Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site when your browser is set to accept cookies, you are agreeing to our use of cookies and other similar technologies as described in this policy.

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 cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our

website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

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. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

For more information see: 


Cookie Name Purpose
Necessary cookies [Name(s)] This type of cookie allows you to browse the website, use its features and access secure areas. We will not use these cookies to collect personal information about you. These are session cookies which last for the duration of your visit.

Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted at your individual interests. These cookies allow us to remember choices you have made and information you have provided, for example your username, the region you are in and your language.

Allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, for example, by allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket between visits. If you register with us or complete our online forms, we will use cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the cookie was not deleted in the interim.
Functional cookies Authentication cookies Allow you to verify yourself on future visits to the website or gain authorised content across pages. These cookies are used for the duration of a session, or are persistent if you agree to use the “remember me” function.
User-centric security cookies Used to detect authentication abuses such as repeated failed login attacks. They are used to increase the security of the service provided.
Multimedia content player session cookies (‘flash cookies’) Store technical data required to play back videos or audio content.
Load balancing session cookies Identify the same server in the pool in order for the load balancer to redirect users accordingly.
User interface customization persistent cookies Stores your preference regarding across web pages.
Performance cookies First party analytics cookies Estimates the number of new visitors to improve the website and detect the most searched for words in search engines.
Google analytics Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
Targeting cookies Speed up your searches.

Recognise you when you return to our site.

These cookies remember that you have visited our website and provide you with a more personalised service in the future. We may share this information with third parties, such as advertisers.
Social plug-in tracking cookies We integrate modules into our platform to provide services that may be requested by you. However, your consent is required. These cookies remember that you have visited our website and provide you with a more personalised service in the future. We may share this information with third parties, such as advertisers.


Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 90 days.