When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information using your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be personal information about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to place on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and are called first party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain other than that of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing initiatives.
Why do we use cookie?
Cookies are used for various purposes, such as allowing the user to navigate between pages seamlessly, implementing the user’s preferences and improving their overall browsing experience, by customising the website according to their navigation and user profile as a customer. They can also help ensure that the adverts seen online by the user are more relevant to them and their interests.
What types of cookie do we use?
Our website uses several types of cookies which have different durations. In particular we use:
– Session cookies, which only last for the duration of a browsing session and facilitate your experience on our website; and
– Persistent cookies, which last for more than one visit and memorise your preferred settings regarding our website.
These cookies can also be categorised as follows, depending on who sets them on our website:
– First party cookies, which are supplied by the publisher of the website you are visiting, so that it functions properly.
– Third party cookies, which are set on the website by third parties, and are intended to collect data in different ways and for several purposes, for example: collection of analytics data and information on social interactions and behaviours, and also for promotional activities.
What categories of cookie are on our website?
The types of cookie used on our website serve different purposes and can fall into one of the categories below.
Strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may fail to function properly. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance & analytics cookies:
These cookies allow us to count visits and determine traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to find out which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.
These cookies enable the personalisation of website content by recognising users and remembering their preferences. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly.
Profiling and targeting cookies:
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not directly store personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site and which enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They can track your browser across other sites and build a profile based on your interests. This may influence the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
Do we share data collected through cookies?
We may collect information on our website through cookies and share it with third parties such as social networks or advertising platforms, agencies/providers and IT providers (e.g. hosting providers), with your consent where required.
How to customise your cookie settings
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some cookies. However, blocking some types of cookies may affect your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.
If you use multiple browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.), you must repeat this procedure for each one, and if you connect to the web from multiple devices (e.g. from work and at home), then you will need to set your preferences on each browser on each device.
Please note that if you completely disable cookies from the browser, some of our website functionalities might be lost, for example, normal browsing of the site and purchasing activity, while any personalised activity such as the advertising you receive when you visit this website will not be tailored to your interests.