What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer, telephone, smartphone or tablet so that when you revisit the website it can remember your preferences and store them. Cookies are a website’s ‘memory’, making sure that a website can recognize which internet browser is used and can therefore respond in an appropriate manner, tailoring services to you. Cookies cannot harm your computer, nor any of your files.
What is the function of cookies?
What happens if I disable cookies?
If you do not accept cookies, you may be unable to access some features of the website, which could mean that you experience reduced functionality of our services. If you disable the cookies that remember your preferences, you will need to re-enter your details, such as passwords and log-in name, each time you visit the website.
Types of cookies
We categorize cookies into the following categories:
Necessary cookies (type 1)
These cookies are absolutely necessary in order for a website to function properly. Without these cookies, certain services will be unavailable.
Functional cookies (type 2)
These cookies allow us to improve your user experience of the website and offer different functions. This includes, for example, language preferences.
Performance cookies (type 3)
These cookies collect information about the manner in which you use the website. Performance cookies help us, for example, to identify the most popular parts of our website. By doing so, we can target the content of our website to specific user preferences, which allows us to improve our service to you. These cookies are not used to identify the person using this particular website. All information collected, is kept to collect and compile anonymous statistics.
Third party cookies (type 4)
These cookies are installed by third parties, such as for example, social networks. They would be used to integrate these social media, by adding social plug-ins on the website.
Opt-out: How to disable?
The cookies that collect your log-in names, passwords and other preferences, can be disabled via your browser settings. For more information please see:
- Google Chrome:
- Mozilla Firefox: