WHAT ARE COOKIES
TYPES OF COOKIES
WHAT COOKIES WE USE
USE OF THIRD-PARTYWEBANALYTICS SERVICES
THIRD PARTY SERVICES EMBEDDED CONTENT
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
HOW TO WITHDRAW YOUR CONSENT
HOW TO MANAGE AND DELETE COOKIES
HOW TOCONTACT US
TYPES OF COOKIESCookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Depending on their lifespan cookies are either session or persistent. Session cookies are created temporarily and are deleted when the user closes the web browser. Basically these cookies allow the web server to link the actions of a user during a browser session. While Persistent cookies remain even after the session is closed. These cookies are stored on a user’s hard drive until they reach their expiry date specified in their parameters or until the user deletes them. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie. By means of permanent cookies, the website identifies you during a visit to apply your settings or identify you as a new user. As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either first-party or third-party cookies. First-party cookiesare set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user (i.e. different from the one shown on the browser’s address bar).
Optimize web site performance and improve the speed and security of our services;
Improve the website’s usability so our services will function as you’d expect;
Recognize your computer when you visit our website. This assists us to distinguish you from other users of our website and helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, so you could navigate between pages efficiently;
Enable the use of login (session management or authentication) functionality as well as remember your username, so you don’t have to login for future visits;
Personalize our website for you and save your preferences and settings for future visits; make certain features available;
Aggregate anonymous user information that helps us generate traffic statistics and analyze the use of our website, such as which links are used most frequently or which pages get fewest unique views;
Measuring visitor behavior so we can see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. We use these details to improve how our website functions and to understand how users interact with it.
Cookies or information retrieved from them will not be used for any purpose other than the one stated above. Although we don’t serve behavioral advertising on our website, we may still show you contextualized ads relevant to the content you’re viewing.
WHAT COOKIES WE USEThe cookies we use, perform up to three different functions:
These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service which you have requested. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you disable these cookies we can’t guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information and do not remember where you have been on the internet. Some of the essential cookies we place on your browser ensure that our website delivers you information and services securely. Also we set a cookie to confirm that our Cookie Privacy Notice has been displayed to the user and another cookie to remember your cookie preferences. As the website is hosted on Microsoft Azure, the ARRAffinity cookie is used to control the effective loading of the website and to ensure that all user requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session. This cookie will only be storedfor the duration of your browser session.
We may use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your information and settings for any future visits. This results in faster and more convenient access. For instance, these cookies allow us to remember choices you make such as your user name, language or the region you are in. Also enable us to remember the last chosen hobby and content filters selection and to restore them when the page is re-visited. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customize. We also set cookies to remember if we asked you if you want to fill in a survey or if you have engaged with a particular component on our website so that it won’t repeat. If you disable these cookies we won’t be able to perform specific services or remember choices you have made.
Performance and Analytics Cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They also help us to track how visitors move around the site, the pages they visited and the features they used as well as if they get error messages from it.All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is only used to improve how the website works. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties – in particular by Google Analytics, Mixpanel and Application Insights. We do not allow our third-party analytics services providers to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
If you wish to disable Google Analytics you can download and install the add-on for your web browser available on the Google Analytics opt-out page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
You may opt out of Mixpanel tracking by visiting: https://mixpanel.com/optout/
For more information, including details of how to block Application Insights’ cookies, please see: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/monitor/