Cookie policy

This policy contains details of what different cookies are used on our website. If you visit our website and your browser is enabled to accept cookies, we will treat this as acceptance of our cookie policy.

What are cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small files that are sent to your computer and stored by the websites you visit. Cookies are stored in your browser's file folder. The next time you visit the site, your web browser will reload the cookies and send this information back to the website or element that originally created the cookie. To read more about these technologies and how they work, see, for example,

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies in order to optimally create and continuously improve our services, to adapt them to your needs and to improve their structure and content.

What types of cookies do we use?

a) Basic cookies

These cookies are essential for the operation of our website and are key to providing its smooth functionality. Basic cookies are for example to remember logins, language settings and so on. If you disable these cookies, we will not be able to guarantee the error-free operation of the site.

b) Performance cookies

These cookies help us understand how visitors respond to our website by providing information about the pages visited, the time spent on the website and any problems they encounter, such as error messages. This enables us to improve the performance of our website.

c) Functional cookies

Functional cookies are not essential, but they help us to improve the functionality of our website. For example, to remember the settings you selected on a previous visit to the site, such as your username, poll vote and so on, so that you don't have to set them again.

Third party cookies

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our site, in order to enable them to provide the services they provide. These include services such as GoogleFacebook, YouTube etc. The site operator has no control over the storage of, or access to, these cookies. If you want to know how these third parties use cookies, please read the "Privacy Policy" and "Cookie Policy" of these services.

How can I control or delete cookies?

Most web browsers are initially set to automatically accept cookies. You can change this setting by blocking cookies or by notifying us if cookies are to be sent to your device. There are many ways to manage cookies. Study your browser's instructions or help to learn more about how to customize or adjust your browser settings. If you block the cookies we use, it may affect the functionality of our site, for example, you may not be able to visit certain pages or you may not receive personalised information while visiting the site.

What cookies do we use?

We use third-party tools on the site to help us analyse traffic and manage social networks and also provide the ability to comment on articles. Specifically, we use the following tools:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Adwords
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Facebook Pixel
  • AddThis Share Buttons

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