someone else’s websites. We cannot control nor do we have access to any cookies placed on your computer by third party advertisers and sponsors. We may also track IP addresses.
Sample information about the cookies we use and what they do is set out in the table below
There are some functions you can adjust. You are not obliged to accept cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. The browser you use to surf the web not only allows you to see the cookies that you have got but also allows you to control their use. You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or at all. It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device, however it has the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience.
There are different levels of control too. You are able to prevent just third party cookies being deployed, effectively opting out of behavioural advertising, and some even allow you to block specific companies you do not wish to deploy a cookie, instead of selecting all companies.
In order to manage your cookies, please follow the instructions provided by your browser supplier for your PC or device.:
The content on our websites and in our email communications may be adjusted depending on what we know about the content, products and services that you like. This means we can highlight content and articles that we believe will be of interest to you. Advertising content may be adjusted depending on personal information. In some instances, this targeted advertising may be created by third parties and the information will be collected and held by these third parties outside the control of Polar.
For more information about how you can exercise your rights with regard to cookies, please select your browser or device from the list below and follow the instructions:
- Browsers: Internet Explorer | Chrome | Safari | Firefox | Opera
- Mobile Devices: Android | Safari | Windows Phone | Blackberry
You will also be able to select your cookie preference on our website soon.