1. WHAT’ S A COOKIE?
Cookies are simple text files downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or page, so the website can recognize your device the next time you visit. They’re essential for easy navigation, making your experience faster, easier, and more personalized.
2. TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookies are used for multiple reasons:
a. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are the most important cookies because they are essential for the operation of the site. You need them to move around our website and access many of our basic features. If you opt to disable these cookies, you will not be able to access or use all of the features of the site.
b. Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. They record information about choices you’ve made on our website. Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g. language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g. by personalising a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.
These cookies are automatically deleted after 1 month.
c. Performance / Analytics Cookies
We use performance/analytics cookies to analyse how the Website is accessed, used, or is performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Website. For example, these cookies allow us to:
- Better understand our Website visitors so that we can improve how we present our content;
- Test different design ideas for particular pages;
- Collect general and not personalized information about Website visitors such as what browsers they are using;
- Identifying the devices used by Website visitors;
- Determine the number of first-time users of the Website;
- Improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur; and
- Conduct research and diagnostics to improve offerings.
These cookies are deleted automatically after 2 years if you no longer visit the site.
d. Targeting (Marketing) cookies.
These cookies are used to:
- deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests;
- limit the number of times you see an advertisement;
- help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign; and
- understand people’s behaviour after they view an advertisement.
They are usually placed on behalf of advertising networks with the site operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a site and quite often they will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
You can opt-out of each cookie category (except mandatory cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button.
Within these four categories, cookies are classified as either session or persistent cookies. “Session” cookies are temporary and once you close the browser window, they are deleted from your device. “Persistent” cookies remain on your device for a longer period and are used by the website to recognize your device when you return.
3. COOKIES AND THIRD PARTIES
These are deleted automatically after 2 years if you no longer visit the site.
4. HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES
Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful; otherwise you should use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web
If you only want to limit third party advertising cookies, you can turn such cookies off by visiting the following links:
Your Online Choices (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ )
Network Advertising Initiative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/ )
Digital Advertising Alliance (http://www.aboutads.info/consumers )
5. CHANGE OF THIS POLICY
We may change this policy to reflect changes in legal framework and in our practices and services. We suggest you to visit from time to time this policy for updates.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers www.allaboutcookies.org and /or https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.