What is a cookie
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Cookies can be:
first party cookies - are cookies that are set by the site itself and can only be read by this site. They are commonly used for the functionality of the site.
third party cookies - are set by third parties which can be tracking or marketing companies (e.g. advertising networks). These cookies get re-read during a visit on other sites if they do business with these companies as well. Retargeting is good example of an application.
We use third-party cookies from Google ReCAPTCHA called "NID" and "PREF". This cookies are a necessary part of our website security for some of our customer online contact forms within the website. We use this cookies to prevent automated attacks on our website by distinguishing between real human users and automated computer services. This allows us to protect our customer data. Find more info about Google cookies privacy here.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. You may also decide that you want to disable cookies. Note, however, that you may have difficulties logging on to a significant amount of Web sites if you disable cookies.
How to disable cookies in some browsers
Examples for latest and updated versions
« To disable cookes, select Settings > Quick Preferences and uncheck "Enable Cookies". »
« 1. Click the Menu button and choose Options. 2. Click the Privacy tab. 3. Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history. 4. Check mark Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them. »
« Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. Select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button. In the "Cookies" section, you can change the following cookies settings. »
« To set whether Safari blocks cookies in iOS 8, tap Settings > Safari > Block Cookies and choose Always Allow, Allow from websites I visit, Allow from Current Websites Only, or Always Block. In iOS 7 or earlier, choose Never, From third parties and advertisers, or Always. »
« Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK. »
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Last update - 1st of June, 2015