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Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies

We use cookies to personalize content, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media partners, who may combine it with other information you have provided to them or that they have collected from your use of their services.

What are cookies?


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to enable websites to operate, or operate more efficiently, and to provide information to site owners. The cookies we use enable us, among other things, to improve your experience when using our website and to ensure that the website functions as you expect it to.

What are the different types of cookies?


A cookie can be classified according to its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs.

Depending on its lifetime, a cookie is either:

  • a session cookie that is deleted when the user closes the browser; or
  • a persistent cookie that remains on the user's computer/device for a predefined period of time.

With regard to the domains to which they belong, there are two types:

  • First party cookies: These are cookies set directly by the website or domain the user is visiting.
  • Third-party cookies: These are cookies set by a domain other than the one the user is visiting. This typically occurs when the website incorporates elements from other sites, such as images, social media plugins or advertising. When the browser or other software fetches these elements from the other sites, they can set cookies as well

What categories of cookies are used on our website?


We use 5 categories of cookies on our website:

  • Essential cookies
    These cookies are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website to which you, as a user, have requested access. Essential cookies also include cookies intended for communication purposes only (for the sole purpose of transmission over the network). These essential cookies are exempt from consent.
  • Cookies for audience measurement
    These cookies make it possible to generate statistics on visits in order to improve the website. The solution used for this (Google Analytics) anonymizes IP addresses. These cookies are disabled by default.
  • Cookies related to social network sharing plugins
    These third-party cookies are set by social networks to use your browsing data in accordance with their terms, when you interact with sharing buttons of these networks integrated on the site.
  • Functional cookies
    These cookies are used to personalize your user experience.
  • Video cookies
    These cookies are set by a third-party service (Youtube) to use your navigation data in accordance with their conditions, when playing videos of the service embedded on our site.
    We incorporate videos on our site using the "privacy- enhanced" mode proposed by Youtube. This means that when viewing the embedded videos, no activity data is collected to personalize the Youtube viewing experience.

Understand how and why we use cookies

The tables below detail the cookies we use and their purposes.

COOKIES EXEMPT FROM CONSENT (ESSENTIAL COOKIES)
Type Name of the cookie Session / Persistent First-party / Third-party Purpose
Essential
CookieControl Persistent First Party Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.
displayed_btm_consent Persistent First Party This cookie stores acceptance of cookie policy.
$enforce_https Session First Party Preserves users states across page requests.
vgl Persistent First Party Determines what website content visitors see.
close_switch_location_popup Persistent First Party Determines what website content visitors see.
$UID Persistent First Party Preserves users states across page requests.
$web_lang Session First Party Preserves users states across page requests.



COOKIES REQUIRING CONSENT
Type Name of the cookie Session / Persistent First-party / Third-party Purpose
Audience measurement
collect Persistent Third Party Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
_ga Persistent First Party Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gid Persistent First party Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat Persistent First party Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
Functional (Management of widgets for contests, newsletter subscriptions or other third party functions)
test_cookie Persistent Third Party Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
IDE Persistent Third Party Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
__ptq.gif Session Third Party Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
__hstc Persistent First Party Collects statistical data related to the user's website visits, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded. The purpose is to segment the website's users according to factors such as demographics and geographical location, in order to enable media and marketing agencies to structure and understand their target groups to enable customised online advertising.
hubspotutk Persistent First Party Keeps track of a visitor's identity. This cookie is passed to the marketing platform HubSpot on form submission and used when de-duplicating contacts.
__hssrc Session First Party Collects statistical data related to the user's website visits, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded. The purpose is to segment the website's users according to factors such as demographics and geographical location, in order to enable media and marketing agencies to structure and understand their target groups to enable customised online advertising.
__hssc Persistent First Party Collects statistical data related to the user's website visits, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded. The purpose is to segment the website's users according to factors such as demographics and geographical location, in order to enable media and marketing agencies to structure and understand their target groups to enable customised online advertising.
Video
YSC Session Third Party Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Persistent Third Party Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
GPS Persistent Third Party Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
yt-remote-device-id Persistent Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-connected-devices Persistent Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-app Session Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-cast-installed Session Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-name Session Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-fast-check-period Session Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.


How do I change the cookie settings?


You can accept or decline cookies and you can manage cookies using the tools built into the site.

Most web browsers allow some control over most cookies through the browser settings. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or device by using the tools we provide or by setting your browser to not accept cookies. You can delete cookies already on your computer or device at any time. Find out how to manage cookies on the most popular browsers:

To find information about other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

Changes to the Cookie Policy


We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time. Please check this Cookie Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version.


Last update: 30-Jul-2020