Use of cookies

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Cookies are small text files that do not affect the security of your computer. Cookies offer you a better browsing experience and permit the publisher to compile anonymous statistics on the website traffic. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to.

The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience. Information contained in a cookie may in fact be linked to your personal information, such as your IP, for purposes such as improving the quality of your user-experience, tailoring recommendations to your interests, etc.

Based on the duration of their tracking, cookies are classified as session cookies or permanent cookies. The former are deleted automatically when you quit your browser. The latter are stored on your device for a longer period. These include, for example, cookies apt to register your acceptance of our cookie policy, so that you won’t have to see the cookie banner every time you visit our Websites.

Most cookies are set up by us and thus are called first-party cookies. We may also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we may use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

How can you manage cookies?

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.

Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).

For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.

You can also set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in). For more information on that, please refer to your browser’s documentation.

You can change your cookie settings here: Revoke consent

Cookies on our Website

More specifically, we may use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Performance and analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Websites. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Websites, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Google Analytics

Cookies placed by Google Analytics. Learn more about GA cookies here.

CookieExpiryDescription
_ga2 yearsStatistics. To store and count page views
_gid1 dayStatistics. To store and count page views.
_get_gtat_UA_*_11 hourMarketing/Tracking. To store and track conversions.
_gat1 minuteStatistics. To read and filter requests from bots.
Visitor preferences

These are set by us and only we can read them. They remember if you have agreed to (or refused) our cookie policy and other preferences you may have selected, like the Websites language. or to remember your login if applicable. Cookies in this list are functional cookies placed by WordPress or our theme. Some of these cookies are used only for logged-in users. Learn more about WordPress cookies here.

Cookie Placed byExpiryDescription
wordpress_test_cookieWordPresssessionFunctional. To read if cookies can be placed.
wordpress_logged_in_*WordPresssessionFunctional. To store logged in users.
wordpress_sec_*WordPress15 daysFunctional. To provide protection against hackers, store account details.
wp-settings-*WordPresspersistentFunctional. To store WordPress user preferences.
wp-settings-time-*WordPress1 yearFunctional. To store WordPress user preferences.
et-pb-recent-items-colorsElegant ThemespersistentFunctional. To provide functionality for WordPress users.
et-editor-available-post-*Elegant Themesat least one sessionFunctional. To provide functionality for WordPress users.
Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the Websites to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Websites will then not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. Please also note that these cookies are included in the essential cookies mentioned in our cookie banner. 

Last updated:  2nd September 2021