Like most websites, we will sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device to make this site work properly and improve your experience.
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. 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.
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.
Different types of cookies
Different types of cookies are used for different purposes. Below you will find a list of the most common type of cookies and for what they are used.
Session vs. persistent (tracker) cookies
A session cookie is temporarily stored in your computer’s memory while you are surfing on the site, for example to keep a track of which language you have chosen. Session cookies are not stored on your computer for a long period of time, but always disappear when you shut down your web browser.
A persistent cookie saves a file on your computer for a long time; this kind of cookie has an expiry date. Persistent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. This result in faster and more convenient access since, for example, you don't have to login again. When the expiry date has passed, the cookie is automatically deleted when you return to the website that created it.
First vs. third party cookies
First-party cookies are set by the website itself (the same domain as in the browser’s address bar), and can only be read by that site. These cookies are commonly used to store information such as your preferences, for use when you re-visit the site.
Third-party cookies are set by different domains from the one shown on the browser address bar that is by an organisation other than the website owner. Cookies that, for example, are used to collect information for advertisements and custom content and also for web statistics may be ‘third-party cookies’.
How to control 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.