Last updated: 06/02/2024
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file (typically numbers and letters) that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. your computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website using that device. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit – and they are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.
Neither cookies nor flash cookies we use can be used to access or use other information on your computer, other than information related to your usage of the Website. Cookies help us to monitor the traffic to the Website, improve our services and make it easier and/or more relevant for your use. Based on your active and clearly given consent we may use flash cookies and third-party cookies to help us show you more relevant and desirable information.
Cookies are separated in the following categories:
i.First-party cookies – as the name implies, first-party cookies are put on your device directly by the website you are visiting i.e. the URL displayed in the browser’s address bar.
ii.Third-party cookies – these are the cookies that are placed on your device, not by the website you are visiting, but by a third party. This usually occurs when the website incorporates elements from other websites, such as images, social media plugins or advertising. When the browser or other software fetches these elements from the other websites, they can set cookies as well.
Some cookies are needed for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network – others may be necessary for the provision of a service over the internet, in which case they have to be used. These are termed as ‘strictly necessary’.
Other cookies may be desirable to improve your experience, such as performance and targeting cookies, in which case we will ask you for your consent to use them.
Cookies may either be deleted automatically when the user closes their web browser (so-called "session cookies") or stored on the user's computer to facilitate future visits to the Website (so-called "permanent cookies"). Permanent cookies will also be automatically deleted after a specified period of time. Flash cookies are a type of permanent cookie.
What cookies do we use?
The following types of cookies are placed on the Website: Necessary Cookies and Statistics Cookies. To better understand their provider, their purpose and how long data collected by cookies are kept, please see our cookie banner by clicking on the Cookie Preferences. The below provides further information regarding the cookies used on our Website (please note that the names of the cookies may change over time):
These Cookies are essential to enable you to navigate and use the features of the Website. Without these Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our services or features such as detecting whether the visitor has provided consent to certain cookie categories. The Website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. By law we do not need to obtain your consent in order to use these cookies.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular, see how visitors move around the site, and whether they clicked on a link. Furthermore, these cookies track the visitor across devices and marketing channels. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not consent to these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Website and will not be able to monitor its performance and enhance your experience.
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What are your choices regarding cookies?
When you visit the Website, you will be requested to manage your cookies preferences. We can store cookies on the user’s device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this Site, however, for all other types of cookies, we need to obtain the consent of the user.
How can I change cookie preferences?
Apart from setting cookie preferences from the Cookie Banner on our Website, you can control and/or delete cookies as you wish from your browser settings.
For details on how to control and/or delete cookies using your browser settings, please see:
To change your cookie preferences through our Cookie Banner, please click on the Cookie Preferences button which can be found at the bottom of each page.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer, and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionalities may not work.
Changes to this Policy
We may update this Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes to this Policy, we will let you know accordingly. However, it is advisable to regularly check this Policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.