Cookie Policy

Effective: November 2, 2018

Business information


1. Introduction

A “Cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time 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.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit and/or read this informative Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

In addition, check out the Your Online Choices resource; it describes how you can select your preferences for most of the advertising tools out there.

2. usage of cookies

We use cookies on our website as they enable us to understand how you use the website and track any patterns with regards to how you use our website. The usage of cookies also helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products/services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:

  • Session Cookies: These are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser; they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
  • Persistent Cookies: A persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product/service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
  • Performance Cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the website are most popular.
  • Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

3. Additional resources

As mentioned in a previous section, you can manage preferences for cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent, for example, third parties from installing cookies.

Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete cookies installed in the past, including the cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of cookies by this website.

You can find information about how to manage cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

If you want even more guidance, follow the instructions provided on the subsequently linked initiatives by the EDAA (E.U.), the Network Advertising Initiative (U.S.) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (U.S.), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Such initiatives allow you to select your tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools.

4. Support

To understand our views and practices regarding your personal data, please go to our Privacy Policy.

In case you need further assistance when it specifically comes to cookies on our website, feel free to reach out to us via email.

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