Last Revised 7 June 2019
1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering your user preferences).
In some other cases, we may simply sell advertising space on our site, by means of cookies of third-party intermediaries (such as tech platforms, ad servers, media agencies), to any third-party advertiser that receives our offer to buy the ad space. This activity is called "programmatic advertising". The entire process functions through an auction system and takes place in less than a second (between the time a user requests a web page and the time it takes for that page to load in the browser), allowing third party advertisers to know a user's cookie (without collecting directly identifiable information, but simply by uniquely identifying its browser or device and matching it with other information they already own) and make the offer, including placing their own cookies on such user's browser or device. Because of the dynamic nature of programmatic advertising, we can only tell you which cookies of third-party intermediaries we use to carry out this activity (see section 3 below), while we are not able to control all third-party cookies that may be placed by the third-party advertisers while displaying their ads.
3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Please find below an updated list of cookies we use on this site, including a description for each category and indication of the time the related information will be retained by us and/or our partners. If you would like to know more about a specific cookie, you can click on the relevant cookie link.
The list of cookies and their control mechanism is also always accessible via the Cookie Settings, available in the footer of this site.
To learn more on how not to allow certain cookies or opt-out at any moment, please follow the instructions in section 4 below.
Flash Cookies. In certain situations, we may use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as Flash cookies) are employed to provide functions, such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser. This means it is not possible to manage Flash cookies at the browser level, in the same way you would manage other cookies. Instead, you can access your Flash management tools from Adobe's website directly. The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies. See http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html for further information. Please be aware that if you disable or reject Flash cookies for this site, you may not be able to access certain features, such as video content or services that require you to sign-in.
4. HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?
You can also always set your preferences via the Cookie Settings, available in the footer of this site.
You can refuse to accept Flash cookies from this site using Adobe's Flash management tools at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html.
For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt-out, you can also visithttp://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.
Please be aware that if cookies are disabled (in particular the essential and functionality cookies), then some of this site’s features may not operate as intended.