Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website (this “Site”) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Site. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our site. This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies and similar technologies we use, and our purposes for using them.

Websites that are accessible from particular parts of the European Union are required to obtain consent to using or storing cookies (or using similar technologies) on your computers or mobile device. For further information about this policy, please contact us.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

Key concepts

First and third-party cookies

Whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the domain placing the cookie.

First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by our Site).

Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent and session cookies

Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

How to delete and block our cookies

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

Changing your cookie settings

Please note that internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

Your consent

By continuing to use our Site, you are agreeing to the placement of cookies on your computer by us and our third party service providers. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully for details about why we use cookies and the information they collect from and about you.

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Site, you must stop using our Site, disable cookies via your browser settings (see below), or disable cookies individually. Please note that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of our Site, and may prevent you from being able to access certain features on our Site.

Can I withdraw my consent?

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings, and disable cookies. Please note that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of our Site, and may prevent you from being able to access certain features on our Site.

See this page for further information about deleting or blocking cookies.

What cookies do we use and why?

More information about cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found at the All About Cookies website.

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry, which can be found here.

Additional information about third-party cookies

Google Analytics

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy.

Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the Site provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on Site activity for Site operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as discussed in this notice. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Site. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found in the Google Analytics Terms and in Google's Privacy Policy.