Information about the use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This serves to ensure you on the one hand better navigation and on the other hand allows us to improve our website. By browsing our website, you agree to the use of cookies.

A cookie is a small text and number file that we store in your browser or on your computer hard drive if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are the cookies that are necessary for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that allow you to connect to secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or use online billing services.

Analysis / performance cookies

They allow us to identify and count the number of visitors to find out how visitors are using our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that the search method is easy to use.

Functionality cookies

These are used to identify you when you return to our website. This allows us to customize our content for you, welcome you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your language or region selection).

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to display ads relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Keep in mind that third parties (including, for example, ad networks and external service providers such as web traffic analysis services) may use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies may be analytics / performance cookies or targeting cookies, however, you should contact the respective parties for any further information.

You can block cookies by activating the setting in the browser that allows you to refuse the activation of all or some cookies. However, if you use the browser settings to block all cookies (including the required cookies), you may not have access to all or some parts of our website.

You can find more information about each cookie we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

CookieScriptConsent 1 month This cookie is used by service to remember visitor cookie consent preferences. It is necessary for cookie banner to work properly.
_ga 2 years This cookie is
associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
_gid 1 day This cookie is associated with Google Analytics. It is used by gtag.js and analytics.js scripts and according to Google Analytics this cookie is used to distinguish users.
_gat_UA-173164121-1 1 minute This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
_gcl_au 3
Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services
test_cookie 15
cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to determine if the
website visitor's browser supports cookies.
_fbp 3
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers
This cookie is set by Doubleclick and carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
YSC Session This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.
This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.
SM Session This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie which we use to measure the use of the website for internal analytics.
MUID 1 year MUID cookie is a Microsoft cookie that contains a GUID assigned to your browser. It identifies unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites and is used for advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes.
SRM_B 1 year This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.
ANONCHK 10 minutes This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.