Updated July 2013
At the time you access our site our server sends a cookie to your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device (hereinafter collectively referred to as ”device”) you may use when accessing and using our website. The cookie will allow us to recognise your device but not specifically who is using it.
This cookies policy explains:
- What are cookies?
- Managing your cookies preferences
1 What are cookies?
Cookies are common and used on almost every website. They constitute small pieces of information which are send to your device when you visit a website. Cookies can sometimes track information about your use of the site. Some of the cookies we use only last for the duration of your web session and therefore expire when you close your browser (session cookies). Other cookies are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered (persistent cookies). Persistent cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including remembering a user’s preferences and choices when using a website or to target advertising.
2.1 Strictly necessary cookies
These types of cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate around our site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without the presence of these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
2.2 Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site, for example which pages visitors go to most often, and if the visitors get error messages from the site. These types of cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All kind of information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is solely used to improve how our website works.
2.3 Functionality cookies
These cookies allow the site to remember the choices you make (e.g. your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide improved, more personal features. These types of cookies can also be used to remember amendments you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of the site that you can customise. Further, they may also be used to provide services you have asked for, e.g. watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and the cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other sites.
2.4 Targeting and sharing cookies
These types of cookie offer you a customised browsing experience by providing you with interest based services both on this site and on some other websites too. In addition, they are used to reduce the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. The cookies may link to social networks such as Facebook and provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that may be of interest to you.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, according to your preferences, you can amend your browser settings to prevent you from cookies or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which contain additional and useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browsers. However, please note that by blocking or deleting cookies used on our website you may not be able to take full advantage of our website.
Depending on the web browser on your device, you can find further information on how to delete cookies here:
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Flash Cookies
- Mac and Apple (Safari)
- Android Telephones
- Windows Phone
We are continually aiming to develop better ways of administrating your cookie preferences. As new technology and solutions emerge, this cookies policy may be updated in order to reflect any such advances in technology and preference management tools.