What are Cookies?
A Cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences.
We have two types of Cookies
Type 1: Essential Cookies
We use these Cookies because they are essential for saving settings during your visit. Without these Cookies, it’s not possible to use this website. If a login function is used on this website, an authentication Cookie will be placed on your computer to identify the user.
Type 2: Analytics Cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
How long will Cookies be stored?
Most of the Cookies we use are so-called “session Cookies”. This means that these Cookies will be deleted once you have closed your browser. Some Cookies may be stored for a longer period, for example when you specifically request that we remember your login username, your preferred language settings or other preferences. Google Analytics Cookies are stored for up to five years in order to be able to undertake long-term analysis of the use of the website.
How to block cookies
Block Type 1 Essential Cookies
You can block Cookies via your web browser settings. More information on how to change the settings can be found on the website of the web browser that you use.
Block Type 2 Analytics Cookies
It is also possible to opt-out of Google Analytics. If you wish to do so, please visit the Google Tools website under the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB and download and install the appropriate add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Opera. The website functionality will not be affected by opting out-of Google Analytics.