Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy (the “Cookie Policy“) describes the different types of cookies that are used in connection with this website.

  1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file, stored on your browser or computer hard drive, which is used to collect data about your interactions with our website, such as browser type, operating system, IP address, browsing date and time. The cookie does not collect any data from your computer or access your personal files. Cookies are placed on your device by us (“first party cookies”) or by third parties providing certain services to us (“third party cookies”).

  1. Which type of cookies exist?

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functional Cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social Media Cookies: These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

  1. Expiration time

Cookies may be kept stored on your browser or computer hard drive for as long as you keep such browser active, for session cookies, or for a longer period, for persistent cookies (for more information see the Cookie list available).

  1. First party / third party cookies

Cookies are placed on your device by us (“first party cookies”) or by third parties providing certain services to us such as analytics and advertising (“third party cookies”) (for more information see the Cookie list available).

Any data collected by these third-party cookies will be managed and controlled by these third-party providers according to their privacy policy. We do not control or have any access to these data. Please visit the websites of third-party providers to obtain further information on how they use cookies.

If you deny the use of all cookies (except the Strictly Necessary ones), neither first-party cookies nor third-party cookies will be used. There will be no differentiation between both types of cookies.

  1. Expiration time

Cookies may be kept stored on your browser or computer hard drive for as long as you keep such browser active, for session cookies, or for a longer period, for persistent cookies (for more information see the Cookie list available).

  1. How do I manage cookies?

You have the possibility to disable all the cookies (except the Strictly Necessary ones) or manage them through the Cookies Settings available.

Alternatively, and/or in addition, you can manage your cookie settings within your internet browser. More information is available here:

You can also withdraw your consent to the use of cookies at any time by deleting your cookies using your internet browser settings. If you block the use of cookies on your browser some of services and functionalities might not be available to you.

More information about cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Users in the United States may opt-out of targeted advertising cookies. For example, you may go to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Consumer Choice Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by DAA companies. You may also go to the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by NAI members. Opting out from one or more companies listed on the DAA Consumer Choice Page or the NAI Consumer Opt-Out Page will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our Digital Platforms. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out on the DAA or NAI websites, your opt out may not be effective. To opt-out and for additional information, please go to:  https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.

 Changes to the Cookie Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Cookie Policy, at any time. When we make changes, we will revise the “last updated” date at the bottom of the Cookie Policy and any change will be effective immediately upon posting. When we make changes to this Cookie Policy, we will adequately inform you in advance where such changes impact your rights as a user or where required by law, for example by posting a notice. However, your continued use of the website following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. We encourage you to review the applicable version of this Cookie Policy whenever you use the website.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 26th June 2020.