What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that stores Internet settings. Almost every website uses cookie technology. The cookie is downloaded by your Internet browser the first time you visit a website.
The next time you visit this website with the same terminal device, the cookie and the information in it are either sent back to the originating website (First-party cookie) or to another website to which it belongs (Third-party cookie).
By that, the website can detect that it has already been opened using this browser, and in some cases it will then vary the content it shows. Some cookies are extremely useful because they can improve your user experience when you return to a website you have already visited.
This assumes that you are using the same terminal device and the same browser as before; if so, cookies will remember your preferences, know how you use the website, and adapt the content you are shown so that it is more relevant to your personal interests and needs.
Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site.
First Party Cookies
These are cookies that are set by this website directly.
Third Party Cookies
These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site, which allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter and Facebook.
In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website.
You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.
You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out or delete such information.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here, and what you click on.