Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

To make our website work properly and to improve your browsing experience, we sometimes use cookies.  ). Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which allow our site to recognise your device and are downloaded to your device when you visit a website if you agree to the site doing so. Cookies are then sent back to the website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies enable a website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, to recognise your device. They are widely utilized to allow websites to work more efficiently, improve your user experience and to let you navigate between pages. They can also be used to ensure that advertisements you see online are relevant to you and your interests.

How do we use cookies?

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics is a tool that helps website owners to measure how users interact with website content. This allows us to improve your user experience. ¬†Cookies “remember” what a user has done on previous pages / interactions with the website, for example what pages you visit, how long you are on the website, how you got here and what you click on. This data is collected via Google Analytics cookies in the pages of our website and is not tied to personally identifiable information.

Google Analytics cookies do not store any personal information or confidential information about our website users. We do not exchange cookies with any third party websites. Please note that our advertisers and affiliates, if any, may use cookies, over which we have no control.

Cookie details

Google Analytics sets the following first party cookies:

Name Type Purpose Expiry
_utma Google Analytics persistent Tracks unique visitors to website 2 years
_utmb Google Analytics session Tracks how fast a user leaves website 30 minutes/end of day
_utmz Google Analytics persistent Records whether the visitor came from a search engine (and if so, the search keyword used), a link, or from no previous page (e.g. a bookmark) 6 months
_utmv Google Analytics persistent Tracks custom variables such as whether a visitor reached a certain page of website 2 years

 

Managing cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. For details see www.aboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. 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.