Data Collection and Cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information that is deposited by our server when you visit our website and is stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. This makes it easier for Amelans to identify you, to personalise your experience when you visit our website and to analyse web traffic. You can configure your browser not to accept cookies, although this may hinder the functionality and enjoyment of the website. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you chose to share with us.

Further information on what cookies are can be found here.

How we use cookies and other data

When you visit we use cookies to keep track of what you have searched for previously to help you when you return to the site. These cookies have a validity of 3 months. Continue to use the site as normal if you’re happy with this, or read on to find out how to manage cookies.

Additionally when you visit our website, we store web server logs which show your IP address, which gives us information such as which pages you looked at, whether the page request was successful or not and which browser you use to view the page. The use of this data is purely for statistical purposes.

What are Cookies used for?

Cookies used do not contain personal data. The cookies contain only a unique number and, in case of multi variate testing, a number indicating which version of the website has been presented and when that occurred. There are several other cookies on this website, which are all session based and will therefore become inactive when you leave this web site.

Third Party Cookies

From time to time we may run online marketing campaigns through a third party. If you have visited the site previously you may be re-targeted with an advertisement from Amelans.

Why we use Cookies

We monitor how many people use the site and what they use. We do this to improve the digital experience. We use a variety of different tracking tools which use cookies to recognise returning visitors. These tools help us provide you with the information that you may be searching for.

What cookies do we use?

The following is a list of cookies currently employed on the website :

Cewed_cookie_policy Our privacy policy cookie
PHPSESSID Session Cookie
__CT_Data This cookie is used to count the number of pageviews or visits of the anonymous visitor for the purpose of enabling the ClickTale software to track the number of pageviews or visits a visitor made on Amelans website.
WRUID This cookie is used to anonymously identify a visitor of Amelans for the purpose of enabling the ClickTale software to track such visitor’s actions across the website
__utma Google Analytics
__utmb Google Analytics
__utmc Google Analytics
__utmz Google Analytics


How do I delete my cookies?

The use of cookies is optional. You have the option not to use cookies by changing your browser settings or by deleting them from your temporary Internet files.

The Help menu on the menu bar of most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of’s most useful features and we recommend that you leave these turned on. If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

Should you however wish to delete or turn off cookies, further information can be found here.