During your last visit, you will probably have noticed that our website generates various types of cookies. We use three kinds of cookies: session cookies that are automatically deleted after each visit, permanent cookies that remain permanently after repeated visits to our website, and third-party cookies which are used by partner websites embedded on our website or to which we have created links.
Session cookies enable you to use major functionalities of our website. For example, session cookies store information you have entered in a form on our site during a browser session. In addition, these cookies can facilitate restrictions on the exchange of necessary information via the Internet. Session cookies are not stored on your computer and they are erased as soon as you end your browser session. Below this section, you will find a list of the main session cookies we use and the purposes we use them for.
Permanent cookies enable visitors to be recognised as repeat visitors but still remain anonymous. Permanent cookies generate an anonymous, random code which is identifiable and enables the website to record certain browser information (such as how you landed on the page, what pages you have accessed and what options you have selected and what pathways you took to get to the page). It is only by checking this information that we are able to make continuous enhancements to our website, which include correcting errors and improving web content.
We use Coremetrics software to analyse information on website usage, user interactions and the pathways taken by users in getting to our website. This process is also known as “website metrics” or “web analysis”. We do not store any personal data in connection with this. Below this section, you will find a list of the main permanent cookies we use, and the purposes we use them for.
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You can set the defaults of your web browser to manage whether you wish to enable or disable cookies or whether you should always be asked before a cookie is placed on your computer. In addition, you can view all of the cookies on your computer (they are simple text files) and, if you wish, delete them individually. How you do this will depend on the browser you are using. In the text below, we describe how this process works on the major browsers currently in use. If you don’t know the type and version of your browser, then click on “Help” in the top bar of your browser window and then click on “About”. This will display the information you need.
Internet Explorer (Version 9 and higher)
Click on the gearwheel icon at the top right-hand corner of your browser window. Select “Internet Options” and then click on the “Privacy” tab. Make sure that your privacy settings are not set any higher than “medium” so that cookies are activated on your browser. Setting privacy settings higher than “medium” will prevent cookies from being stored.
Google Chrome (most current version)
Click on the icon with the three lines at the top right corner of your browser and then select “settings”. Click on “Show advanced settings” at the bottom of that tab and then go to the section marked “privacy”. Click on “content settings” and select the option “allow local data to be set” in the “cookies” section in order to allow cookies. To deactivate cookies, put a check mark in the box in front of the option “block sites from setting any data” and “block third-party cookies and data sites”.
Mozilla Firefox (most current version)
Click on the icon with the three lines at the top right corner of your browser and then select “settings”. In the window that drops down, select the “privacy” icon. In the “History” panel, then choose the option “Use custom settings for history”. Check mark the field “Accept cookies” to enable cookies. If you should want to disable cookies, just remove the check mark.
Click on the gearwheel icon at the top right corner of your browser window and then select “Safari”. When this opens a dropdown menu, select the “privacy” icon. Within that panel, select the icon for “Privacy”, and then select the option “Disable cookies: Third parties or advertisers”. If you want to completely disable cookies, select the option “Never”
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, through the IP anonymiser used on this site (we use the “anonymizeIp()” addon), Google causes all IP addresses in EU Member States or other EEA treaty states first to be abbreviated before being stored. Only in exceptional cases are IP addresses transmitted in full to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google may transfer the information it collects by means of Google Analytics to third parties if it is required by law to do so or if third parties are processing such data by contract with Google. You may refuse to allow cookies to be stored by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. You will find more information here on how to change your browser settings to prevent cookies from being stored, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
You can also prevent the creation of cookies and prevent any transmission of data tracking your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google by downloading and installing the free Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon, which is available from the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?). The browser addon for deactivating Google Analytics is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox Apple Safari and Opera.