Cookies in use in this site.

A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our sites, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page.

Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our websites to your interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our sites and help us to provide you with a better user experience.

Cookies are either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies, depending on how long they are stored for:

Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are activated each time you visit the website where the cookie was generated.

What are the different types of cookies?

Essential or ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies

These are cookies which are essential for the running of our websites. Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our websites and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally. Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising.

Analytical Performance Cookies

Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our websites, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyse patterns of user behaviour and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance. The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes.

Our cookies help us:

> Make our website work as expected
> Remember your settings during and between visits
> Improve the speed/security of the site
> Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
> Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:
> Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
> Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
> Pass data to advertising networks
> Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Pay sales commissions

Cookies used in this site.

Cookie NameExpiresInformation
cookie_notice_acceptedPersistentRegisters the user’s acceptance of the cookies policy
_icl_current_language1 dayCurrent language used in the web
NID ( daysGoogle maps

1 yearGoogle Analytics: used to collect information anonymously about how visitors use the Site. To compile reports and to make improvements
10 minutesGoogle Universal Analytics. Statistical purposes

Third party Cookies

Cookies UsedInformation
Google Analytics_ga; _gat, _gidGoogle Analytics: Used to collect information anonymously about how visitors use the Site. To compile reports and to make improvements.Google privacy information: can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing a browser plug-in from
Twitter_ twitter_sess; personalization_id; guest_id; external_referer;These cookies are set by Twitter. The majority of Twitter cookies are set if you are logged into your Twitter account. Twitter use collected information for analytical purposes and to tailor content based on your interests, for example they will suggest who you should follow on Twitter. Tailored content is stored with only the browser cookie ID and is separated from other Twitter widget data such as page-visit information. After a maximum of 10 days, Twitter start the process of deleting or aggregating Widget Data, which is usually instantaneous but in some cases may take up to a week.Twitter privacy policy: personalisation information and opt-out:
Flickrxb; BX; vp; fpc; BThese cookies are set on pages with the Flickr widget. They can be attributed to both Flickr and Yahoo! (who own Flickr). The BX and B cookies are set for all users, the remaining cookies are set if you are logged into your Flickr account. Yahoo! may use collected information to serve you ads based on your websurfing activity and interests.Yahoo! cookie information: of interest-based advertising:
Linkedinbcookie; bscookie; lidc; lang; JSESSIONIDThese session cookies are used by Linkedin to integrate the social network service into the website and be able to use its features, such as share information from the website on Linkedin.Linkedin cookie information:
Instagrammid, rur; urlgen; csrftokenThese session cookies are used by Instagram to integrate the service into the website, enable social media functionality within the site and protection against a particular type of software attack on web formsThe main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies.

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

Turning Cookies Off.

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.