Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file (typically numbers and letters) that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g., your computer or smartphone) when you, or someone else, accesses a website using that device. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. They are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

Some cookies are needed for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network. Others may be necessary for the provision of a service over the internet, in which case they have to be used.

Other cookies may be desirable to improve your experience, in which case we will ask you for your consent to use them.

Types of cookies we use

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics makes use of the below cookies, which allow us to analyse how website users use the site. Google will use the information on our behalf for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

IP-anonymisation is active on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated within the area of the European Union or the other country parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the information generated by the cookie will be transmitted and stored by Google on its servers within the United States of America.

Google Analytics and its cookies

When you use our website, a tracking code runs in your browser, which collects and sends data to the Google Analytics server identifying the pages viewed and giving information like how long you stay at the site, and which links you clicked on. The below cookies are used on this website:

  • _ga This cookie is used to distinguish users and keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. It has a default expiration time of two years.
  • _gid This cookie is used to distinguish users and how visitors use a website to create an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, their source and the pages visited. It has a default expiration time of 24 hours.
  • ­_gat This cookie limits the user requests and expires in one minute.

Subsequent processing of personal data after collection by cookies

The cookies used on this site do not collect information that is capable of directly identifying any individual. However, under the GDPR, IP addresses and cookie identifiers are classed as personal data, which is why IP anonymisation is activated on the site and you are able to opt out of use of non-essential cookies.

Managing your consent for use of cookies

How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments about how we use cookies on this website, please contact us at:

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