Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device and remember your actions and settings (such as login details, language, font size and other display settings) over a period of time.
Where possible, security measures are taken to prevent unauthorised access to our cookies and similar technologies. A unique identifier ensures that only we and/or our authorised service providers have access to cookie data.
Web beacons (also known as internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs) are usually transparent graphics placed on a website or email. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to obtain information about our visitors' interactions, track the visitor's journey on our website, create segment categories and behavioural patterns, or serve targeted advertisements. We (or the third parties we use) use beacons to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon is displayed, the URL of the page on which the beacon is displayed, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed and the type of browser used to view the page.
We (or the third parties we use) only use the redacted portion of the IP address to determine the broader physical location of the device, so we cannot identify your exact location. This helps us understand which geographic regions our website visitors are coming from in order to change the way we present our website to you, enrich your visit or customise our marketing content. If we wish to collect your precise location data for our promotional purposes, we will obtain your consent to do so.
We use different types of cookies on our website for different purposes as set out below. Some of these cookies are placed by us and others by third parties (e.g., social media platform and analytics providers etc.).
Necessary cookies - These cookies are required for the operation of our website to enable core website functions, ensure website security, and enable network management. They are sometimes referred to as "strictly necessary" or "essential" cookies. Without these cookies, a website cannot function properly. These include, for example, cookies that allow us to remember your preferences for agreeing to cookies and to balance network load. You can log in to secure areas of our website and access user accounts or online forms.
Functional and Analytical Cookies - These cookies are either functional or analytical. They are used to improve functionality, enhance and personalise the browsing experience and analyse website traffic and usage.
Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how visitors use our website. They help us understand and measure how you interact with our website, allow us to collect statistics about our website visitors to better understand them and improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for. Analytical cookies also allow us to test new website content, features or interactions to improve the website experience and appearance for everyone.
Functional cookies are used to improve what you can do on our website. Examples of this include helping us to deliver a better and more personalised user experience for you, testing and delivering the best website design, layout, and content, and remembering the choices you make between sessions. This allows us to improve and personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
In addition, certain third-party cookies are required to enable some functionality embedded on the website. These third-party cookies are only placed when you interact with certain functionality on the website.
If consent is required in your country, you will be notified on our website to which this applies that the third party in question is placing cookies on your device and that by clicking on the functionality offered you are indicating that you consent to the setting of cookies by that third party. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use the functionality.
These cookies cannot be managed through our Cookie Consent Portal, but they can be disabled and deleted through your browser settings as explained below.
Opt-In Model: Where permitted by law, we set cookies after receiving your consent via the cookie banner you see when you first use our website or via our cookie consent portal which is permanently available on the website or via your browser settings (see below for more details). Please note that certain functionality embedded on the website requires third parties to set cookies in order to function. These cookies are only set when you interact with the functionality. At each point on our website where this applies, you will be notified that cookies are being placed on your device by the relevant third party and that by clicking on the specified functionality you consent to the setting of cookies by that third party.
Your browser: You can change your cookie settings by changing your browser settings. Most web browsers accept cookies. However, you can usually change your web browser settings to reject new cookies, disable existing ones or simply notify you when new cookies are sent to your device. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser (usually in the "Help", "Tools" "Settings" or "Edit" settings). Below you will find general instructions on how to manage cookies for the most popular browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera Web. Furthermore, certain third-party providers have additional opt-out browser extensions that you can activate in your browser. For information on this, see Google's browser extensions to Google Analytics https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Your mobile phone: you can change the "Opt-In" or "Opt-Out" settings if you receive personalised interest-based advertising on your mobile phone or similar device, usually in the "Settings" menu. (For example: In iOS: Visit Settings - Privacy - Advertising - Restrict ad tracking. Similarly, in Android: visit Settings - Google - Ads - Disable interest-based ads).
Please note that the deactivations described above only apply to the specific browser or device from which you opt out. Therefore, you must disable all browsers and devices separately.
Furthermore, deactivating a cookie or a category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your device. You must delete it from your browser yourself. Please note that if you decide to delete all cookies, your "opt-out cookie" will also be deleted. You will need to opt-out again if you still do not wish to receive certain categories of cookies.
You can visit http://www.attacat.co.uk/resources/cookies/how-to-ban or the NAI website FAQ - NAI: Network Advertising Initiative (thenai.org) for more information on managing cookies.
Cookies have a lifetime. Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Others (for example, those with login details) can remain on your computer for years if you do not delete them. You can delete cookies at any time. Click on one of the links below to go to your browser's user manual. After deleting cookies, you may need to log in again to some websites or specify your preferences.
First party and third-party cookies commonly used on the Sites are listed in the table below. We strive to keep this list current and will update it accordingly. In any case, you can always manage all cookies and other tracking technologies used on the Website.
|test_cookie||Advertisement||The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.||15 minutes|
|_ga_5F64QN1L8W||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.||2 years|
|_ga||Analytics||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.||2 years|
|_gcl_au||Analytics||Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.||3 months|
|CONSENT||Analytics||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded YouTube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.||2 years|
Separately to our use of Google Analytics cookies, when you access the Site via Google applications such as Google Chrome, Google may collect user information for the purpose of Google serving personalised advertising across your devices. Google is able place these advertising cookies on the devices used by visitors to the Site because we use Google services to run the Site. However, these cookies are dropped for Google's own purposes and as such we do not have any control over how or when they are dropped. You will need to opt out of receiving these cookies via your Google settings. For further information about these cookies please see: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-US. Please note that other browsers may use similar tools.