2. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on the browser or hard drive of your computer (or similar device) by websites that you visit. Cookies are typically used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the particular website.
3. What cookies do we use and why?
We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our Site. These cookies remember information you have entered on forms when you navigate to different pages during a web browser session, identify you as being logged in to our Site, etc.
- Performance cookies - These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around on our Site when they are using it. These cookies help us to improve the way the Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies provide statistics on how our Site is used, help us improve the Site by measuring any errors that occur, etc.
- Functionality cookies - These are cookies that are used to recognize you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, remember if we have already asked you if you want to fill in a survey, and remember your preferences, for example your choice of language or region.
Whether a cookie is considered as a 'first' or 'third party' cookie refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those cookies set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie (e.g. Google Analytics).
Whether a cookie is considered as a 'persistent' or 'session' cookie refers to the duration of the cookie. A persistent cookie remains on a user's device for the period of time specified in that cookie, and is activated each time that said user visits the website that created the concerned cookie. A session cookie links the actions of a user during a browser session. A session starts when a user opens a browser window and ends when the browser window is closed. Once the browser is closed, all session cookies are deleted.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|FIRST PARTY COOKIES|
|Cookie category||Cookie name||Duration||Purpose|
|Functionality cookie||SERVERID||Session||This cookie allows us to identify which of our computer servers you have connected to. We use a collection of computer servers to improve Site performance and to minimize impact to our users if one server fails.|
|Strictly necessary cookie||SessionId||Session||This cookie is used to manage the sessions with the user management module, an application that manages a user’s login status.|
|Strictly necessary cookie||ASP.NET_SessionId||Session – one year||This cookie is a general purpose platform cookie required for the functioning of the ASP.NET platform and allows the server to maintain an anonymous user session.|
|Strictly necessary cookie||Aspxform||Persistent – 5 minutes||This cookie is necessary to provide login functionality.|
|Functionality cookie||angSelector||Persistent – 1 year||This cookie is used to remember language selection on websites where more than one language is available.|
|Functionality cookie||ckiePlcyAcpt||Persistent – 1 week||This cookie is used to remember status of users’ cookies policy acceptance.|
|Functionality cookie||KEEP ME LOGGED IN||Persistent with duration of one week||This cookie is used to allow you to remain logged into your account while navigating among our Site.|
|THIRD PARTY COOKIES|
|Cookie category||Cookie name||Typology||Purpose|
|Performance cookie||GOOGLE ANALYTICS type “_eg” and “_gat” “_gali”||Persistent with duration of minutes||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Site. We use the information to assess how our Site is performing and to help us improve the Site. The cookies collect information including the number of visitors to the Site, from where visitors have come to the Site and the page they visited without collecting any personal information.
Read on overview of privacy on the website of Google.
|Performance cookie||_mkto_trk||Persistent with duration of 2 years||This cookie is used to track engagement of the recipients of our marketing campaigns.|
|Performance cookie||PRUM_EPISODES||Session – one year||This cookie is used by PingDom - a third party service providing performance monitoring services websites.|
|Strictly necessary cookie||BC_BANDWITH||Session – one year||This cookie is associated with the Brightcove Cloud Video hosting service and detects bandwidth available to manage progressive download of video to users’ browsers.|
4. How to manage cookies?
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of the website.
For more details on how to manage cookies, the following links may be helpful:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari