1. What is a cookie?
This page describes what information they collect, how we use it, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, but this may downgrade or damage some of the functional elements of the site.
For more general information on cookies, see the Wikipedia article on cookies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie).
Cookies perform many functions, such as making it easier for you to navigate between pages, remembering your preferences and, in general, improving your user experience.
Thanks to these cookies, we can distinguish you from other users of our website, which not only allows us to provide you with a better experience when you browse our website, but also to improve the way it works. It is recommended that you leave all cookies enabled if you are not sure whether you need them or if they provide a service you are using.
However, some cookies, while useful, are not essential, and we ask your permission before using them. By continuing to browse our website, you authorise us to use these optional cookies, unless you specifically set your browser to disable them.
3. How do I manage cookies?
You can prevent cookies from working by adjusting your browser settings (see your browser help menu for how to do this). Please be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this site and many other sites you visit. Disabling cookies generally also disables certain functions and features of this site. Therefore, disabling cookies is not recommended.
4. We use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies: these are essential for you to move around the site and use its features, including access to secure areas, and they provide us with information about you. Without these cookies, the services you have requested, such as online application forms, cannot function;
Performance cookies: these cookies collect information about the users of our website; for example, which pages are viewed the most or whether error messages appear on our pages. These cookies do not collect visitors’ identifying information. All the information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve the functioning of the site;
Functional cookies: these cookies allow the website to remember your choices and to offer you more relevant and personalised features. These cookies can be used to remember the customised options you have selected on our pages. They can also be used to authorise a feature that you have requested, such as viewing a block of data or seeing a video. The information collected by these cookies can be made anonymous and they do not allow your browsing activity on other websites to be tracked.
Advertising/targeting cookies: These cookies use an identification number to track your personal preferences in order to customise pages and gather more information. For example, they are used to provide advertisements or promotions for products similar to those that you have already viewed or purchased.
5. Additional cookies specific to our services
This site offers blogging (and later on, probably a newsletter) or email subscription services and cookies can be used to remember whether you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications, which may only be valid for subscribed/non-subscribed users.
When you submit data through a form like those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your profile details for future correspondence.
6. Third-party cookies
This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most popular and trusted analytics solutions on the web, to help us understand how you use the site and how we can improve your experience. These cookies can track things like how long you spend on the site and which pages you visit so that we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
7. More information
However, if you are still looking for more information, we are here to help.