What are cookies?
Cookies are little text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences so you don’t have to insert your details again and again.
There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site. Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.
Cookies we use
This website uses Google Analytics, a cookie based web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) that helps us understand how users use the site. The cookies (which are detailed in the table below) collect information about your use of the website (including your IP address), which will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Please read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data if you would like to know more about how Google processes the analytics data.
This website uses Contentsquare, a cookie based digital experience analytics service provided by Content Square Inc. ContentSquare is a solution which aggregates usage and frequency data to improve user experience. The data collected is used to understand how and why users are interacting in a certain way with the website. This means that we for example can see how users move through the website and can try to make it easier for them to find things or see if something is not working correctly in the website. ContentSquare processes user IP-address for geolocation (city level), blacklisting unwanted visitors and troubleshooting. The IP-address is stored less than 3 days from collection. The statistics created are used in aggregate and will never identify the users of the website personally.
Please read ContentSquare Privacy Information Center if you would like to know more about how ContentSquare process the analytics data.
|Cookie name||Expiration time||Purpose|
|Google Analytics cookies|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|_ga_Waas||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to throttle request rate.|
|cookieAgree||12 months||This cookie is stored when closing the cookie consent banner.|
|_cs_id||13 months||Used to store ContentSquare’s user identifier|
|_cs_s||30 minutes||Contains the number of pageviews within the running session|
|_cs_vars||session||Used to record custom variables|
|_cs_ex||30 days||Used to exclude some users from the collection|
|_cs_c||13 months||Used to store user consent settings|
|_cs_optout||13 months||Used to exclude users without consent from data collection|
|ak_bmsc||2 hours||Performance Cookie|
|bm_mi||2 hours||Performance Cookie|
|bm_sv||2 hours||Performance Cookie|
How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies?
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third-party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.
For further information please refer to: https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/
If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.
We may update this Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes we will let you know but please regularly check this Policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.