What are 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 and allows the website or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Types of Cookie
Strictly necessary cookies.
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
When you use and access the website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
- To enable certain functions of the website we use both session and persistent cookies on the website and we use different types of cookies to run the website:
We use the following cookies:
Category: Statistics (3)
_ga – Source: https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js
(Persistent cookie expires after 2 years) – Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use the website.
_gat – Source: https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js
(Session cookie expires at end of session) – Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid – Source: https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js
(Session cookie expires at end of session) – Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Category: Marketing (1)
collect – Source: https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js
(Session cookie expires at end of session) – Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
What are your choices regarding cookies
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.
- For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
- For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
- For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
- For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
- For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.