Privacy Policy

Privacy & Cookie Policy

We respect the privacy of visitors to this website and ensure that personal information you provide is treated confidentially.

Personal Data

Personal data is data you make available to us. For products, events, and our newsletter, we can ask for name, email, telephone numbers (on occasion). Other data are also automatically available, such as your IP address, website, and web browser. 

We only collect, process, and use the personal data you have made available to us for purposes within the framework of the applicable data protection laws.

Technical information required for the presentation of the website on your computer is stored anonymously and used for statistical analyzes to make our website and content effective. 


The data we collect using cookies helps us understand our users, members, and visitors better so that we can provide a better and more effective user experience. Using the knowledge of your previous visits to our website, we can improve your subsequent visit and experience; by using the AoC website, you’re consenting to our placing cookies on your device.

Why Do We Use Cookies?

We use cookies to make our website user-friendly. Generally, our cookies don’t store sensitive or personally identifiable information such as your name and address or credit card details. In the unlikely event that our websites use cookies to store personal information about you, AoC protects the personal data to prevent unauthorised use by anyone else.

The Main Types Of Cookies We Use Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. Because these cookies are strictly necessary we do not need to ask for your consent to use them.

Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. Some of these are analytics cookies, set using third party web analytics software, which allows us to understand more about how our website is used. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and does not affect your privacy. It is only used to improve how a website works. By using AoC’s website, you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.

Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver ads that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. 

3rd Party Cookies and Social Networks:  If you click on a hyperlink from the AoC Website to any third party websites (e.g. if you ‘share’ content from the AoC website with others through social networks), you may be sent cookies from these third party websites.  Third-party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies which we cannot control. Please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.