A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
There are several types of cookies, that can be categorized by how long they are stored and their function.
I. Cookies according to the length of storage
a) Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies remain on a visitor’s device for a specific period of time. They get activated each time a visitor enters the website that created that particular cookie. We use persistent cookies to calculate the number of site visitors.
b) Session cookies
Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a visitor during a browser session and for this reason, they are temporary. A browser session is started when a visitor opens a browser window and finishes when they close it. By closing the browser, all session cookies are automatically deleted.
We use session cookies to improve the usability of our site and to route the visitor to the most available web server.
II. Cookies according to function
Used for collecting anonymous data for statistical purposes on how visitors use the website. They don’t collect personal information and are used to improve the visitor experience.
We use performance cookies for collecting data regarding visits to the website, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where visitors have come from.
Performance cookies allow us to understand how visitors use the website, in order to help us improve it. Information supplied by performance cookies can be used in (re)marketing activities.
– your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
Some of our pages may use additional or different cookies to the ones described above. If so, the details of these will be provided in their specific cookies notice page. You may be asked for your agreement to store these cookies.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
By continuing to use the website, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. By choosing not to receive our cookies, your overall website experience can be affected.