Cookies Policy

What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that websites place on your computer or device when you visit them. These files, created and stored by your web browser, contain information that helps websites remember your preferences, track your activities, and enhance your browsing experience. For more details about Cookies, please refer to: HTTP cookie.

How do Cookies benefit you?

  • They enable our website to work as expected by personalizing content and features based on your preferences, resulting in a tailored and relevant user experience.
  • They remember your settings during your visits, making your browsing experience more convenient by recalling your preferences and settings. For example, they can remember your login credentials, language preferences, font sizes, or customized settings, saving you time and effort.
  • They contribute to improved website performance and speed, distributing the load on servers, storing user preferences locally, and reducing data transfers between your device and the website server. This leads to faster page loading times and smoother navigation.
  • They enhance website functionality by enabling features such as language selection, local weather or currency information, and personalized recommendations based on your browsing history.

We do not use Cookies to:

  • Collect personally identifiable information without your express permission. We will always request your consent if we ever need to collect such information.
  • Collect sensitive information without your express permission.

What information is stored by Cookies?

  • Tracking Data: Some Cookies track your browsing behavior, including visited pages, clicked links, time spent on each page, and interactions with website elements. This data helps website owners analyze user behavior and deliver targeted content or advertisements.
  • Preferences and Settings: Cookies store your preferences and settings for a website, such as language preference, font size, theme selection, or customized layout options. Storing these preferences allows the website to personalize your experience.
  • Unique Identifiers: Cookies often contain a randomly generated unique number that helps websites recognize your browser or device. This identifier is used to maintain your session or track your activities across multiple visits.
  • Login Information: When you log into a website, Cookies may store your login credentials, such as a username or an encrypted version of your password. This enables you to stay logged in across multiple pages or when you revisit the website.

How long do Cookies stay on my computer?
The lifespan of Cookies can vary depending on their type. There are two main types of Cookies in terms of duration:

  • Session Cookies: These temporary Cookies are stored only for the duration of your browsing session. They maintain session information and remember your actions and preferences within a single session. Session Cookies are usually deleted when you close your web browser.
  • Persistent Cookies: These Cookies have a longer lifespan and remain on your computer even after you close your browser. They are stored on your hard drive until you delete them, or they reach their expiry date. Persistent Cookies can remember your preferences and settings across multiple browsing sessions or track your activities over time.

Granting permission to use Cookies
By using software to view this website (e.g., a browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) that is set up to accept Cookies, you indicate your acceptance of our Cookies Policy. If you wish to remove or disable Cookies from our site, you can adjust the Cookies settings through “Internet Options” in your browser menu at any time. However, please note that disabling Cookies may impact the performance of not only our site but also many other websites.

Our use of Cookies falls into the following categories:

  • Website function Cookies:
    • They hold information once you’ve logged in, eliminating the need to re-login when navigating different pages within your session.
    • Session Cookies are removed when you log off or close the browser.
  • Social media Cookies:
    • They facilitate easy sharing or liking of content on social network platforms like Facebook and Twitter, using sharing buttons on our site.
    • Privacy implications vary across social networks depending on your chosen privacy settings.
  • Third-party and advertising Cookies:
    • Our site includes functionality provided by third parties, such as embedded YouTube or Vimeo videos.
    • Disabling these Cookies may affect the functions offered by these third parties.
  • Analytics Cookies:
    • Analytics programs use Cookies to compile website statistics for us to improve our site. Unless you explicitly provide your information by filling in a form or contacting us, all data collected by analytics programs is stored anonymously, and we only see aggregated totals rather than specific individual data.

Turning off Cookies
You can disable Cookies by adjusting your internet browser settings to stop accepting them. The steps may vary depending on your browser and its version. Here are some common browsers:

Please note that turning off Cookies will impact the performance of many websites, not just ours.