What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that our website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. Generally, it contains certain information that is not personally identifiable to you, but is used to improve and personalise your web experience. For example, a cookie can include the date and time of visits to the website, the pages viewed, the time spent on the website and the sites visited just before and just after it.
Types of Cookies
Based on length, there are Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they expire. Session cookies are used to remember your browsing selection or provide you with secure access to some of the services on the website, e.g. access to the User Area. Persistent cookies are used to recognise you as a repeat visitor to the Website and adapt its content in line with your preferences.
Based on purpose, there are Necessary Cookies, Statistics Cookies or Marketing Cookies:
- Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
- Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
- Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
We may set and access Cookies on your computer. In addition, we may gather certain information about you, including details of your operating system, browser, domain name and IP address, and the details of any website you linked from to Our Site. We do this in order to improve the user experience, track the browsing activity and remember data needed to manage Our Site.
To the extent that we rely on third-party services to run Our Site, those third parties may also place, set and access Cookies on your computer. They do this to track how many unique users have used their services and to improve them. We do not have access to these Cookies, and other than allowing them to be served, we play no role in these Cookies at all.
You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your web browser. By default, your browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered. In addition, you may delete Cookies that have already been placed on your hard drive. For further details please consult the help menu in your browser. Disabling or deleting Cookies may prevent you from using services available on Our Site.
You can decide to withdraw your consent at any time by deleting the cookies on your computer (or mobile device) using the settings and configuration of your Internet browser.
Disabling and Blocking Cookies
Our system will automatically create cookies when you visit our website.
If you block cookies, you may not experience the full functionality of our website. For more information on deleting, disabling or blocking cookies, please visit aboutcookies.org.
If the changes are significant, we will provide an email notification.