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To make this site work properly, we may use small data files called cookies by placing them on your device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies on the website for our own internal purposes, to track how users navigate through the website. This helps us to evaluate and improve the website and our online services.

We use information derived from cookies in order to:

  • compile statistics on how our website is being used, which can help us to improve our website and online services.
  • facilitate users’ ability to navigate through the website.
  • ascertain whether the website is operating effectively.
  • personalise and improve the service we offer you by understanding your preferences and establishing which areas of the website are most relevant to you.

We also use cookie technology with our online registration forms to ensure we maintain your confidentiality and security as you move through secure or password protected areas of the our websites.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

What kind of cookies we use

Cookies required for important purposes . These cookies are essential for providing you with the services available on this platform and for using some of the functions, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services requested by you, such as transaction pages and secure user accounts, would not be feasible.

Function cookies. These cookies serve a number of purposes related to the presentation, performance and functionality of this platform. The overall purpose, however, is to improve the user-friendliness and the experience of using the platform for the visitor. Some of these cookies allow visitors to select language, product or other platform preferences.

Analytics cookies. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our platform. The information collected does not identify individual visitors and is aggregated. It includes the number of visitors to our platform, the platforms from which they accessed our platform and the pages they accessed on our platform.  We use this information to operate our platform more efficiently, gather broad demographic information and monitor activity levels on our platform.

Social cookies. These cookies enable users to distribute pages and content via external social networks and other platforms. The companies that use these cookies may also use your information to place target-group-specific advertising on other platforms.

Do we use other cookies?

Some of our pages or linked sites may use additional or different cookies to the ones described above. If so, the details of these will be provided in their specific cookies notice page. You may be asked for your agreement to store these cookies.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.