What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites.
Cookies are not actual programs or software. When you visit a web page, it stores a snippet of text from your visit; the next time you visit the same web page, this text is retrieved by the website and it recognizes you. This can be used differently depending on the actual website visited. Cookies allow websites to store such things as e.g. user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, allowing it to recognize a user and respond appropriately. Cookies on our website do NOT store personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, email addresses or phone numbers.
Our cookies help us:
Collect personally identifiable information - we will always ask for your explicit permission if we ever want to collect such information;
Collect sensitive information without your explicit consent.
What information is retained by the cookie?
Typically, a cookie retains:
How long do cookies stay on my computer?
Session cookies – these cookies expire when the browser is closed. They are not saved on your hard drive. They are usually used to track the pages that you visit so that information about you can be personalized for that visit.
Persistent cookies – these cookies are stored on your hard drive until you delete them or they expire. They can be used, for example, to remember your preferences when you visit the site.
Cookies we use falls into several categories such as:
More about our cookies policy
Cookies for website features such as session or preference cookies
Saving information after you log in once so you don't have to log in again each time you visit a different page during your session;
Once you log out or close the browser, the session cookies will be deleted.
Our website, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Disabling these cookies may disrupt the features offered by these third parties.
Cookies for websites of social networks
To make it easier to share or like content on a social networking platform such as Facebook and Twitter, we have included share buttons on our website.
The privacy consequences from this vary from one social network to another and depend on the privacy settings you have chosen for those networks.
Anonymous visitor cookies and behavioral statistics cookies
Examples of these are:
Improving the website cookies
We regularly test new designs and features on our website. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously tracking how visitors react to these different versions. This ultimately helps us offer you a better website.
We use: Web Tools Samples of Google.
You can choose to opt-out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting Google's advertising opt-out page or you can opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.
How to disable cookies
You can disable cookies by changing your Internet browser settings so that it stops accepting cookies. There are many different browsers and versions. Some of the most common browsers and versions are listed below. Click the name of your preferred browser below to learn how to disable and manage cookies. If your version or browser is not in the list, visit your preferred search engine.