What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data (text files) that are stored on your computer, smartphone or other device when you visit a website. They are used to remember your preferences and allow us to customize our web pages and services accordingly, making your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. It is important to clarify that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your device.

Key Concepts

Session and Persistent cookies

Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. During your session in our website we may use the following types of cookies: Session cookies and Persistent cookies.

Session cookies are temporary and deleted from your device when your web browser closes. They allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session.

Persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to our website. These cookies improve the experience of using our site by allowing the preferences or actions of the user across a site to be remembered. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.

First and Third Party Cookies

The website domain placing the cookie defines whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party.

First party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time.

Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a different domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. They are stored and sent between the Third party’s server and your device’s hard drive. These cookies may be set by third parties such as those who provide advertising or analytics services on the website.

What cookies do we use and why?

The following categories of cookies may be used on this website:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies some parts of the site may not work correctly.

Preference (Functional) Cookies

These cookies enable the website to remember choices the users make (like for example language or text size) and therefore provide a more personalized experience to the users. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

Statistic (Performance) Cookies

These cookies monitor visitor behavior on our website. They allow us to know which of our pages are the most popular and how users move around the site. This helps us improve our information and services and provide you with a better user experience. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and hence anonymous.

Marketing (Targeting) Cookies

These cookies (also known as advertising cookies) are used to deliver customized advertisements relevant to you and your interest. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations to show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They are set through our site by our third party advertising partners. These cookies may also be used to limit the number of times a user sees a particular advertisement on a website and to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are used on our website from time to time according to our marketing goals.

You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by removing the cookies of our website and on your next visit, you make the necessary selections.

For detailed information regarding cookies and related data processing activities please refer to the Appendix Website Data and Cookies.

Changing your cookie settings manually

Your Internet browser may provide you with some settings regarding cookies. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. In order to understand how these settings work, the following links may be helpful:

Please note that if you choose not to accept cookies you may not be able to utilize the features of the services provided via our website to their fullest potential. To find more information about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, visit