Protecting and managing your online privacy

Important informations about consent

This page is about what cookies are, how we use them and how you can manage them for both our site and other websites you might use.
In this guideline we use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and other similar technologies covered by the EU Directive on privacy in electronic communications.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files, created by the website visited, that contain data. They are stored on the visitor’s computer to give the user access to various functions.
Both session cookies and non-session cookies are used on our sites.

A session cookie is temporarily stored in the computer memory while the visitor is browsing the website. This cookie is erased when the user closes their web browser or after a certain time has passed (meaning that the session expires).
A non-session cookie remains on the visitor’s computer until it is deleted.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to learn more about the way visitors interact with our content and help us to improve the experience when visiting our website.

Site functionality and content

The following types of cookie are used on this site. We don’t list every single cookie used by name – but for each type of cookie we tell you how you can control its use.

1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around this site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as shopping baskets or e-billing, may not be provided.

2. Performance Cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use this site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.
These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

3. Functionality Cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
These cookies allow this site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or travel preferences) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.

4. Third-party service cookies

The share function is used by visitors to recommend our sites and content on social networks such as Google+ and Facebook. Cookies store information on how visitors use the share function – although not at an individual level – so that the website can be improved. If you do not accept cookies, no information is stored.

For some of the functions within our websites we use third party suppliers, for example, when you visit a page with videos embedded from or links to YouTube. These videos or links (and any other content from third party suppliers) may contain third party cookies and you may wish to consult the policies of these third party websites for information regarding their use of cookies.

Here is a list of places where you can find out more about specific services that we may use and their use of cookies:

Facebook

Google+

YouTube

How do I reject and delete cookies?

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about a visitor.
However, you can choose to reject or block the cookies set by thi site and the websites of any third party suppliers by changing your browser settings.

Please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies so if you do not wish cookies to be used, you may need to actively delete or block the cookies.

For information on the use of cookies in mobile phone browsers and for details on how to reject or delete such cookies, please refer to your mobile phone manual.

Note, however, that if you reject the use of cookies you will still be able to visit our websites but some of the functions may not work correctly.

Google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics which use cookies. At the aggregate level, cookies store information on how visitors use the website, including the number of pages displayed, where the visitor comes from, and the number of visits, to improve the website and ensure a good user experience. If you do not accept cookies, no information is stored.
You can opt out of these if you want: Google

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