What are cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are created when your browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website's server.
What cookies do we use and what information do they collect?
Below we have described the cookies used and the information collected by us using different cookie categories. You will find a comprehensive list of all our cookies by first clicking on the small cookie icon at the bottom left corner of our website, which makes the cookie banner reappear. Then click on the ‘Show details’ on the cookie banner and after that, click on each category to see the cookies listed under those categories.
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are required to enable core functionality. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as page navigation, logging in or filling in forms, cannot be provided. If you disable these cookies certain parts of the website will not function for you.
- Statistical cookies: These cookies help us improve or optimise the experience we provide. They allow us to measure how our website visitors interact with website and we use this information to improve the user experience and performance of website. These cookies are used to collect technical information such as the last visited website, the number of pages visited, whether or not email communications are opened, which parts of our website or email communication are clicked on and the length of time between clicks.
- Marketing cookies: We use these cookies to collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. We may share this information with other parties who help manage online advertising – please see the Section 4 below for more details.
- Unclassified cookies: We are in the process of classifying unclassified cookies together with the providers of the individual cookies.
In case we have collected (personal) information via our strictly necessary cookies as described in Section 2, we will process such information on the basis of our legitimate interest to provide the requested services on our website. Without these cookies the functionalities of our website would not work properly.
We use other types of cookies described in Section 2 only if you have given your consent to do so via a cookie banner that appears when entering our website. You can withdraw your consent and change your cookie settings by following instructions of Section 6 below. You can also at any time delete the cookies that have been set and change your browser settings and/or block all or some of any other cookies that are set on your device in the future through your browser settings, by following instructions of Section 7 below.
How long do we retain cookies and information they collect?
We use both session and persistent cookies:
- Session cookies are stored in memory for the duration of the session and removed once the user closes the browser.
- Persistent cookies are placed on hard drive of the user's computer and stored until they expire, or the user deletes the cookies.
You will find a comprehensive list of all our cookies, including their expiry times, by first clicking on the small cookie icon at the bottom left corner of our website, which makes the cookie banner reappear. Then click on the ‘Show details’ on the cookie banner and after that, click on each category to see the cookie information listed under those categories.
How can you change your cookie settings?
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the small cookie icon at the bottom left corner of our website which makes the cookie banner reappear. You can then activate or inactivate cookies used for different purposes, and then click on ‘Save Settings’. You can also decline all cookies. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. For more information on this, please see Section 7 below.
How can you block or delete cookies?
You may at any time block all or just third-party cookies completely by changing the browser settings on your computer, tablet or smartphone. The location of these settings will depend on which browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) and device (smartphone, tablet, PC, Mac) you are using. However, you should be aware that if you block all or just third-party cookies, there may be functions and services that you will be unable to use on the website (because these depend on cookies).
You can typically find this information under settings – Security and Privacy – but this may vary from one browser to another. Specify which device/browser you are using (click the appropriate link):
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Flash cookies
- Chrome, Android
Do you have any questions?