What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data that a website places on your computer. Through these cookies, certain information may be collected – information such as your IP address or what browser you’re using. Information about your computer’s operating system, its application version, language settings and pages that have been shown to you, as well as other anonymous standard log information, may also be collected. If you are using a mobile device, we might also collect data that identifies your mobile device, for example, device-specific settings and characteristics. None of this information on its own will be able to tell us who you are.
Web pages have no memory. If you are surfing from page to page within a website, you will not be recognised as the same user across pages. Cookies enable your browser to be recognised by the website.
Do all cookies do the same thing?
No, there are different types of cookie, and different ways of using them. Cookies can be categorised according to their function, their lifespan, and according to who places them on a website.
We try to give our users an advanced and user-friendly website in accordance with their needs and wishes. To achieve this, our website uses the following types of cookie:
- Technical cookies: We use technical cookies to show you our website, to enable it to function correctly, create your account, sign you in. These technical cookies are absolutely necessary for our website to function properly.
- Functional cookies: We also use functional cookies to remember your preferences and to help you use our website efficiently and effectively. For example, we remember your preferred language. These functional cookies are not strictly necessary for the functioning of our website, but they add functionality for you and enhance your experience.
- Analytics cookies: We use these cookies to to find out what works and what doesn’t, to optimise and improve our website and mobile platforms, and to ensure we continue to be interesting and relevant. The data we gather includes which web pages you viewed, which referring/exit pages you entered and left from, which platform type you used, date and time stamp information and details such as the number of times you click on a given page, your mouse movements and scrolling activity and the text you type while using our website.