Cookies policy

Cookies policy

Cookies are small text files containing amounts of information that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit and which your computer or mobile device downloads. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The information in cookies can be used to track your internet usage. Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2003 (PECR), all visitors to a website with cookies must have access to information stating that the website contains cookies and the purpose for which cookies are used. They must also approve such cookies being used.

These online ad tracking cookies will show you relevant online advertising based on what you have viewed and clicked, as well as pages of our website that you have visited.

Purpose(s):  preserves user session state across page requests.

Cookie: iclcurrent_language
Purpose(s): saves the user’s preferred language on the website.

Cookie: @@History/@@scroll|#
Purpose(s): Unclassified

Cookie: dcgtm_UA-#
Purpose(s):  used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.

Cookie: _ga
Purpose(s): registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Cookie: _gat
Purpose(s): used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

Cookie: _gid
Purpose(s): registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Cookie: _collect
Purpose(s): used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Cookie: _atuvc
Purpose(s): updates the counter of a website’s social sharing features.

Cookie: _atuvs
Purpose(s): ensures that the updated counter is displayer to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis.

Cookie: at-lojson-cache-#
Purpose(s): used by the social sharing platform AddThis

Cookie: bt2
Purpose(s): used by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a reconrd of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site

Cookie: di2
Purpose(s): unclassified

Cookie: GPS
Purpose(s): registers a unitque ID on mobile devices to enables tracking based on geographical GPS location.

Cookie: Ioc
Purpose(s): geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).

Cookie: mus
Purpose(s): unclassified

Cookie: ouid
Purpose(s): unclassified

Cookie: r/collect
Purpose(s): unclassified

Cookie: SEUNCY
Purpose(s): registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device for return visits.

Cookie: TapAd_DID
Purpose(s): used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, etc) is used by a user.

Cookie: TapAd_TS
Purpose(s): used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, etc) is used by a user

Cookie: uid
Purpose(s): creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.

Cookie: uuid2
Purpose(s): registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

Cookie: uvc
Purpose(s): detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.

Cookie: vc
Purpose(s): used by social sharing platform AddThis.

Purpose(s): tries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated TouTube videos.

Cookie: xtc
Purpose(s): registers the user’s sharing of content via social media.

Cookie: YSC
Purpose(s): registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has been.

Cookie: ric_c7157
Purpose(s): unclassified

Cookie: ric_sc7157
Purpose(s): unclassified

Cookie: before_form_referer
Purpose(s): unclassified

Cookie: resolution
Purpose(s): unclassified

Cookie: toolbarOpened
Purpose(s): unclassified

Technical information collected automatically through the use of cookies or similar technology, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, information about your visit including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our websites (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouseovers) and methods used to browse away from the page.

Analytics tools for the website
On the websites stated above the web analytics tool Google Analytics is used to get an overall picture of how visitors use the site. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information in an anonymous form (aggregated) about how visitors use the website, for example, the number of page views, how visitors have arrived at the website, and the number of visits. The purpose is to help us improve the usability of the website. The information generated through your website usage is redirected to and stored by Google Inc. IP addresses are stored but cannot be distinguished individually as Google analytics will store part of the IP address through the use of masking method. Google can transfer the collected information to a third party if it is required by law or in case a third party processes the information on Google’s account. Google cannot link IP addresses with other data held by Google.

How to avoid cookies
If you would prefer cookies to be rejected, change the settings in your web browser so that you either automatically refuse cookies to be downloaded or are prompted each time a website requests to save a cookie. Cookies that have been previously downloaded can also be deleted through the web browser.