Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by websites and sometimes even by emails. They are then used to improve the functionality of the website in different ways.
We use three types of cookies on our websites:
Session cookies that are removed after each visit
These enable you to use certain basic functions on our websites, such as by retaining your login credentials for the session or a transaction. This also helps minimise the need to transfer information over the Internet. They are not stored on your computer and they disappear when you end your web browser session.
Permanent cookies that remain after several visits to our websites
These enables us to recognise returning visitors to one of our websites. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier we can register information about how you came to our website, which pages you visit, alternatives that you choose and how you navigate the website. By monitoring this information we can improve our websites and by combining it with other information we have about you we can adapt the content for you when you return.
Third-party cookies that are used by our approved business partners
Google Analytics – This is a web analysis service provided by Google so that we can recognise returning visitors to our website. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier we can register information about how you came to our website, which pages you visit, alternatives that you choose and how you navigate the website. By monitoring this information we can improve our websites. Google also retains the right to the information gathered.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org, where you can find information about how to remove cookies from your computer. For information about how to do this on your mobile phone, please refer to the phone’s user manual.