To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Other cookies allow us to track Website traffic and users’ interaction with the Website – we use this data to analyse visitors’ behaviour and to improve the visitors’ experience.
Cookies allow us to:
- give you a better user experience when you visit our websites;
- allow you to set personal preferences;
- create statistical information about the use of our websites;
- and to measure the effectiveness of advertising.
We use the following categories of cookies on our websites:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features. For example, functional cookies are used to remember your login information.
These cookies collect anonymous statistical information on how people use our Website. For example, performance cookies may help us understand how users browse or use our website and highlight areas that are used the most.
Targeted advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits. They are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. We may also use these cookies to limit the number of times you see an advert, and to estimate how the advertisements on our websites reach our users. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks to create information about your interests through your online behaviour.
Other third party cookies
We also may have social media cookies on our websites. These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on the website on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus or Pinterest. We are not responsible for such cookies. Please read the privacy policies of these third parties carefully.
How long are cookies retained on my device?
The storage time for cookies on your device is divided into two categories.
Session cookies are set per session, meaning that they last until you close your browser. Session cookies are not stored on the hard drive of your device.
Persistent cookies are stored on your hard drive until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. We will not store cookie information from persistent cookies for longer than a maximum of 2 years.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.