What are cookies
Cookies are small text files of letters and numbers downloaded onto your computer or access devices when you access certain websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to improve user experience.
If you visit our websites, we may deploy these technologies to provide an online service more suited to the device you visit on, as well as to prevent and detect fraud, and so keep you secure. When you visit our website, we collect information about your use of the site, such as information about the device or browser you use to access the site (including device type, operating system, screen resolution and so forth), the way you interact with it, and the IP address your device connects from. You may not be able to initiate or complete some activities within our secure online services unless these cookies or similar technologies are installed.
Some of the cookies we set are ‘session cookies’, which remain only for the duration of your browser session and are deleted when you exit your web browser. Others are ‘persistent cookies’, which remain on your device or computer for a period of time after you have exited your web browser.
By continuing to use our Websites, Products and Services, you agree the following types of coolies on your device. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this or general questions regarding your cookies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of cookies
The cookies used by us are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features safely, such as accessing secure areas of our website. Without these essential cookies, services you have specifically asked for cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or retargeting purposes, nor do they remember where you have been on the internet.
This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
Some examples of strictly necessary cookies used on our websites are:
Performance cookies improve the performance of our Site. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if visitors get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t identify you personally. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. These cookies enable us to manage errors and the performance and design of the Site, to track ad response rates and your visits to our affiliate websites, and to show you which shows are most popular.
In limited cases for online application issues, these cookies enable us to identify specific issues you may have had.
Some examples of performance cookies used on our websites are:
Functional cookies save you time. These cookies remember your user name and can also be used to remember settings that you can customise. These cookies allow us to remember choices you make (e.g. whether you want to share your activity on Facebook) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting. Without these cookies, we won’t be able to distinguish you from other users and, as a result, save you time.
Some examples of Functionality Cookies used on our websites are:
Targeting cookies are used to collect information in order to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies also allow you to ‘like’ and ‘share’ our pages via social networking sites such as Facebook.
These cookies and similar technologies gather information about your browsing habits. They remember that you've visited a website and share this information with other organisations, such as advertisers and platforms on which we advertise. Although these cookies and similar technologies can track your visits to other websites, they don't usually know who you are.
Some examples of Targeting Cookies used on our websites are:
Cookies in emails
How to manage cookies
You can manage cookies to a certain extent by amending and setting controls on your internet browser (e.g. via your “Preferences”). You should be able to:
block specific cookies (e.g. from third parties and advertisers) or all cookies either across the web or from a particular website; and
receive notifications when cookies are set.
If you want to disable all cookies, please be aware this will make browsing our websites much slower and some of the features described above when using strictly necessary, performance and functionality cookies will not be available to you.
However, we understand that this is your decision and you can find more information on how to control your cookies via your browser settings at: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/