Use of cookies

We use cookies in order to simplify the use of our website. Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on the website.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  • to recognise your computer when you visit the website, so you are not asked to re-enter information at each visit, as for example to fill in forms or surveys.
  • to remember your login and password when you sign in
  • to track you as you navigate the website, to analyse the use of the website and to improve its usability.

You can change your cookie settings in all modern browsers. This feature is normally available in the « settings » or « preferences » menu.

What happens if I refuse to accept cookies?

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of the website. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features and some information might not be displayed correctly, in particular the following:

  • « sign in » and « my account » options;
  • personalising your visit on the site;
  • sharing our site on social media;
  • display of integrated content.