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COOKIE POLICY

I. Introduction

When you visit our website, information relating to the pages you look at may be saved in files called "cookies" or with similar technologies, which are stored on the device that is being used to access the site. This page explains what cookies are, what they are used for and how you can adjust your settings to manage cookies.

II. What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files that may – depending on your settings – be stored on the hard drive of your device (be it a computer, tablet, mobile phone or any other device that can access the internet) when you visit a website or click on an advertisement. Cookies are used to identify the device on which they are saved and are operational for a limited period of time.

III. What are the cookies issued by our site used for?

There are four different types of cookies that may be saved on your device while browsing our site. The intended purpose of each of these types of cookie is described below.

1. Technical cookies

Technical cookies are necessary to browse our site and access the various products and services that are available. They are used to:
• optimise the presentation of the website in line with your device´s display preferences (language used, screen resolution, operating system, etc.);
• allow you to access personal areas (such as your user account or content that is reserved for you) on the basis of the information that you provided when creating your account;
• remember some information relating to forms that you have filled in on our website;
• compile statistics measuring visits to and use of our site;
• implement certain security measures.

These cookies must not be deactivated. If they are, you will have problems accessing the site and its services.

2. Audience-measuring cookies

Audience-measuring cookies are issued by us and/or our technical service providers in order to measure the number of people accessing our various types of content. These cookies are also used to identify any potential navigation problems and thus improve the website´s usability. These cookies produce only anonymised statistics and do not provide information on individual visitors.

IV. Tracking pixels

In addition to the two categories of cookies described above, our website may use so-called "tracking pixels" in order to follow the effectiveness of various elements (including advertising aspects) of our website. Such tracking pixels are very small 1x1 pixel images integrated within different pages of our website.

Whenever you visit our website, the tracking pixel sends some limited information to the pixel server, including possibly your IP address. This information is only meant and used for statistical purposes in relation to (i) the number of different users of our website, (ii) the number and types of pages visited, as well as (iii) the effectiveness of advertisement strategies.

Please note that blocking cookies will not automatically block the information being sent through the tracking pixel. You may, however, block the sending of such information by setting your browser to be as restrictive as possible with external graphics, placing appropriate firewall settings and/or some browser extensions.

This can, however, restrict other functions under certain circumstances.

V. Your options regarding cookies 1. Acceptance or blocking of cookies

You can choose to activate or deactivate some or all of the above-mentioned cookies at any time (with the exception of technical cookies necessary for the functioning of the site) by following the instructions below. You can accept or block cookies on a case-by-case basis, or you can block all cookies. Please note, however, that changing your settings in this way may affect your access to content and services on our site that require the use of cookies. We suggest, therefore, that you adjust the settings on your browser on the basis of the intended purpose of the various cookies. We will not accept any responsibility for any consequences relating to improper functioning of our services where it results from our inability to save or consult cookies necessary for the functioning of those services or if you have blocked or deleted those cookies. If you consent to the saving of cookies contained in content that you have accessed, those cookies will be stored temporarily in a dedicated location on your device. Please note that you can also adjust the settings on your browser so that it indicates the cookies that are being stored on your device and asks you whether you want to accept them.

2. Adjusting your settings on different browsers

When it comes to the management of cookies, each browser is set up in a different way. This will be covered by your browser´s help menu, which will tell you how to adjust your cookie settings. Click on the relevant link below to access detailed information regarding cookie settings – should your browser not be mentioned here, we invite you to look into the possibilities such a browser offers to adjust your cookie settings:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox

3. Other ways to block cookies

Depending on the type of cookie, there are other ways of managing cookies that do not involve adjusting your browser´s settings.

a. Blocking audience-measuring cookies

Audience-measuring cookies have been placed on our site by Google Analytics. You can block these specific cookies by clicking on the deactivation link below, downloading the add-on and installing it on your browser. This add-on is compatible with the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

Google Analytics deactivation link: Deactivate Google Analytics

Please note that the add-on will save a cookie on your device, but that cookie will be used only to prevent your browser from transmitting data to Google Analytics.

For more information on deactivating Google Analytics and installing the browser add-on, click here: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics

For more information on Google Analytics´ privacy policy, click here: Safeguarding your data

b. Blocking social network cookies

To block cookies used by social networks (e.g. via sharing buttons), follow the instructions in the links below:
Facebook