Cookie policy

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) sends back these cookies to the website on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember your settings or your details; count the number of website visitors…

Cookies improve your experience of the website, remembering for example the default language, your preferences, or suggesting adverts more relevant to your tastes and interests.

There are session cookies (that get cancelled from your computer on closing the browser) and persistent cookies (that are saved to the computer and remain for the period of time specified in the cookie).

2. Which cookies do we use on this website?

Functional cookies

For visitors:
qtrans_cookie_test: session cookie (gets cancelled on closing the browser) that automatically sets the language in which the website gets displayed
viewed_cookie_policy: persistent cookie (for one year) that gets saved to the computer when you accept our cookie policy (by clicking “OK” on the banner). This cookie avoids the banner being showed again on subsequent visits.

For registered users:
wordpress_test_cookie: session cookie (gets cancelled on closing the browser) that verifies whether cookies are enabled in the browser in order to access the admin area
wordpress_xxxxx: session cookie (gets cancelled on closing the browser) used by WordPress in order to store your authentication details in a crypted way. Its use is limited to the admin area of the website.
wordpress_logged_in_xxxxx: session cookie (gets cancelled on closing the browser) used by WordPress in order to indicate when you are logged in and remember your identity
wp-settings-xxxxx,wp-settings-time-xxxxx: persistent cookies (for one year) used by WordPress to remember your preferences for the customised view of the website

3. Blocking and cancelling cookies

You can block or cancel cookies from your computer through the cookie preferences/settings panel of your browser. These options are available under the “privacy” preferences of most browsers.

4. More questions?

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