Cookies

First party cookies 

Our website uses cookies which are small text files that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. We also gather information and statistics regarding use of our website. For example, we collect information about page visits and navigation to determine what articles and topics are of greatest interest and if users are able to find content easily. These reports contain aggregated information about users. All this helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. 

Information about the cookies used on our website can be found here. By clicking that you agree to the use of cookies and continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of these cookies.

Third party cookies 

We use site analytics providers to compile statistics about visitors who interact with our website and online content, to gauge the effectiveness of our advertisements and to provide more relevant information to our visitors. These site analytics providers may set cookies in your browser. Information about these third party cookies can be found here.

Site activity information collected by these analytics providers may be combined with personal information we hold about you. For example in order to manage the websites properly we also log information on our operational systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains, browser types, and IP addresses.  We gather this information so that the website presents the best web experience for our visitors. 

Email tracking 

We also use online identification technologies to help us measure the efficacy of our marketing and awareness campaigns and to understand how visitors navigate to the website from advertisements. This cookie tracking technology is used in our email updates to see whether emails are opened, replied to or forwarded and whether links are followed. Cookie and tracking technology is used in the following ways:
 
  • tracking gif - each email contains a tiny unique graphic that tracks whether the email is opened. The graphic does not contain any personal information;
  • cookie tracking - links within our email updates are unique to the recipient. When a link is clicked on, a session cookie will record the recipient's visit to the destination page. The session cookie will be deleted when the recipient closes their browser or leaves the destination page.
You can unsubscribe from our email updates at any time either by using the link provided at the bottom of the email or by contacting the sender. 
 

Other websites’ cookies

Individual sites you may access from our site may use additional cookies or third-party analytic tools.  For more information about the cookies and third-party tools used on the individual sites, please review the cookie information on the individual sites you visit. 

Setting cookies 

You block cookies 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 you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. 

You may delete site cookies from your system after you finish browsing the websites if you wish to do so by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site. 

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ or http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ 

By using our website and accepting this policy, you consent, where such consent is necessary and valid under applicable law, to our use of the cookies listed in [Cookie Specifics webpage] and the placement of these cookies on your device for the purposes described.

July 2018