What are cookies
A cookie is a tiny text file that is downloaded to a computer (or mobile device) when the user accesses a website and is stored by the browser. Cookies help the site provide a better user experience.In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. Cookies allow recognition of the computer of visitor to websites and allow the websites to “remember” the visitor’s actions or preferences over time.
Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
This page describes what information cookies gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookie.
Types of cookies
There are „First party” cookies, which are set by websites that you are visiting at the time. “Third party” cookies are set by a different domain to the visited page’s domain.
“Session” cookies remain on your computer or mobile device during your visit and are erased when you close your browser. “Persistent” cookies remain on your computer/device for a pre-defined period of time unless deleted by the user before the expiry date.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
Be aware that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Some pages may not work if you completely disable cookies; however, many third party cookies can be safely blocked.
The cookies we set and how we use them
We use strictly necessary cookies, which are essential to provide services requested by our website visitors. These types of cookies are essential e.g. when submitting online forms. When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
We may also use performance cookies that are used to monitor the use of our website. This information is largely non-personal and we use it to improve our website. Some of our performance cookies may be managed by third parties – in particular by our web analytics providers.
Functionality cookies are cookies that are not essential, but they enhance your use of our website. These cookies remember choices that you make so as to improve your experience and we use them to remember your preferences.
If there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us.