Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The use of cookies is now standard for most websites.

Managing cookies on your device

We use cookies to personalize content and to provide you with an improved user experience. By using this website or application you consent to the deployment of cookies. You can control and manage cookies using your browser (see below).

Please note that removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience and some functionality may no longer be available.

Using your browser to control cookies

Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a website. Be aware that if you delete all cookies then any preferences you have set will be lost, including the ability to opt-out from cookies as this function itself requires placement of an opt out cookie on your device.

Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers is linked below.

For information on additional browsers and device types please see or

Types of cookies

First party cookies are cookies set by the domain name that appears in the browser address

Third party cookies are cookies set by another domain name than the one that appears in the browser address bar.

Session cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.

Persistent cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).

Performance cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.

Retargeting cookies allow us to understand your interests by using information you make available to us when you interact on our website. As such we can tailor and provide you with more useful and relevant publications.

These cookies register your searches on our website and detect what your preferences are by collecting the following information: (i) the content you view, (ii) the date and time that you view this content and (iii) your location information associated with you IP address. The cookies collect information about your activities that do not personally and directly identify you when you visit our website. These cookies furthermore allow to:

  1. track which publications you have already seen;
  2. track how many times you have seen a publication;
  3. prevent you getting the same message;
  4. track whether you click to a publication;
  5. and determine your publications interests by combining the above information.

For more information in relation to the cookies these parties use for publication purposes, we refer to the statements on their website.