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Privacy & cookies

Coolproducts takes the privacy of its users seriously. We believe in safeguarding the privacy of our users while providing a personalised and beneficial service. 

All information we gather is processed in line with the privacy policy of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), which manages this website on behalf of the Coolproducts partners.

If you have any requests or queries at any time concerning your personal information or our practices, please contact us.

What information do we collect?

We collect personal information from you when you fill in a sign up form. We will not sell your details or them pass onto any 3rd party. We will use the data exclusively for the purposes stated on the website i.e. for keeping you informed on relevant news and updates on European ecodesign.

We also collect information automatically about your visits to our site, such as browsing patterns. However information collected in this way is only used in aggregate form rather than being linked to identifiable individuals.

How do we use it?

We use personal information collected via our website to process your enquiry and provide the most appropriate response. We may also use information in aggregate form to help us analyse, develop and manage the site.

Cookies – what are they?

Cookies are small files web browsers place on a computer’s hard drive. They are often used to help us authenticate users as well as to help websites to work more efficiently, and in some cases they are essential and fundamental to the operation of a website – essential scenarios include ecommerce, and while not strictly essential (per se) often website HTML forms will require the use of cookies to work properly. The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie name Purpose More information

Google Analytics:





These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Google Plus One: BEAT




Enabling Google Plus One to function, likely performing several functions. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google






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Stores non-personal data about use of Twitter on the website. Some cookies are only set when accessing itself

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Facebook cookies are related to many functions including storing the language and country you are browsing from, involved with ‘Facebook Like’ buttons, and involved with security to ensure your Facebook login is not being misused. If you do not use Facebook then our website will not place these cookies on your device.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Facebook


We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

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AddThis offers a platform of social sharing plugins and tools to enable consumers to enjoy the social web. In exchange for this free service, AddThis uses the anonymous social data created via their platform to enable publishers and brands to create a more personal and social web experience for consumers.

AddThis’ own privacy policy contains additional information and an option to opt out of their cookies. AddThis supports the Self Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising and is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). Using a tool created by the Network Advertising Initiative, you can opt out of several third party ad servers and networks cookies simultaneously. As part of the conditions of use of the AddThis service we are obliged to include the following legal notice:

We allow third-party companies, including AddThis, to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit

Read more on the privacy policy at AddThis 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the 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 To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit


This web site contains links to other sites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We recommend you read the privacy statements on entering other sites. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this web site.