- Cookies Notice
- What are cookies?
“Cookies” are small text files placed on your hard drive. Cookies are used to collect information about how you use websites, such as information about your computer or device, web browser and operating system and their settings, the pages and content you see during your visit and when and for how long you do so, etc.Cookies can be distinguished in “Session Cookies” and “Persistent Cookies” depending on the time they remain stored on your device:
(a) “Session Cookies” are stored on your device the moment you visit the website and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
(b) “Persistent Cookies” are stored on your device when you visit the website and remain stored after you close your browser. They will automatically be activated again when you open your browser and start surfing on the Internet. They will remain on your device until their expiration date or until you delete them.
Cookies can be also distinguished in “First-party Cookies” and “Third-party Cookies” depending on the website or the domain that installs the cookies.
(a) “First-party Cookies” are installed by the website that you visit.
(b) “Third-party Cookies” are installed by a different domain than the one you visit. If you visit a website and a third company installs a cookie through this website, this will be a third-party cookie.
- What Types of Cookies We Use and Why?
Cookies are considered “necessary” if they are required for the regular operation and security of our website. They are essential, or “strictly necessary”, for the website to work properly.
(b) Preference cookies
These cookies help improving the performance of our website, in order to have a better user experience. These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
(c) Statistics cookies
These cookies are used to measure how users interact with website content. Analytics cookies allow us to record how many people visits our website, how they navigate within our site, and what content is popular.
(d) Marketing cookies
These cookies are used for the purposes of online advertising and marketing campaigns.
(e) Social media cookies
A Twitter sharing button is embedded in our website and may install cookies of the social media on your device when you are visiting our website. These cookies can be used to identify or create user profiles for example.
The cookies set by Twitter include: eu_cn, ct0, personalization_id, guest_id, and lang. These cookies allow you to share content on Twitter. They are persistent cookies that last for 2 years, with the exception of eu_cn which lasts for one year. For more information please check https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies.
- Web Beacons (or tracking pixel)
When we send you an email, it may contain a small snippet of code called a web beacon. Web beacons, also called tracking pixels, allow us to collect certain information about your interaction with the email.Through web beacons, we may capture your IP address and the date/time that you opened or interacted with an html email. We may also record any links you click. We use the information we collect to understand what emails or services were of interest to you. We also do this to better tailor our messages to you.
By setting your email system to display HTML emails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of some web beacons. Please consult the “Help” section of your email system for more information.
- How can I set up my cookies’ preferences?
(b) To refuse all cookies, except the essential ones, being stored on your device.
(c) To accept only certain cookies, such as only performance, analytics, advertising/marketing or social media cookies.
(d) To view and read this Cookies Notice.
You can set up or change your cookies’ preferences at any time by using our cookies consent tool (see cookies banner).
You can also take proactive steps yourself, for example, to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout for more information.
To manage your cookies preferences through your browser, follow these links, depending on the browser you are using:
If you use another browser, you may find the cookie management instructions in the support page of your browser.
You can learn more on cookies on the following third-party websites:
(a) AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
(b) Cookiepedia: http://cookiepedia.co.uk/