Cookies information

Cookies are very small files that are stored on your computer when you visit most websites. They are sent back and forth between the website’s server and your Internet browser to allow the website to remember actions you’ve made.

We use cookies, and other similar technologies to help improve the performance of our websites for example to ensure that our websites remember you based on your last visit, present tailored options to you, measure web traffic and track user journeys. Most of these only contain randomly generated numbers, and cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware on your computer.

Cookies used by our websites

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

In particular we use:

How do I manage or delete cookies?

You can manage or delete your cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Below, you will find further explanations on how to make such adjustments.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Changes to this Cookies Policy

We keep our Cookies Policy under regular review. This Cookies Policy was last updated in November 2018.