Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on your computer or other device you use to access our Website. They allow us to identify you across the Website, track aggregate behavior of Website visitors, and enable certain features.
If you set your mobile device or your web browser not to accept cookies the Website may not fully function as intended.
What types of cookies we use?
There are different ways of classifying cookies, here we have divided them in accordance with characteristics relating to their purpose, duration and source. All the cookies used on our Website are described in detail in our cookie consent management mechanism/declaration.
Whose cookies are these?
- First-party cookies
These are our cookies we put on your device.
- Third-party cookies
These are the cookies that are put on your device on our behalf by other parties like advertisers or social media platforms. We use third party cookies to improve performance of our Website, for analytic (statistic) purposes as well as marketing and social media purposes.
What is their purpose?
- Necessary cookies
These cookies are required for good functionality of our website and can't be switched off in our system. Usually these cookies are set by your actions in your requests for our services. Examples of these actions are logging in, filling in forms or setting your privacy preferences. It is possible to make your browser block these cookies, but some parts of our website may not work properly when these are blocked.
- Performance cookies
We use these cookies to provide statistical information about our website - they are used for performance measurement and improvement. This category is also known as Analytics. Activities like page visits counting, page loading speed, bounce rate and technologies used to access our site are included in this category.
- Functional cookies
We use these cookies to enhance functionality and allow for personalisation, such as live chats, videos and the use of social media. These cookies can be set by ourselves or by our third party service providers, whose digital services we have added. If you do not allow these cookies, some of these functionalities may not work properly.
- Advertising cookies
These cookies are set through our site by our advertising partners. These cookies can be used by third party companies for creating a basic profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other websites. They identify your browser and your device. If decide to disallow these cookies, you will not be tracked by our targeted advertising across other websites.
How long do we use them?
- Session cookies
Session cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies
These are the cookies that remain on your hard drive after you closed your browser, either until you erase them or their expiration date lapses. All persistent cookies automatically expire after a certain period. This however can vary.
How you can control cookies?
You can block or delete cookies by your browser settings. By default, almost all web browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you do not want cookies on your computer, set up the browser so that you receive a notification prior to receiving each cookie. Alternatively, depending on your browser’s options, you can set it up to reject all cookies, only third party cookies etc.
Furthermore, disabling cookies does not block advertising. It results in advertisements not being customized based on your behavior and often being more frequent.
If you want more information on how to disable cookies see the links below. If you would like to learn about additional Do Not Track function see the section below.
Do not track preferences
Do Not Track is a function that allows visitors not to be tracked by websites. Do Not Track options are available in a number of browsers including:
Find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.