General information about cookies
Cookies are small data files that we and our service providers store on the device you use to browse our website, such as your computer, smartphone or tablet. Some cookies are stored only for the period during which your internet browser remains active (session cookies) and others for a longer predetermined period of time (persistent cookies).
Cookies are very useful and do lots of different jobs. For example, they enable you to move between our web pages efficiently, they remember your preferences when you visit us again and generally improve your experience when browsing with us. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Types of cookies we use
Strictly necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to browse around our websites and use their features.
These cookies collect information about how you use our websites - for instance, which pages you go to most. This data may be used to help optimise our websites and make them easier for you to navigate. These cookies are also used to let affiliates know if you came to one of our websites from an affiliate and if your visit resulted in the use or purchase of a product or service from us, including details of the product or service purchased. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make while browsing. For instance, we may store your geographic location in a cookie to ensure that we show you our website localized for your area. We may also remember preferences such as text size, fonts, and other customizable site elements. They may also be used to keep track of what featured products or videos have been viewed to avoid repetition. The information these cookies collect will not personally identify you, and they cannot track your browsing activity on third party websites.
Which cookies we use and for what purposes
We mainly use the cookie listed below for the following purposes.
Name of cookie: Cookie-agreed
Type of cookie: Temporary functional cookie
Purpose: Related to the display of the cookie banner
Expiry: after 100 days
Third-party cookies and how they are used
We use the following third-party cookies to collect analytics and statistics with a view to improving our website and services. We have opted for the anonymisation of the IP address of the users of this website:
Google Analytics temporary performance cookies:
Name of cookie: _ _ga /
Purpose: Used to distinguish users
Expiry: after 2 years
Name of cookie: _gat /
Purpose: Used to throttle request rate
Expiry: after 1 minute
Name of cookie: _gid /
Purpose: Used to distinguish users
Expiry: after 24 hours
More information about Google Analytics and opt-out options: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Your rights with respect to cookies
General information on your rights in respect of personal data processing is available here.
There are ways you can control and manage cookies on your device. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect the cookies we use. These changes will apply to all websites you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites).
Objections to webtracking
Managing cookies in your browser:
The most used browsers will allow you to choose the level of privacy settings you want.
For example, you can:
- see what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis;
- block third party cookies;
- block cookies from particular sites;
- block all cookies from being set;
- delete all cookies when you close your browser.
Deleting cookies means that any preference settings you have made on a website will be lost. If you’ve set your preferences to opt out of cookies, this setting will be lost too, as that information is stored in a cookie.
If you want to reduce your cookie settings at any time you can use your browser settings to remove any third-party cookies resulting from your former visit.
Please find out how to manage your cookies using the most popular browsers below:
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Last update on 1 December 2019.