To make our websites work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences (such as user name, language, etc.) for a certain period of time.
That way, you don’t have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.
Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.
Our websites mostly use “first-party cookies”. These are cookies set and controlled by us, not by any external organisation.
However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organisations.
The 3 types of first-party cookie we use are to:
There are some cookies that we have to include in order for certain web pages to function. For this reason, they do not require your consent. In particular:
We use these purely for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users. You are free to refuse these types of cookies – via the cookie banner you’ll see on the first page you visit.
Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Google Maps.
To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.
But if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.
Removing cookies from your device
You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.
Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).
Managing site-specific cookies
For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.
You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in).
“Do Not Track” is a technology that enables visitors to opt-out from being tracked by websites for whatever purpose, including the use of analytics services, advertising networks and social platforms.
To enable the “do not track” option in your browser follow the respective link below:
If your preferred browser is not in the above list of browsers, visit the vendor's website for more information.