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Privacy and Cookies

Why do we use cookies?

In order to give users an optimum online experience, our website uses cookies.

“Cookies” are data files that a Web site sends to your computer while you are viewing our site. These data files include information that allows our site to remember important information that will make your use of the site more efficient and useful to you. Cookies allow the website to access browsing information in order to give you a more seamless web experience by remembering the settings you have entered, such as your preferred language and username. By using cookies, it helps our website improve its performance by recording a user’s experience. These technical cookies do not identify you.

Cookies make it easy for you to share a website’s content on your favourite social media sites. These cookies come from your social networks through features such as “Like”, “Tweet” and “Share” buttons. Even when you do not click on such a button, your social network might identify you through these cookies if you are already signed in to the social network on your computer or device. Please check your social networks’ privacy policies to see if and how they collect and use this data, and if and how you can adjust your privacy settings to adjust the collection and use of this data.

Cookies serve you ads that relate to your interests, and to limit the frequency with which ads appear during your web visit. It also allows third-party affiliates who market a website to be paid for sending users to that website.

Our website use some of the above cookies in a variety of ways, such as by allowing us to know what type of device, browser, operating system, monitor, etc. you are using. These technical cookies do not identify you. Cookies will help us to optimise the size and orientation of our websites’ layout for your specific display, operating system and device. Cookies will enhance security on our websites.

What types of cookies do we use and how do we use them?

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform. These cookies include:

  • Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
  • Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Websites for you. analyse how you navigate our sites and how many times you visit our websites’ pages so that we can improve your experience.
  • Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
  • Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Website through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, simply visit allaboutcookies.org and the help section of your browser. In the settings for browsers such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome, you can set which cookies to accept and which to reject. Where you find these settings depends on which browser you use. Use the "Help" function in your browser to locate the settings you need.

If you choose not to accept certain technical and/or functional cookies, you may not be able to use some functions on our website. We currently do not support “Do Not Track” browser settings. In case a common standard has been developed which defines what exactly is meant by “Do Not Track” browser signals, we will review this Cookie Statement again.

If you would like to adjust how your computer uses cookies on our websites, you can adjust the settings of your Internet browser (Firefox | Safari | Chrome | Explorer | Opera). Please visit their instructions if you would like to manage your settings, which can be adjusted to:

  • block all cookies. This will affect your browsing experience and may limit the functionality of the websites you visit. We cannot be held responsible for any resulting losses of functionality or efficiency when visiting our site with the cookies disabled.
  • accept all of the cookies built into the pages on websites you visit. This allows only the website whose cookie you downloaded to read the data from that specific cookie. You may be able to subsequently disable these cookies.
  • block cookies from some websites while accepting cookies from others. You can choose which websites to block/enable.
  • ask for your permission each time a website would like to send a cookie to your computer or device.

Please note:

You might see links to third-party websites on our website. If you click on these links, third parties might collect some of your personal details. Our Cookies Policy does not apply to third-party sites accessed through our websites. We hold no responsibilities for how third-party websites you visit might use your personal information.