We put cookies (which are small text files) on your device to track your use of our website and to improve your browsing experience. This tracking is not linked to your name and is not used to identify you as a person. We use several cookies with differing functions:
The cookie name is: has_js.
Cookie names: cookie-agreed and cookiedirective
We use a cookie to track each session on our website from every device. This cookie is removed from your device when you close your browser.
The cookie name is: phpessid.
We use various analytical cookies to evaluate your use of our website. Although we put these cookies on your device, we obtain them from Google and from Optimizely. In addition to using the collected information for our analysis, we share this information with Google and Optimizely. These cookies stay on your device permanently, unless you delete them.
Tracking by Doubleclick, Weborama and Iadvize
We also put cookies on your device to allow the companies Doubleclick (owned by Google), Weborama and Iadvize to track you across our website and any other website that uses these particular cookies. This tracking enables Doubleclick, Weborama and Iadvize to build up a detailed profile of your interests and your browsing habits to display ads that they believe will be of interest to you.
Doubleclick cookie names: _drt_ and id
Weborama cookie names: affiche_w,_afs, wbo_temps_reel, wousq, wousq_sess,
_adp_ret_TGP,_adpc, _adpe, _adpp and _advcrea
Iadvize cookie names: 2143last, 2143vvc, 2037vvc, 1729vvc, 1729last and 1085vvc
Tracking by Google
If you are logged into your Google account while visiting our site, Google can track your use of certain websites (such as ours) that use Google plug-ins. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account, and Google already will have placed cookies on your device for this purpose.
Google cookie names: pref, nid, hsid, apisid, sid, ssid, sapisid, gaps, lsid, beat, uls, consent and dv
Cookies provide much of the functionality available from today’s websites, but certain cookies also can be used to track your activities and interests across the Internet. Although this tracking is not normally for anything more intrusive than behavioural advertising, even this might elicit customer concerns over the level of information being collected.
Several methods can be used to control cookies, and the Information Commissioner’s website provides a good summary of your options for blocking or deleting them (https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/). Note that some websites will lose functionality or become difficult to use if all cookies are permanently blocked, but by using the available control options, you normally can obtain the right personal balance between website convenience and your sensitivity to this issue.