A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
We use both session, persistent and analytics cookies on our website.
- A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date
- A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
- remember the language you select on our website at your first session
- if you send us data through our newsletter or events formula, cookies may be configured to remember user details until the next session,
- remember the closure of newsletter popup until the next session,
- better control our advertising results,
- better know our user experiences.
Analytics cookies / Third-parties cookies
Lifetime of cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking : https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking. Use custom settings for from the drop-down menu, and unticking cookies from sites : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the menu, and clicking Show advanced Content and then selecting sites from setting any data under the Cookies heading : https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
- in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the Customise and control menu, and clicking : https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
You can also visit aboutcookies.org