cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. The cookies enable us to keep a record of your actions or preferences. Most web browsers accept cookies, but users can change their browser settings to block the use of cookies or to always delete the cookies when desired.


Cookies normally contain the name of the website that the cookie comes from, state how long the cookie will be saved for, and a value, normally a randomly generated unique number. Some cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser (session cookies), other cookies are saved and help us to identify you as a visitor to our website (persistent cookies).

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies on our website for various purposes. Cookies help you use our website more efficiently. They enable us to better align our website with your interests and requirements. We also use them to speed up your actions on the website. Cookies enable us to collect combined statistics anonymously, so we better understand how our website is used and how we can improve our services.

What cookies do we use?

We use first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are cookies that are created by the website itself, so that you can use the website more efficiently. Third-party cookies are created by others. The third-party cookies on our website come from Google and WordPress. When you watch an embedded video, for example, you’re possibly activating third-party cookies from YouTube.


We use Google Analytics software to better understand how you use our website. This software can create a series of cookies to collect information and report anonymous statistics about the website. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the _ga cookie.


We also use the following types of cookies:


  • Analytics and performance cookies. We use these to analyse web traffic, look at the number of visitors to our website, and see how visitors use our website. We use the following cookies for this: ‘_ga’, from Google.
  • Functional cookies. These cookies save the choices you make on our website to make it more user-friendly. We use the following functional cookie for this: ‘wordpress_logged_in_*’, ‘wordpress_test_cookie’, ‘wp-api-schema-model*’, ‘WP_DATA_USER*’ from WordPress. ‘VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE’ from Youtube
  • Targeted cookies. These cookies collect information about the pages you visit and the links you click, so that online advertisements can be matched to your interests. The following targeted cookies can be activated if you watch an embedded video on YouTube: ‘GPS’, ‘YSC’, ‘PREF’. These cookies are not activated if you don’t watch an embedded video from YouTube.
Name Category Contents Purpose Retention period
WordPress_logged_in_* Functional Keeps users logged in Functional Permanent
wordpress_test_cookie Functional Tests if cookies can be used. Functional Session duration
wp-api-schema-model* Functional   Functional Session duration
WP_DATA_USER* Functional Saves user preferences Functional Session duration

Other cookies:

Name Category Contents Purpose Retention period
_ga Third party cookies Collect and keep page views Statistics 2 years
GPS Third party cookies Saving location details of a user Marketing Session duration
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Third party cookies Estimate needed bandwith Functional Six months
YSC Third party cookies Track user interaction Marketing Session duration
PREF Third party cookies Saves user preferences Marketing 8 months


How can you manage or delete cookies?

You can block or delete cookies at any time via your web browser’s settings. Blocking cookies can affect our service to you and your use of our website. Deleting cookies can mean you have to re-enter your preferences on a subsequent visit to our website. For more information about blocking and deleting cookies, please see your software provider’s documentation, such Apple SafariGoogle ChromeMicrosoft EdgeMicrosoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.