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What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

  • First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
  • Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

Every time you visit the website, you will be prompted to accept or refuse cookies.

The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences (such as user name, language, etc.) for a certain period of time.

That way, you don’t have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.

Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

How do we use cookies?

mostly uses “first-party cookies”. These are cookies set and controlled by , not by any external organisation.

However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organisations.  

The 4 types of first-party cookie we use are to:

  • Store visitor preferences
  • Make our websites operational
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Gather analytics data (about user behaviour)

Visitor Preferences

These are set by us and only we can read them. They remember:

  • if you have agreed to (or refused) this site’s cookie policy
  • if you have already replied to our survey pop-up (about how helpful the site content was) – so you won't be asked again

Technical Cookies:

These Cookies are necessary to enable you to move around our Site and use its features. These Cookies also allow our Site to remember your previous action within the same browsing session.

Analytical Cookies:

These Cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyze how our Sites are used and how they are performing. For example, we use cookies to know which country you are in when you request a service to help base the contents on your location. We also use some Cookies from Google Analytics and SiTest to obtain web analytics and intelligence about our Site. These tools use programming code to collect information about your interaction with our Site, such as the pages you visit, the links you click on and how long you are on our Site. These tools do not store any personal identifiable information.

Functionality Cookies:

These Cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make when you visit our Site in order to provide enhanced, more personalized features to you. The types of information collected by Functionality Cookies are, language preference, and the region you are located in.

Advertising and Retargeting Cookies:

These Cookies save information from your browsing history in order to record your interests and your browsing path on our Site. We may use advertising and targeting cookies for retargeting, which enables our advertising partners to target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our Site. Without these Cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.

How do I refuse or withdraw my consent to the use of cookies?

If you do not want Cookies to be placed on your device, we suggest you to set your preferences regarding Cookies. By clicking “Withdraw Permission” at the bottom of this webpage, you can select the types of Cookies our Site uses. You can change your preferences at any time; you can also withdraw the consent you have previously given to us.

If you wish to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent our Site from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your “Cookie Preferences” choice as described above.

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