What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone browser by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or to improve the user experience, as well as to provide certain information to the owners of the website. Our cookies may include information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests.

How can you accept or reject the use of cookies?

Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these options means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user, which may result in not being able to take full advantage of all of the features of our websites.

If you do not wish to receive cookies generally, or to object to certain cookies, you might need to change your browser settings. However, each browser is different, so please check the “Help” menu of your preferred browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

IP addresses

When you visit our website, we gather certain information about you including details of your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address, the URL you came from and go to and the parts of the site you visit. We may use such data for marketing, advertising, profiling or other promotional purposes.

How do we use cookies?

Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our websites and help us to provide you with a better online user experience. The information our cookies collect is not used to identify who you are, or to send you advertising by e-mail or post. Further, we do not use cookies to provide targeted and personalised advertising to children.

What types of cookies do we use for what purposes?

  1. Technically required cookies.
    Some of our cookies are strictly necessary to use our websites or certain functionalities within them. These functional cookies cannot be rejected when using our websites. This includes the cookies to register whether the user has consented to cookies being used by our website or not.

  2. Session cookies and preference cookies.
    We might use session cookies to facilitate the functioning of our websites, such as to enable the user to navigate through the different pages. These cookies expire at the end of the user session (e.g., when the user closes the browser window). We might also use cookies that persist for a longer period in order to remember your preferences and choices on our websites. Generally, those cookies will not have a life span exceeding two years.

  3. Analytics cookies.
    We might use analytics cookies to enhance the performance of our websites by collecting information about how many visitors we have, where visitors have come to the site from and how they use the website (e.g. which pages most visitors go to most often). For this purpose we might use the analytics tools of the following providers and related cookies:

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