Some Cookies are necessary for the operation of the website and can not be disabled. Other Cookies, under the Performance and Functionality categories, enable functions which are designed to enhance your experience. Deselecting these Cookies will affect the website functionality.
1 What is a Cookie?
A Cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We use the following types of Cookies:
- Strictly necessary Cookies.These are Cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, Cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use the chat function, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Performance Cookies.They are used to improve the performance of our websites, for example to speed up page load times. They also 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, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Marketing/Unclassified 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.
2 How can you manage Cookies?
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can block Cookies in general by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some Cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
Except for strictly necessary Cookies, all Cookies will expire between 6 months and up to 4 years. The session Cookies expire when the browsing session ends.
You can find out how Cookies can be managed on the most commonly used browsers:
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