Our website, like many others, stores and retrieves information on your browser using cookies. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.
A cookie is a small alpha-numeric archive which is stored on the hard drive or in the browser of a computer, tablet, smartphone or similar device when it browses the internet. Cookies allow us to offer relevant information on our products and services and to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website.
The majority of the cookies we use are of the analytic type, which count number of users, help us to understand how they navigate our site and improve the way it works, for instance by making search results more accurate.
None of our cookies store any personal information such as your name or address. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
WHAT KIND OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
According to the type of organisation which administers them:
First party cookies: installed by our own website. And only that website can read them.
Third party cookies: We use Google Analytics, web analytics services provided by Google, Inc., that count visitors to our websites and analyse their usage of the site to help us determine the value of our content to our users. We also use Google Analytics Advertising features, to associate users web and app browsing history with their Google account, and to use such information from their Google account to personalize ads. The cookies expiration date varies, some expire after the session ends, others after two years.
According to the length of time they remain active in the user’s system:
Session cookies: collect and store data only whilst the user is visiting the website.
Persistent cookies: remain stored in a computer and may be accessed and managed by the organisation responsible for the cookie for a specific length of time, or until the user deletes it.
According to the purpose for which data are collected through the cookies:
Technical cookies: allow the user to make use of the different options they facilitate: for example controlling data traffic and communication, identifying a session, accessing restricted areas, carrying out a purchase, requesting a subscription or participating in an event etc.
Analytical cookies: Google Analytics is a Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.
In addition to reporting website usage statistics, Google Analytics can also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described below, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads showed.
If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.
Advertising cookies: Google Advertising cookies are used to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what’s relevant to a user; to improve reporting on campaign performance; and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.
These cookies work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not experience our targeted advertising across different websites.
HOW DO I CONTROL MY COOKIE TRACKING?
When you first visit us, we'll tell you about our cookies and ask you to agree for us to use them. You can always change your mind by going to your settings.
TURNING OFF COOKIES
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Below are links to the 'Help' pages of major browsers which explain how you can do this. 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 or any other websites that you visit.
To find out more about cookies and how to remove them from your computer, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
By continuing to use the website, you automatically agree to the placement of cookies on your device. You however have the ability to accept or decline cookies when you visit our website. If
you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot assure you a fulfilling experience.