Cookie policy

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, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.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.

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

Cookie: session cookie
Name: PHPSESSID
Purpose: This cookie is essential for our site to maintain a secure session with your computer.
More information: If you register with us, 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.
Without the cookie data, you would have to log in every time your browser requested any information from our server. When you click the “Logout” button to leave the secure session, the cookie data is deleted from the system, thus breaking the link between your computer and our server. Clicking on the “Logout” button ensures that you securely terminate the service.

Cookie: Google Analytics
Name: utma_, utmb_, etc.
Purpose: These cookies enable us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
For more information about these cookies, please visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage#gajs.

For more information about cookies generally (including how to turn them off), please visit www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

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. A targeting cookie is a cookie that records your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information may be used to make a website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. It may also be shared with third parties for that purpose.

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 within the timeframes mentioned in the Google Developers detail page: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage#gajs.