Within the most of the websites you visit, a small amount of data may be stored on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer hard drive using cookies and similar technologies. Use of the term “cookies” in this Policy is broad and includes similar technologies such as localStorage and sessionStorage. Cookies help make this website work and provide information to us about how users interact with our site. We use this information to improve our website. We do not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details through one of the contact forms on the website.
What is a cookie and what is it for?
A cookie is a small string of text that a site sends to the browser and saves on your computer when you visit Internet sites. Cookies are used to allow the website to operate more efficiently and improve its performance, but also to supply the site’s owner with information.
The types of cookies used on this website can be classified into one of three categories:
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These are essential in order to enable you to use certain features of the website, such as submitting forms on the website.
Functionality Cookies. These are used to allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your language) and provide enhanced features to improve your web experience.
Analytical / Navigation Cookies. These cookies enable the site to function correctly and are used to gather information about how visitors use the site. This information is used to compile reports and help us to improve the site. Cookies gather information in anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors came from and the pages they viewed.
Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps our website to understand how visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.
In addition to reporting website usage statistics, Google Analytics can also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads Google shows.
Use of IP Addresses. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on the Internet. We might use your IP address and browser type to help analyze usage patterns and diagnose problems on this website and to improve the service we offer to you. But without additional information your IP address does not identify you as an individual.
How can I disable / remove cookies?
Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) are configured to accept cookies. However, most browsers allow you to control and also disable / remove cookies using the browser settings. All the same, please remember that disabling navigation or functional cookies may cause the site to malfunction and/or limit the service offered.
To change the settings, follow the procedures provided by the various browsers, in the “Options” or “Preferences” menus.
For details, see aboutcookies.org