A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved to notify the website of the user's previous activity.
A visit to our website could generate the following types of cookies.
1. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies certain services that you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
2. Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how the visitors use the website, e.g. about the pages that are most frequently visited and any possible error messages. These types of cookies do not collect identifiable information about an individual visitor. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.
3. Functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal experience. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with a local weather report or traffic news by storing the data about the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to the text size, fonts and other parts of the website that you can customise. They may also be used to provide you with on demand services such as watching a video or commenting a blog. The collected information may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
4. Targeting and advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited the website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to a site functionality provided by other organisations.
Cookies can be managed via the web browser settings. Please, see you browser help on how to manage cookies.
On this site you can always turn cookies on or off in the “Cookie management” menu item.