Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookie: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • 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 make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

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

Cookie

Purpose

_ga

Register unique ID used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

_gid

Register unique ID used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website

collect

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour

GPS

Registers unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location

IDE

Used by Google Analytics to register and report the user’s actions after viewing/clicking an advertisement ad.

PREF

Registers unique ID used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor watches YouTube videos across different websites

test_cookie

Used to check the user’s browser supports cookies

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Tries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated with YouTube videos

YSC

Used to keep statistics of what YouTube videos the user has seen

yt-player-headers-readable

Determines the optimal video quality based on vistor’s device/network settings

yt-remote-cast-installed

Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos

yt-remote-connected-devices

Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos

yt-remote-device-id

Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos

yt-remote-fast-check-period

Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos

yt-remote-session-app

Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos

yt-remote-session-name

Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies]

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, the cookies will expire as follows:

_ga expires after 2 years from the first browsing session

_gat expires after 1 day from the first browsing session

_gid expires after 1 day from the first browsing session

collect expires after the browsing session

GPS expires after 1 day from the first browsing session

IDE expires after 1 year from the first browsing session

PREF expires after 8 months from the first browsing session

test_cookie expires after 1 day from the first browsing session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE expires after 179 days from the first browsing session

YSC expires after the browsing session

yt-player-headers-readable does not expire

yt-remote-cast-installed expires after the browsing session

yt-remote-connected-devices does not expire

yt-remote-device-id does not expire

yt-remote-fast-check-period expires after the browsing session

yt-remote-session-app expires after the browsing session

yt-remote-session-name expires after the browsing session