What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. They are used to store information about your preferences and to improve your browsing experience.
Types of cookies
There are two main types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that are erased when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device until they expire or until you delete them.
We also use first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are set by the website that you are visiting. Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the one that you are visiting. For example, if you visit our Site and there is a social media button on a page, that social media platform may set a cookie on your device.
- To provide you with a better browsing experience;
- To remember your preferences and settings;
- To analyze how our Site is used and to improve its performance;
- To show you relevant advertising.
Cookies we use
The cookies we use on our Site fall into the following categories:
1. Necessary cookies
Necessary cookies are essential for the Site to function properly. They enable basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the Site. Without these cookies, the Site cannot function properly.
2. Performance cookies
Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use our Site, such as which pages are visited most often, and if visitors receive error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous, and is used to improve how the Site works.
3. Functional cookies
Functional cookies allow the Site to remember choices you make (such as your username, language, or region) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other customizable parts of the Site. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog post. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized.
4. Advertising cookies
Advertising cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, as well as to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations, such as advertisers.
5. Social media cookies
Social media cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Site through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
You can manage or disable cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Please note that if you disable cookies, some features of our Site may not function properly.
To manage cookies on your browser, please follow the instructions provided by your browser manufacturer. You can also find more information about how to manage cookies on the following websites:
- For Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- For Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- For Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- For Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Changes to this policy