Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your device, preferences and can be used to improve your online experience.
- Types of cookies we use:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies:These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our Site and use its features. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
- Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow websites and applications to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised which means we can’t identify you personally. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies: In order to keep the Site, its services and products relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use our Site.
- Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available in most commercial browsers. The preferences for each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options.
Purpose of data processing:
For the purposes of optimisation of our websites, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) on the basis of our legitimate interest as follows. Pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies are used. In the process, the cookie generates the following information about your use of this website:
- Browser type and version,
- Operating system used,
- Referrer URL (the previously visited website),
- Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
- Time of server request.
The information is used to evaluate the use of our websites, to compile reports about website activities and to perform further services connected with the website usage and internet usage for the purposes of market research and the demand-oriented design of these websites. The IP addresses are anonymised, so that attribution is not possible (so-called IP masking).
Website visitors who don’t want their data used by Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.