Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer or other device when you visit a website. They are generally used to make websites work, to keep track of your movements within the website, to remember your login details, actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time.

There are different types of cookies, and they can be distinguished on the basis of their origin, function and lifespan. Important characteristics of cookies include the following: 

  • First party cookies are cookies that are placed by the website you are visiting, while third party cookies are placed by a website other than the one you are visiting. Please note that we do not control the collection or further use of data by third parties.
  • Necessary cookies are required to allow the technical operation of a website (e.g., they enable you to move around on a website and to use its features).
  • Performance cookies collect data on the performance of a website such as the number of visitors, the time spent on the website and error messages.
  • Functionality cookies increase the usability of a website by remembering your choices (e.g. language, region, login, and so on).
  • Targeting/advertising cookies enable a website to send you personalised advertising.
  • Session cookies are temporary cookies that are erased once you close your browser while persistent or permanent cookies stay on your device until you manually delete them or until your browser deletes them based on the duration period specified in the persistent cookie file.

More information on all aspects of cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that we have no affiliation with, and are not responsible for, this third-party website.

Why do we use cookies?

We may use cookies to: distinguish between visitors; improve the use and the functionality of our website; analyse how our website is used and compile anonymous and aggregate statistics. We do not use the collected information to create visitor profiles.

What types of cookies do we use?


An overview of the cookies used on this website:

Cookie name: Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight, has_js

  • Purpose and description: our Content Management System, Drupal sets these cookies to store user interface preferences, store site appearance preferences and check if JavaScript is enabled on browser client.
  • Duration: cookies expires 1 day from the session date.

Cookie name: _gid, _ga Google Analytics

  • Purpose and description: Google Universal Analytics sets a unique ID that is used to calculate data for analytics reports. More information about Google privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=uk). Google analytics is used to distinguish users, cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
  • Duration: expires in 2 years, expires in 24 hours.

Cookie name: _ga, _gid twitter.com

  • Purpose and description: Embedded Twitter feed. Twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. More about Twitter privacy policy (https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en)
  • Duration: expires 2 days from session date.


Please check our Data protection notice
Please note that the processing of your personal data in connection with cookies, and for other purposes, is governed by our Privacy Policy.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish - for details, see https://www.aboutcookies.org/ and http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. 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.

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