What is a cookie?
Cookies are small data files that your browser places on your computer or device. Cookies help your browser navigate a website and the cookies themselves cannot collect any information stored on your computer or your files.
When a server uses a web browser to read cookies they can help a website deliver a more user-friendly service. To protect your privacy, your browser only gives a website access to the cookies it has already sent to you.
Cookies remember the type of browser you use and which additional browser software you have installed. They also remember your preferences, such as language and region, which remain as your default settings when you revisit the website. Cookies also allow you to rate pages and fill in comment forms.
Some of the cookies we use are session cookies and only last until you close your browser, others are persistent cookies which are stored on your computer for longer. Read further information on the various types of cookies that we use below.
How are third party cookies used?
How do I reject and delete cookies?
These cookies are used to store session information. Web pages have no memories. Session cookies enable the website owners to keep track of the movement of users visiting the website from page to page so they do not get asked for the same information they have already given to the site. Session cookies are deleted when you close the browser.
During the visit, these cookies are used to store information about the type of browser used and which additional browser software is installed. They also store the preferences selected when personalizing the website, for example, preferred location, language or fonts. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time the user visits the site he will not have to set them again.
These persistent cookies allow users to rate how much they like a page. They are used to store the current user rating of the page and prevent users from rating the same page more than once.
These persistent cookies are used to ensure that users cannot vote more than once.
These cookies are used to store the information that users provide when completing forms and the save button is pressed. The stored data is only used to re-fill the form when the user returns the same page.
These web analytics cookies help us to learn more about how you interact with our content so that we can better shape our site. They collect information about how visitors use our site, which site the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the site.
This information does not record the individual user’s specific details and it is used to create web statistics usage at aggregated level. We use Google Analytics, see Third Party cookies for more information.