Cookie policy

As your trust and confidence in POSIC is very important to us, we strive to respect the privacy and security of our users according to Swiss and European data protection rules and regulations. The cookies we use can neither read or search your computer, smartphone or web-enabled device to obtain information about you, nor access any material kept on your hard drive.

By using our website, you consent to our use of cookies and other means of identification and local storage (together referred to as “Cookies”) in line with this Cookie Policy. You can prevent cookies from being stored, at the cost of some of the website’s functionalities.

How and why we use cookies

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience when you visit our website. We use audience-measurement cookies to collect data on website traffic in an aggregated form, and to improve content and services for visitors. The data collected is used only for these purposes, and is not shared with any third parties.

How to control cookies and change your browser settings

If you've visited our website before, there may be previously set cookies on your device (search for “POSIC” in your cookies). You can delete all cookies that are already on your device, and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed.

For more information, please see your browser’s user documentation (help) to find out how to manage cookies, or visit

Types of cookies we use

The table below describes the cookies we use, and their purpose:

Cookie Name Description
NID NID cookie, set by Google. Used for advertising purpose.
1P_JAR 1P_JAR cookie, set by Google.This cookie collects statistics on website usage.
AEC AEC cookie, set by Google. AEC cookies ensure that requests within a browsing session are made by the user, and not by other sites. 
mage-cache-sessid mage-cache-sessid. Magento cookie. Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
_gid Google Universal Analytics cookies. registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 
_ga Google Universal Analytics cookies.The main cookie used by Google Analytics, enables a service to distinguish one visitor from another
recently_compared_product_previous Magento cookie.Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation.
_gcl_au Google Universal Analytics cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Used to distinguish users. _gcl_au cookie is created by google tag manager which is a first party cookie for conversion linker functionality. 
recently_compared_product Magento cookie. Stores product IDs of recently compared products.
mage-messages Magento cookie. Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages. The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper.
mage-cache-storage Magento cookie. Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables ecommerce functions.
searchsuiteautocomplete Magento cookie. Used for search .
OTZ Magento cookie.  Cookie used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors.
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation Magento cookie.  Forces local storage of specific content sections that should be invalidated.
product_data_storage Magento cookie. Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products.
recently_viewed_product Magento cookie. Stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation.
form_key Magento cookie. Stores randomly generated key used to prevent forged requests.
_gat_UA A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.
recently_viewed_product_previous Magento cookie. Stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation.
PHPSESSID Magento cookie. Your session ID on the server.
user_allowed_save_cookie Magento cookie. Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
_GRECAPTCHA This cookie is set by Google reCAPTCHA, which protects our site against spam enquiries on contact forms.
X-Magento-Vary Facilitates caching of content on the server to make pages load faster.
private_content_version Appends a random, unique number and time to pages with customer content to prevent them from being cached on the server.
DV This cookie is used to save the user's preferences and other information. 
store Magento cookie. The store view or language you have selected.
section_data_ids Magento cookie. Stores customer-specific information related to shopper-initiated actions, such as wish list display and checkout information.
__stripe_sid Stripe cookie used to process payments for our website. 
__stripe_mid Stripe cookie used to process payments for our website. 
mage-translation-file-version Magento cookie. Facilitates translation of content to other languages.Tracks the version of translations in local storage.
mage-cache-timeout Magento cookie. Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
mage-translation-storage Magento cookie. Facilitates translation of content to other languages.Stores translated content when requested by the shopper. 

Use of social media plugins

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network(s) in various ways. For these to work, social media sites including Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes, which are outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics. The information generated by the cookies (see above) – including your IP address – is transmitted to and stored by Google. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services relating to internet usage.

IP-anonymization (“IP masking” to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses) is activated on our website. Your IP-address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement in the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases – over which POSIC has no influence – will the whole IP-address be initially transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

You can also prevent collection of data by installing the deactivation add-on, for browsers, of Google Analytics. You can get this tool here

Links to other websites

If you follow a link from POSIC Sites to an external website, please be aware that the owner of the other website will have their own privacy and cookie policies.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Cookie Policy at any time.

Latest update: August 15, 2023