Cookies and Similar Technologies Notice
Last Updated: December 17, 2018
Cookies are small data files stored in your browser by a website. They transmit information about your use of the site to its operator or to third parties that placed the cookie. Some cookies are “session cookies” that expire when you close your browser, and others are “persistent cookies” that stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them.
For instance, Matomo is an open source web analytics platform built with privacy in mind. We use Matomo cookies to measure, collect, analyze and report visitor data for purposes of understanding and optimizing our website. While Matomo serves the cookies, by design it cannot access the web analytics for tracking purposes. Without the data, we would not be able to provide you the service we are currently offering to you. Your data will be used only to improve the user experience on our website and help you find the information you are looking for.
Our Website (“Site”) uses session cookies to enable you to use our Site, analyze how they perform, personalize your experience with them, provide interest-based advertising, facilitate social media interaction and for other lawful purposes. We may also use other similar technologies for these purposes, such as web pixels that track browsing activity, social media widgets that facilitate interaction with social media platforms, and unique device identifiers. In some cases, these cookies and similar technologies are used by third parties.
The cookies and similar technologies used in our Site are as follows:
|Essential||Essential to provide you with services available through our sites and to enable you to use some of their features.|
We cannot provide the services our users request without them.
|Functionlity||Allow our sites to remember the choices you make when you use our sites.|
Intended to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-select your preferences every time you visit our sites.
|Authentication||Allow you to log into our sites and mobile apps by using your Google or Facebook account credentials.||None|
Analytics and customization
|Collect information about traffic to our Site, and how our users use them, such as the number of visitors, the websites that referred them, the pages they visited, what time of day they visited, whether they have visited before, what features they used and other similar information. We use this information to help operate and improve our sites and mobile applications.||Google Analytics. Learn more information about Google Analytics cookies (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage) and about how Google protects your data (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245). You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our sites by downloading and installing the Google browser plugin available (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB).|
|Advertising||Used by advertising companies to collect information about how you use our sites and other sites and applications over time. These companies use this information to show you ads they believe will be relevant to you within our sites and elsewhere, and to measure how the ads perform.||Google AdWords|
|Social Media||Used by social media widgets that enable “like” buttons and allow you to share content from our Site on social media. Your social media platform may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with our Site to your account with them.||Facebook|
LinkedInPlease see your social media platform’s privacy policies for more details.
Disabling cookies. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience on our sites. If you disable cookies, certain features of our website may not work.
For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or http://youronlinechoices.eu.