What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that the browser stores on the hard disk of your computer. Each time you return to our website, the browser will send us these cookies again to enable us to offer you a more personalised experience that reflects your interests and preferences, and to provide you with easier access to our services.
Which cookies do we use?
Here are some of the cookies we use on our website:
We may use these cookies to enable users to use the services required via our website. Without these cookies it would not be possible to provide the services required.
For example, technical cookies can be used for:
- Tracking and remembering articles or pages already visited
- Enabling users to access areas of our website securely without having to log in each time
- Remembering user activity (for example, completing a form) when returning to the previous page of a session
The analytical cookies used by us are those provided by Google analytics, which are in effect third-party cookies, which we have no control over. These cookies give us insights into how our website is used and help us identify any errors. Moreover, these cookies enable us to collect detailed information such as the last page visited, the number of pages visited, whether an email has been opened, which sections of the website have been accessed by the user and the time spent between one click and the next.
When a user uses our website, some cookies that are not controlled by us may be recorded. This occurs, for example, when a user visits a page that contains content from a third-party website. As a result, the user will receive cookies from third-party services. Cookies do not hold personal information, unless the user has accessed their account. For example, third-party cookies may originate from:
- YouTube or Facebook (social networks)
- External website links
- Google maps
- Google analytics
How to change your cookie settings
Most browsers allow you to remove cookies from the hard disk of your computer, to block cookies from accessing your device or to be notified before cookies are stored.
What happens when you disable cookies?
However, when a user blocks or removes cookies, it may not be possible to restore the preferences or personal settings previously specified, and our ability to personalise the user experience may be limited.
How to change settings for: