EU legislation requires all website operators to inform website visitors about their usage of cookies and similar technologies, e.g., pixels, (hereinafter “cookies”) and to collect the user’s consent to such cookie usage.
If you are visiting https://www.vkpublications.com for the first time, you will see the website’s Cookie Banner and, when you click on Cookies Settings, you will be directed to the Privacy Preference Centre. Here you can execute choice and control over the cookies dropped on your device.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text that hold information about you, your web browser, and your behaviour on the Internet. They are stored on your PC or device, which can be used by websites or web apps to optimise your online experience and make the web site more useful to you.
Cookies are very useful in enabling an internet site to recognise you when you visit a particular page and enhance your user experience by improving your browsing comfort, and/ or adapting the content of a page to your areas of interest.
Cookies used on the Website include those that are essential for access and navigation, that track usage (performance cookies), your choices (functionality cookies), and provide you with targeted content or advertising.
We may use the information we receive from cookies for the following purposes:
- To recognise your device when you visit the website
- To track you as you navigate the Website, and to enable the use of e-commerce features
- To improve the usability of the website
- To analyse website usage
- Website administration and development
- To personalise the website for you, including targeting products and ads that are of particular interest to you.
Information on the Types of Cookies that are used on this Site
The details of the types of cookies that are used on this Site as well as other relevant and useful information on the Cookies are provided here. You can also find more information on the Cookies when you click the pop-up window.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are required to navigate the website and operate basic e-commerce functions. if you are logged on and to obey regulations that apply to us Examples- login cookies, shopping cart cookies or cookies to remember your cookie settings. Without these cookies, certain basic functionalities cannot be offered. Strictly necessary cookies are always active and will be placed without your consent.
If you are a customer, they help us know who you are and so that you can log on and manage your accounts. They also help us keep your details safe and private. To the extent that information processed in connection with strictly necessary cookies should qualify as personal data, the legal ground for that processing is Linde’s legitimate interest to operate the website (Art. 6 (1) lit. (f) GDPR).
Third Party Cookies
When you use the Website, third party cookies may also be sent to you. Our advertisers, partners and service providers may send cookies to you and use the information they receive to:
- To track your browser across multiple websites
- To create a profile for your web surfing
- To target specific interest products and ads
These Cookies are necessary to enable you to navigate through the Site and use its features. These cookies also allow the Site to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session.
These cookies are used to remember things like-
- Your User ID on the login page.
- Your region or country.
- Your preferred language.
- Accessibility options like large font or contrast pages.
These cookies allow the site to remember your choices and provide more personalised features to you. And improve our products as per those choices.
If you do not want cookies to be placed on your device, you may set your preferences regarding Cookies by clicking “Cookie Preferences” on the bottom of each webpage. You can change your preferences at any time; also, you can withdraw the consent you have previously given by accepting the cookies.
If you wish to remove previously stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent this Site from placing further cookies on your device, until and unless you adjust your “Cookie Preferences” choice as described above.
What happens if you reject cookies?
If you decide to reject cookies that require consent, we will accept your decisions and not use such cookies. If you decide to withdraw your consent, we ensure that your withdrawal is respected when you visit a subsequent webpage and hence, we will no longer deploy cookies which were active based on our genuine and legitimate interest when you initially visited our website not cookies that require consent. We will delete them whenever this is technically possible and if they are first-party cookies. This means, however, that in the case of functional cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of all the features and functionality of our website. Doing this, however, it prevents us from being able to learn what you like or do not like about our website so that we can make it better. Please note that we cannot delete third-party cookies, if you wish to delete third-party cookies, you need to this in your browser settings. Please note that if you want to withdraw your consent to cookies for marketing purposes, this does not mean that you will see less advertising. It just means that the advertising you see will not be as customised to your needs.