What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website can save on your computer or mobile device when you visit a page or site. A cookie will help the site or other sites recognize your device the next time you visit it. Web beacons or other similar files can do the same. We use the term cookies in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Cookies perform many different functions. For example, they help us remember your username or preferences, analyze how well our sites are performing, or even allow us to recommend content to you that we think will be of interest to you.
Most cookies do not collect information that can identify you, but rather collect general information about how users reach and use our sites or what their location is.
What types of cookies do the sites use?
Basically, cookies perform 4 different functions:
These cookies are essential to enable you to navigate the websites and use their features. Without these cookies, the services you have requested cannot be provided (such as navigation between pages, display of content in a selected language).
Cookies related to site performance
We use analytical cookies to analyze how our visitors use the websites and monitor their performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by personalizing our offering and quickly identifying and resolving any issues that arise. For example, we may use performance cookies to track which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages receive error messages. We may also use these cookies to highlight articles or services on the Site that we believe will be of interest to you, based on your use of the Websites. The information collected by these cookies is not linked to your personal data by us or our contractors.
We use this type of cookie to provide you with certain functionality – for example, to remember the choices you have made (such as choosing a language or the region you are in) or to recognize the platform from which you access the Websites, and to provide you with enhanced and personalized features. These cookies are not used to track your browsing on other sites.
We use or allow third parties to use on our sites cookies that fall into the four categories mentioned above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to monitor traffic on our sites.
We may use third-party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
How to turn off cookies?
All modern browsers allow you to change cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu. To be aware of these settings, the following links may help you, or you can use the “Help” button in your browser’s menus for more details:
Please remember that if you choose to stop cookies, some sections of our site may not work properly.
No, the cookies we use are anonymous and do not contain any personal data.