What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient. Cookies on our web site do many different things, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences and generally improving your experience of using a website.
The EU Directive 2009/136/EC states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
Our website can use some non-essential cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the sites are used so that we can keep improving them for our users.
The types of cookies we use
We would like to understand how visitors use our website by using web analytics services. They count the number of visitors and tell us things about the visitors’ behaviour overall – such as identifying the search engine keywords that lead the user to the site, the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. We use services such as Google Analytics and Yandex Metrica to track web statistics. In this case, a 1st and 3rd party cookie will be placed on your computer.
How to control cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.