What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that can be stored in a specific location on your device’s hard drive (smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.) when you view an online service using your browser. Cookies can be used to help websites remember your preferences (for example a click on a page or a particular link, logins to your account, the web pages you visited).
There are different types of cookies, including those which are required for websites to function properly.
If you would like to delete some or all of the cookies used on our website, the required information is provided below.
There is a difference between temporary cookies (“session” cookies) and long-term cookies (“persistent” cookies).
- “Session” cookies only keep track of your actions during a particular browser session. This “session” starts when you open a new web page and ends when it is closed. The cookie is then permanently deleted;
- In contrast, “persistent” cookies remain on your telephone or computer for a specified period of time. They are automatically enabled when you visit a specific website.
Third-party cookies on our website
You have the option of enabling or disabling third-party cookies. It should be noted that disabling them can make your browsing more difficult. When these cookies are managed by other companies, you can also use their tools to block them.
Which cookies do we use on our site?
Your IP address is automatically collected when you browse our website.
When you visit our website, we may install, subject to your consent, different types of cookies on your device for the uses and purposes set out below:
1. Cookies which are strictly necessary to enable services provided on the website
“Strictly necessary cookies” are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas.
Our website uses “strictly necessary” cookies to:
- remember information such as the user’s input when filling forms on different pages during a specific browsing session;
- ensure that you are provided with the service that you explicitly requested if we change the way it works.
By using this site, you accept the presence of “strictly necessary” cookies. If you block this type of cookie, we cannot guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.
2. Functionality cookies, to enable or facilitate electronic communications
“Functional cookies” allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide custom services. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
The site uses “functional cookies” to:
- remember settings you have applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours;
- remember if we have already asked you to fill in a survey.
3. Performance cookies
These cookies are used by our company and third-party service providers to collect information about how you use our website. We use performance cookies to:
- provide statistics on how the website is used;
- help us improve the website.
4. Advertising cookies or targeting cookies and social networks
We use “targeting cookies” to display ads or messages that might interest you.
These cookies may use your information to:
- send you targeted ads;
- measure the success of our ad campaigns.
Our site may use social media sharing plug-ins (with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.) and other related tools which enable you to share your activity on our site with other applications, sites or media and them with you. The use of these features allows you to share information with your friends or the general public based on the settings of your social media account.
For more information on how these social media platforms and third parties using these cookies process the data that you provide or share when using them, please read their privacy policies.
Your options. Enable, block or delete cookies.
You can configure your cookie settings at any time by clicking here .
You may also configure your browser to delete or block cookies on your device.
If you disable cookies on your device or delete the ones which have already been stored, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features, some of which are necessary to browse on certain areas of the website.
We assume no responsibility for the consequences of any deterioration in our services due to our being unable to store or consult the cookies required for their performance and/or which you have disabled or deleted.
Due to the wide variety of browsers that exist, we are unable to provide information about each one of them. However, you may visit the website “All About Cookies” for further information.
For Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher:
- Select Tools > Internet Options;
- Click on the Privacy tab;
- Move the slider to select the level of privacy you prefer.
For Mozilla Firefox:
- Select Tools > Options;
- Click on Privacy;
- From the “cookies” menu select the options you wish to set.
- Select Settings;
- Click Advanced and go to “Privacy and security”;
- Click Content settings.
- Select Settings > Preferences;
- Click Privacy;
- Configure your settings.
- Tap the button in the upper right hand corner;
- Select Settings > Privacy and security;
- Configure your settings.
For Dolphin on Android:
- Select “More” > “Settings”;
- Select the Privacy menu then “Security”;
- Configure your settings in the “Cookies” menu.
For Safari iOS:
- Open the “Settings” app > Safari;
- Scroll to “Block All Cookies” under “Privacy”;
- Configure your settings.
If you share the use of your device with other persons
In the event you share your device with others and if your device has more than one browser installed, we cannot be certain that the services and advertising sent to your device reflect your use of this device and not that of the others using it.
Sharing the use of your device with others and how the cookies settings are configured is a matter of your free choice and responsibility.