What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data file that is sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies are used to analyze the user interest in our websites and help make them more user-friendly. You may in general access our websites without cookies as well. If you, however, wish to use the full functionality of our websites in the most user-friendly manner, you should accept the cookies that enable the use of certain functions or provide convenience features. The intended purpose of the cookies we use is shown below.
What kind of cookies do we use?
We use some categories of cookies, but note that the technologies may change over time:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our system. These cookies 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.
- Performance / Analytics Cookies – These cookies help us to analyse users’ behaviour on our website.
- Functional Cookies – These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. These cookies may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our website, such as Google Analytics
How long do cookies keep data?
Some cookies keep data only for the session, others may keep data for a few days up to a year. Generally, data is not kept over that period.
How can I manage cookies?
You can choose whether or not to accept cookies and other technologies. However, you should be aware that disabling cookies may prevent you from enjoying the full functionality of the services offered by the website.
Please note that if you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set. However, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.
Most browsers allow users to change cookie settings. The “Options” or “Preferences” menu of most browsers detail how to prevent browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify user when receiving a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.
Your browser’s settings may also allow you to disable or delete similar technologies and data used by browser add-ons (such as Flash cookies). You can do it by, for instance, by changing the add-on’s settings or by clearing browser storage. Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products.
You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing history within our website or applications recorded by analytics cookies.
Please note that even if you opt-out and limit cookies or these third party tracking technologies, they may still collect data and you may still see ads, but they will not be targeted based on information collected through these technologies.
By using our websites, you consent to the use of those cookies that your browser accepts based on your browser settings. You may, however, set your browser to notify you before cookies are accepted, to accept or reject only certain cookies, or to reject all cookies. You are furthermore able to delete cookies from your storage medium at any time. For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device’s help material.