When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences, or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.
If you do not wish to accept cookies, you may choose to turn off your cookies (see below for how to do this) but this may affect the functionality of the website. Please note that changing your browser Cookie Settings may not result in the deletion of any cookies that have already been set. If you wish to delete your cookies at any time, you will have to delete them using your internet browser settings.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded and may be stored on your internet-enabled devices, such as your computer, smartphone, or tablet. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences (such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Cookies used on the website
Below is a list of some of the cookies we use on this website, which are updated whenever new cookies are encountered and classified. Some of these are session cookies, which are temporary and allow us to link your actions during a browser session. Session cookies are erased when you close the browser. Other cookies are persistent cookies, which remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie.
Required cookies are essential to help you navigate the website and help support website security. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, 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 our website will not work.
Performance cookies help us to understand the behavior of our visitors and how they use our website. This means we can find out what works and what doesn’t, make improvements to the website, and measure how effective our advertising and communications are. 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.
We use Google Analytics cookies to obtain an overall view of visitor habits and visitor volumes and to help improve the overall experience on our website. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behavior overall – such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. You can prevent Google’s collection and use of data. For details, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Advertising cookies will remember your product and page preferences and that you visited the website. We strive to provide you with advertisements relevant to you and your interests on other online platforms, on the basis of your visits and surfing behavior on our website and other third-party websites.
Third parties that set cookies via our website may also try to find out what your interests are in this way, and this information may also be used to present you with content or advertisements that appear more likely to be of interest to you on other third-party websites. In this case, the information about your current website visit may be combined with information from previous visits to websites other than ours.
Control your cookie settings
If you wish to delete your cookies at any time, you will have to delete them using your internet browser settings. Your web browser will also have an option to block cookies. You should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use. Below are links to information on cookie settings for popular web browsers:
Please be aware that some of our services will not function if your browser does not accept cookies.
Updates to this Statement
We will keep this Cookie Statement under review and make updates from time to time. Any changes to this Cookie Statement will be posted on our website and, to the extent reasonably possible, will be communicated to you. You can consult this web page for the latest version.
Last updated May 24, 2018