Last Updated: 29 of March, 2023
What are Cookies
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website or app – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your last visit to our website. Those cookies are set by us and are called first party cookies.
We also use third party cookies – these are cookies set by a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting or a domain we are not operating – for example to analyze traffic to our website.
Our website uses two types of cookies: persistent and session cookies. Persistent cookies are cookies that remain on your device for a certain period of time (as indicated in the table below) or until you manually delete them or object to them. Session cookies are cookies that expire at the end of the browser session (e.g., when you leave our website and close your browser).
We use strictly necessary cookies to (i) recognize you as a return user to our website, (ii) secure our website, app and service and to (ii) record your cookie preferences so you are not presented with our banner several times.
We use non-essential (non-strictly necessary) cookies to observe and analyze traffic levels and other metrics regarding your usage of the communities on our website, which helps us improve our website and services, as well as your overall user experience. We only use non-essential cookies where we have your consent (see below).
Further information on the types of cookies we use is set out below.
On your first visit to our websites, on the homepage you will see a cookie banner informing you why cookies are used, and asking you to consent to each non-essential cookie if you agree with us using them.
You can change your cookie preferences through the cookie banner, where you have the option of opting-in or opting-out to the use of non-essential cookies on your device. However, you can also update your cookie preferences at all times by clicking on the button below:
Please note that you cannot disable strictly necessary cookies since these affect the functionality of our website and your ability to use certain features and functionalities.
Types of Cookies Used