What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit a website. The cookies send information back to the originating website or another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies can be permanent or temporary.
The cookies we use on our websites can be categorized as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to fully experience the website and use the features and functionalities available to you, such as access to secure areas of the website.
We use this type of cookie to handle user registration and login. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies can be either permanent or temporary. In short, without these cookies our websites won't work properly or won't be able to provide certain features and functionalities.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages are visited most often, in order to provide a better user experience. These cookies do not personally identify individual visitors. We use these cookies to:
· provide statistics on how our websites are used
· measure the delivery and performance of our advertising campaigns
These cookies could be permanent or temporary cookies, first-party or third-party cookies.
These cookies can be used to limit the number of times you see an ad as well as help manage the delivery of advertising campaigns. Advertising cookies are also used to customize the advertising across the website and make it more relevant to you.
Advertising cookies are placed by third parties such as advertisers, ad platforms and their agents, and can be permanent or temporary cookies. They are related to advertising services provided by third parties on our website.
Other third-party cookies
On some pages of our website we may have content from third-party services or sites. Please note that we do not control any cookies which are used by these services and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.
How to manage & remove cookies
1. Accept or block cookies
2. Adjusting your settings on different browsers
When it comes to the management of cookies, each browser is set up in a different way. This will be covered by your browser's help menu, which will tell you how to adjust your cookie settings. Click on the relevant link below to access detailed information regarding cookie settings – should your browser not be mentioned here, we invite you to look into the possibilities such a browser offers to adjust your cookie settings:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
3. Other ways to block cookies
Depending on the type of cookie, there are other ways of managing cookies that do not involve adjusting your browser's settings.
a. Block audience-measuring cookies
Audience-measuring cookies have been placed on our site by Google Analytics. You can block these specific cookies by clicking on the deactivation link below, downloading the add-on and installing it on your browser.
Google Analytics deactivation link: Deactivate Google Analytics
Please note that the add-on will save a cookie on your device, but that cookie will be used only to prevent your browser from transmitting data to Google Analytics.
For more information on deactivating Google Analytics and installing the browser add-on, click here: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics
b. Block social network cookies
To block cookies used by social networks (e.g., via sharing buttons), follow the instructions in the links below:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work without allowing them. Cookies used:
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 and see how visitors move around the site.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.