Cookies information

Cookies are very small files that are stored on your computer when you visit most websites. They are sent back and forth between the website’s server and your Internet browser to allow the website to remember actions you’ve made.

We use cookies, and other similar technologies to help improve the performance of our websites for example to ensure that our websites remember you based on your last visit, present tailored options to you, measure web traffic and track user journeys. Most of these only contain randomly generated numbers, and cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware on your computer.

Cookies used by our websites

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

In particular we use:

Functional cookies

Name Goal Data Retention Period
cb_enabled Indicate to the website if you accept cookies or not 13 months
reCaptcha Allow to distingish humans ands robots 13 months

 

Social media cookies

Name Goal Data Retention Period
Add this Allow to share content on social media Duration fixed by this third party
Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram Allow to share content on social media Duration fixed by each of these thirds
Pixel Facebook Allow to retarget websites’ visitors on Facebook through advertising Duration fixed by this third party
Youtube embedded videos Allow to show Youtube videos on the website Duration fixed by this third party
Vimeo embedded videos Allow to show Vimeo videos on the website Duration fixed by this third party

 

Google Analytics cookies

Name Goal Data Retention Period
_ga(link is external) Allow to recognize users 13 months
_gid(link is external) Allow to recognize different users 13 months
_gat(link is external) Allow to recognize requests 13 months

How do I manage or delete cookies?

You can manage or delete your cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Below, you will find further explanations on how to make such adjustments.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Changes to this Cookies Policy

We keep our Cookies Policy under regular review. This Cookies Policy was last updated in November 2018.

Email and webpage tracking technologies

Web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs are all terms used to describe a particular form of technology implemented by many sites in order to help them to understand and analyse how their site is being used and, in turn, to improve your experience of the site.

By registering to receive updates by email, you will receive emails which will contain this type of technology.  A web beacon (or similar) will take the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in the email.  It will be used to send information such as your IP address, when the email was viewed, from what device and which geo-location. We may use this information to:

–   Gather statistical information.

–   Identify how you interact with our content.

–   Identify email content you do not wish to receive.

–   Provide you with the most relevant content.

–  Improve your email and online experience.

By setting your email client to display HTML emails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of some web beacons.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We keep our Cookie Policy under regular review. This Cookie Policy was last updated in March 2019.