1. Cookies – what are they?
A cookie is a small data file stored on your computer or mobile device at the request to your browser from a website when you visit this website. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preference for a certain period of time.
Most browsers allow cookies. However, users can set their browsers to refuse or remove them, if they wish.
Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser. They are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or until you delete them from your cache. They are called permanent cookies and enable certain information about your use to be recalled when you return to the website. A cookie can temporarily store anonymous information about the use and users of a website.
Some cookies are required in order to use a website, others allow customization and optimization of the displayed content, the collection of user preferences or the monitoring of the website's audience, website errors and the securing of its access.
2. What cookies are used?
We or our service provider may use the following types of cookies on this site (the “Site”):
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site and cannot be switched off in our system. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Site.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These are a type of persistent cookie. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it. This helps us to understand what people do and don't like about the Site so it can be improved, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Analytical cookies are probably the most common form of cookies in use today. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited the Site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
- Functionality cookies. These enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization, for example, your language preferences. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to the Site. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
We use the following cookies on this Site:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are only set to provide you with services you have requested, 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 these functions and services will not work for you and in particular, we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. The lifespan of these cookies is indicated in the table below, for each cookie.
|Strictly Necessary Cookies|
|Cookie Subgroup||Cookies||Cookies used||Lifespan|
365 days, 365 days
7 days, Session, 7 days
a few seconds
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They measure how often you visit our website and how you use it. 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. The lifespan of these cookies is indicated in the table below, for each cookie.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. 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. The lifespan of these cookies is indicated in the table below, for each cookie.
When browsing the Site, you accept by default that we or our service providers will install cookies on your browser.
If you do not want the Site to install cookies on your browser, you can disable cookies on the cookie settings page or by modifying your browser settings. In this case, the Site may not function properly.
3. What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests (although no such cookies are used on this Site).
If you prefer, it is possible to block cookies, by changing a setting within your web browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies, or to delete cookies that have already been set. The “help” section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. However, please note, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of this Site.
You can set your browser to accept or reject all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued, to check its validity, duration and content and to periodically delete cookies.
You can also type “cookies” in your browser's help section to access the setup instructions. For information about how to manage cookies on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to consult the device manual.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
4. Managing cookie settings
To find out how to manage cookies on other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
Last update February 8th, 2022