The use of cookies on this website

What is a cookie, what do cookies mean for you and what options do you have to control them? Read more about cookies in general and which cookies are used on

What are cookies?

A cookie is a data file that websites save on your computer so that your computer is recognised the next time you visit the website. Cookies are sent back and forth between your browser and a web server and contain information such as:

  • User settings
  • Website personal preferences

A cookie is a passive file and cannot spread computer viruses or other harmful programmes. They are often used to help analyse how a website is used, so that the web editor may improve the user experience. In many instances, cookies can be necessary to provide a specific service.

Types of cookies

Cookies are often deleted from your hard drive when closing your browser (these are known as session cookies). However, cookies can also be set with an expiry date so that data may be stored for shorter or longer periods (known as persistent cookies). Persistent cookies are typically saved on your computer's hard drive.

Furthermore, there is a distinction between first party cookies and third party cookies. First party cookies are left by the web page the user is visiting. Third party cookies are left by a third party, which has elements embedded on the web page the user is visiting.

Cookies on

On no first party cookies are used. However, third party cookies from external providers (of for instance embedded videos or external services such as the possibility of sharing content on on social websites) may occur.

How to restrict cookies

You can prevent cookies being stored on your computer by selecting the relevant settings in your browser. Be advised though, that without cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of a website. As a cookie is always located with you, the client, it is always possible for you to see, change or delete these cookies.

If you do not wish to receive cookies from, most of the newer browser versions allow you to select advanced cookie options under internet options. You can then add the domain to the list of websites that you wish to block cookies from.

You may also use this option to delete individual cookies or all of the cookies saved by your browser.

If you change the function settings to restrict cookies, please note that it may reduce the functionality of some websites.