Last update: 19th of April 2021
Who is responsible for cookies on this Site
1. What are cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies.
Persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date.
Session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
2. Cookies and similar technologies we use
Strictly necessary cookies.
Name Type Provider (location) Expiration Purpose
rc::a Third-party Persistent This cookie is used to distinguish (HTML cookie) (US) between humans and bots
rc::c Third-party Session This cookie is used to distinguish (HTML cookie) (US) between humans and bots
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our Site, e.g., which pages you go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. We only use it to improve how the Site works.
We use targeting cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you. We do not use third-party advertising on our Site. Our advertisements on third-party sites may contain cookies to enable us to measure advertising effectiveness. This may include social media sites (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). We recommend you read its policies prior you visit these third-party websites.
We may use non-cookie tracking technologies such as web beacons and we may include them inside our sites, marketing emails or newsletters. If we send you an email which includes web beacons or similar technologies, we will know whether you open or delete the message. When you receive a marketing email or link to our Site, we may use a cookie to log what pages and content you view or download, even if you are not registered.
3. Third-party statistic cookies
technical data regarding your device (model, operating system, specific device identifiers, and mobile network information, including any phone number associated to the device, etc.)
logging on data (search enquiries, phone numbers used to make, receive & forward calls, time, date, length & type of calls, etc.)
internet protocol address
device activity (settings, browser types, languages, system operations, dates & times of URL request & referral
cookies specifically linked to your browsers or accounts.
location (IP address, GPS, Wi-Fi access points and cellular towers)
application installation data (installing & uninstalling certain services)
localized device storage (browsing history, caches, etc.)
4. Cookies consent and management
When you visit the Site, we will ask you to provide us with your consent to our use of all cookies via a cookie consent banner. If you do not provide your opt-in consent, we will serve you our essential cookies only. Please note, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and a part of our Site might not be displayed properly.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
5. Google reCAPTCHA
We use reCAPTCHA, the service provided by Google, to verify whether you are a human being and not a robot. It helps to protect the Site against spam and abuse. The reCAPTCHA analysis takes place in the background. When you use reCAPTCHA, Google will collect some personal and non-personal data from you, such as:
All cookies sent to your browser by Google in the last 6 months;
Information about your mouse clicks;
Any plug-in installed in the browser; and