When you use our website, we and third-party companies collect information by using cookies and other technologies such as pixel tags (for simplicity we refer to all such technologies as 'cookies').
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser, it allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you, make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
A pixel tag (sometimes called a web beacon) is an invisible image with a line of code which is placed within an email message or on a web page.
NOTE: Cookies used by our website are not viruses, malware, or other forms of malicious code and are not used to collect user data or to monitor the activities of our website users after leaving our site.
The cookies used on our website do not collect directly identifiable personal data such as name, address, email address etc. However, certain cookies may collect information which relate to a unique ID or another identifier which, when combined with other information, allow a profile to be created.
There are different types of cookies which are used to do different things such as letting you navigate between different pages on the website efficiently, remembering preferences you have given, helping us to identify ways to improve your overall site experience, provide you with advertising, etc.
To help you understand the different types of cookies we use on this website and what they do, we have grouped cookies into two categories as described below.
“First party” cookies are cookies stored on your device by us using our website. In this case, that means cookies that our website “published” and stored on your computer the moment you visited this website / accepted or declined cookies on this website.
“Third party” cookies are cookies designed and “published” by our third parties. Our website only uses credible third-party cookies, and we do not allow any third party to use these cookies other than for the purposes listed in this policy.
Secondly, cookies can be distinguished by how long the cookie remains ("duration") on the user’s device after leaving the website/app:
Temporary or "session" cookies are removed for the user’s device after the browser has been closed. Websites and apps use these cookies to store temporary data such as e.g. items in a shopping cart.
Persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your internet browser. Websites use them to save certain pertinent data such as e.g. username and/or password, the language you chose to use during your first visit etc. These cookies may remain on your device for days, months and even years or until they are deleted by the user
Please note that we cannot influence or control third-party cookies that are already on your computer at the time of visiting our website, nor do we have the ability to know what information such cookies collect. We recommend that you inform yourself about potential dangers at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu To find out more about cookies visit aboutcookies.org, allaboutcookies.org or Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
Based on their category and/or purpose, we have grouped the cookies used on our sites in two categories as set out below:
These cookies help make our website usable by enabling basic functions. The website cannot function properly without them. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
These cookies enable our website to remember information that changes the way our website behaves or looks, like the preferences on the cookie consent. They don’t contain personal information such as names and email addresses, and are used to improve your user experience of a website. These cookies do not identify you as an individual.
As these cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of our website, you are unable to control them.
Statistic cookies collect data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website; (e.g. gathering data about visits to the website, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the website, pages clicked on or where visitors have come from).
As well the cookies we use, we work with third-party companies who place cookies on your device. Please note that the data they collect may be subject to their own privacy policies.
When working with third-party companies we take steps to protect your data. For example, we place contractual limits on how data collected about people using our services is used and we regularly audit our sites to make sure only cookies we have authorised are being used.
For a list of third parties we use, please see our Cookies List below.
Once you have given us your cookie consent, we will store the cookie on your device to be used for your future visits to our website.
There are two ways in which you can manage your consent for cookies:
1. you can modify your consent for the different types of cookies through the cookie banner/pop-up window;
2. you can unsubscribe (opt-out) from already accepted Cookies by clearing your browser cookies.
Alternatively, you can turn off/block cookies through settings in your internet browser by declining to download certain or all cookies. These settings are usually found in the “options”, “preferences” or “settings” menus in your browser. Note that you can download third party apps that can help you with managing cookies.
Once you have given us your cookie consent, we will store the cookie on your device to be used for your future visits to this website.
If, at any time, you wish to withdraw your cookie consent, you will have to manually erase our cookies through the settings in you internet browser.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly or you may significantly reduce functionality of individual websites.
The following links may be useful if you are interested in more details regarding cookies management for certain browsers:
If the matters of privacy and data protection on the internet interest you, further information may be found at the Electronic Frontier Foundation website and we further recommend you consider downloading Privacy Badger, a free internet privacy protection tool.