Last updated: 17/08/2018 4:49pm
What are cookies
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. Among other things, cookies enable a website to remember a user’s actions and preferences, provide for user-authentication, improve functionality of websites and allow for website analytics. A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
- session cookie; which is erased when the user closes the browser, or
- persistent cookie; which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre defined period of time.
As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either;
- first-party cookies; which are set by the web server of visited pages and share the same domain, or
When you access and use our Website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use both session and persistent cookies. Most of these are so-called essential cookies, which are needed for the functioning of our website. Such cookies do not require user-consent (see the EU advisory body on data protection, Working Party 29).
Essential cookies are, like their name suggest, essential to how websites work. They are completely normal and should be no cause of concern for anyone. Some of the essential cookies we use are so-called ‘user-input’ cookies, used to track the user-input in our contact forms. They allow our website to display a Typeform. Others essential-cookies are used to store technical data that enables us to play video and/or audio content for the duration of a session. In other words, they allow us to display a Youtube multimedia content player. Two other types of essential cookies that we may use are so-called ‘authentication cookies’, which identify users on login and ‘user-centric security cookies’ to detect authentication abuses. We might also utilize ‘load-balancing cookies’, and ‘user-interface customisation cookies’ to track user-indicated preferences, such as a preferred language.
We use non-essential Google Analytics cookies to track visitor data for our website’s analytics. These cookies help us learn how our website performs in different locations, how users arrive at our site and how they use our site. They help us understand and improve our Service and features.
What are your choices regarding cookies?
If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our Site, or any other site, you can do so through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should explain how. Alternatively, you can visit About Cookies or Information Technology Services, which are pages contain comprehensive information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your machine. To opt-out of specific services of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information. See for example this useful tool to op-out of any Google Analytics tracking.
Where can your find more information about cookies?
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: https://www.allaboutcookies.org
- AllAboutCookies: https://www.networkadvertising.org
- European Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm