Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

Our website, (hereinafter: “the website”) uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as “cookies”). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3. What are scripts?

A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

4. What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website.

5. Cookies

5.1 Technical or functional/essential cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences / cookie consent remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website. We may place these cookies without your consent.

5.2 Statistics or Performance cookies

Statistics cookies help optimise the website experience for our users. With these statistics cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. 

5.3 Marketing/Tracking or Personalisation cookies

Marketing/Tracking cookies are cookies or any other form of local storage, used to create user profiles to display advertising, offer personalisation or to track the user on this website or across several websites for marketing purposes.

5.4 Social media

On our website, we have included content from Twitter to promote web pages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Twitter. This content is embedded with code derived from Twitter and places cookies. This content might store and process certain information for personalised advertising.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymised as much as possible. Twitter is located in the United States.

5.5 Google technologies

Many websites and apps including this one use Google services to improve their content and keep it free. When they integrate our services, these sites and apps share information with Google.

For example, when you visit a website that uses advertising services such as AdSense, including analytics tools such as Google Analytics, or embeds video content from YouTube, your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes the URL of the page that you’re visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there. Apps that use Google advertising services also share information with Google, such as the name of the app and a unique identifier for advertising.

For further information, please visit

You can change your Google privacy settings via ‘My Ad Center‘. Changes to your settings will apply across the internet.

6. What types of cookies do we use ?

CookieMore information
Google (_gads)This cookie is set by Google and stored under the name This cookie is used to track how many times users see a particular advert which helps in measuring the success of a campaign and calculate the revenue generated by that campaign. These cookies can only be read from the domain that it is set on so it will not track any data while browsing through other sites.
Google Analytics (_ga)This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics reports. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
Google Analytics (_gid)This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics reports of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source where they have come from and the pages visited in an anonymous form. This is a necessary function as it identifies harmful sources of traffic, including spam and malicious activities.
Google Double-click (IDE)Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
1p jarGoogle Ads Optimisation. To provide ad delivery or retargeting.
CMPListFunctional/Essential cookie that stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.
google_auto_fc_cmp_settingFunctional/Essential cookie that stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.
Quantserve _dltSets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.
tk_qs (Automattic)Website development: Provides functionality across pages. Expires after 30 minutes.
For more information, please read the Automattic Privacy Statement.
Google ReCAPTCHA rc::a, rc::b, rc::cRead and filter requests from bots
Twitter local_storage_support_testFunctional. Privacy statement:
Twitter metrics_tokenMarketing/tracking cookie from Twitter counting the number of views a Tweet has had. A result of a Tweet being embedded on this website. Privacy statement:
YouTube Visitor_Info_LiveFunctional. Provides bandwidth estimations. YouTube video quality is dependent on a number of factors including your bandwidth. A result of a YouTube video being embedded on this website.

How can I control cookie preferences ?

You can opt-out of non-essential cookies used by this website using the consent panel that appears when you visit the website. You can update your preferences by clicking on the blue privacy button that appears near the bottom of the screen. Different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit

Did you know? You can perform a blanket opt-out of certain cookies on the browser you’re using:

Google Adsense (Advertising cookie) Opt out | Privacy policy

Google Analytics (Performance cookie) Opt out | Privacy policy

Twitter (Tracking cookie) Opt out* | Privacy policy

*For active Twitter users only. The guide will show you where signed-in users can opt-out on Twitter.

REMEMBER: If your browser is set to delete cookies, or you have declined all cookies in a security setting, the consent panel will appear every time you visit, as there is no way of remembering your choice. 

Details of ad technology vendors & privacy policies

You can see a live list of ad technology partners when you click on the blue privacy button at the bottom of the screen. Once the privacy banner has loaded, click on ‘Partners’ in the bottom left.

A full list of ad technology vendors and their privacy policy URLs are also available to download here, particularly for users of assistive software:

7. Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.

8. Your rights with respect to personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you.


For more information about privacy, please refer to our Privacy Statement.

This policy was last reviewed in October 2023.