More information on cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit most websites. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

What information is in a cookie?

A cookie’s contents are determined by the specific website that created that cookie. Contents vary from site to site. As a general rule, cookies contain random alphanumeric text characters.

Cookies are intended to help you access a site faster and more efficiently. For example, cookies can store information to help you enter a site without having to login. In effect, cookies tell the website that your browser has been to the site before. It does not need to know your exact identity.

Which are the different types of cookies?

  • Depending on the managing party:
    • First party cookies: this type of cookie is created by the domain that a web user is visiting
    • Third party cookies: this type of cookie is set by a website other than the one the user is visiting
  • Depending on the duration period:
    • Session cookies: this type of cookie is used to store information while the user browses our website
    • Persistent cookies: this type of cookie is stored as text files on the hard drive of a computer and usually have expiration dates ranging from a few minutes to several years
  • Depending on the objective:
    • Technical cookies: These are cookies are essential and strictly necessary for the web portal to operate correctly and to use the various options and services it offers.
    • Functionality cookies: These cookies enable the user to specify or personalise various characteristics of the general options of the webpage, for example, defining the language, regional configuration or type of browser.
    • Analytical cookies: These cookies are used to create browsing profiles and discover user preferences so as to enhance the offering of products and services.
    • Advertising cookies: make it possible to store information on behaviour by observing habits, studying visits and creating a profile of user preferences to offer them advertising in keeping with the interests.

The table below explains the cookies this website uses and why:


  • Provider: Google
  • Purpose: Analysis: Cookie consent setting
  • Type/Duration: Third party/ persistent
  • Period: 20 years


  • Provider: Google
  • Purpose: Analysis: Google ad personalisation
  • Type/Duration: Third party/ persistent
  • Period: Browser session to 6 months


  • Provider: WordPress
  • Purpose: Analysis: Cookie consent setting
  • Type/Duration: First party/ persistent
  • Period: 1 year


  • Provider: WordPress
  • Purpose: Technical: Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled
  • Type/Duration: First party/ session
  • Period: Browser session


  • Provider: WordPress
  • Purpose: Profiling: Customize user interface
  • Type/Duration: First party/ persistent
  • Period: 1 year


  • Provider: Google
  • Purpose: Profiling: Customize user interface
  • Type/Duration: First party/ persistent
  • Period: 1 year

How do I prevent cookies being used?

You can set up your browser to delete or refuse some or all of the cookies, or to notify you when you are sent a cookie and therefore choose whether or not to accept it.  You may also delete or refuse, some or all of the cookies, on our website at anytime.

You can control cookies served through this website using the following means:

Browser settings: While most web browsers accept cookies by default, you can change your browser’s settings to reject and/or to remove cookies. As the precise means by which you may do this will vary from browser to browser, please visit your browser’s help menu for more information:





Please also note that if you choose to reject or remove cookies, doing so may prevent certain features or services of the Website from working properly and therefore affect your experience while on the Website.

More information about cookies

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