A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie type||Name||Purpose||More information|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
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|Strictly necessary cookie for the website to function properly|
|HTTP Cookie||OptanonConsent||Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie consent box will not be presented again upon re-entry.||Strictly necessary cookie for the website to function properly|
|3rd party HTTP Cookie||__cfduid||Used by cookiepro. Used by the content network, Cloud flare, to identify trusted web traffic.||Strictly necessary cookie for the website to function properly|
|Functionality cookie to store the language settings.||Functionality cookie|
|3rd party HTTP Cookie||CONSENT||Used by YouTube. Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.||Targeting cookie|
|3rd party HTTP Cookie||IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick. This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts||Targeting cookie|
|3rd party HTTP Cookie||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Used by YouTube. This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos||Targeting cookie|
|3rd party HTTP Cookie||YSC
|Used by YouTube. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.||Targeting cookie|
|3rd party HTTP Cookie||test_cookie||Used by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is real time bidding advertising exchange||Targeting cookie|
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Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 2 years.
How do I change my cookie settings?
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