Cookies Explained

Some of the cookies used by the site require the user’s consent. This text provides useful information to enable/disable cookies while browsing.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on a user’s hard drive. It is generated by a web page server. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site.

What do cookies do?

Cookies are used for various purposes: facilitating the execution of processes related to browsing the web, in order to automate some of the tasks that otherwise would have to be repeated every time you browse to a site; storing information related to configurations of the user’s terminal; storing browsing preferences; monitoring technical elements related to the browsing session.

What cookies are used on

Below is a list of the cookies used on and their use:


Necessary (4)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name: ga-disable-UA-10877870-18
Purpose: Set to state if tracking should be allowed or not. True, means tracking is disabled. False, means tracking is enabled.
Expiry: Session

Name: cookie_notice_accepted
Purpose: States if the cookie notice banner has been accepted by the user.
Expiry: 1 month

Purpose: Used to keep track of users as they navigate through the site. This is used on the site to help identify users for Facebook tracking.
Expiry: Session

Name: devicePixelRatio
Purpose: Used to make the site responsive to the visitor’s screen size.
Expiry: Session


Statistics (4)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Name: _ga
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Expiry: 2 years

Name: _gali
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Expiry: 1 day

Name: _gat
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
Expiry: 1 day

Name: _gid
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Expiry: 1 day


Marketing (0)

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.


How is consent collected?

User’s consent is collected through a banner fixed to the bottom of the screen indicating that we use cookies to improve the browsing experience. Cookies other than ‘ga-disable-UA-10877870-18’ will be prevented from being applied to the client until consent is given.

Once the user gives consent, the cookie ‘ga-disable-UA-10877870-18’ gets set to false,`cookie cookie_notice_accepted` is created and set to true. Then the other cookies are applied.

The banner then gets changed to a minimized “Revoke Cookies” banner. Clicking on the up arrow will expose the full banner allowing the user to revoke the cookies that were applied.

How to control cookies via the client?

You can decide which cookies you want to accept through the browser settings. The default settings of most browsers require the acceptance of cookies, bu you can set your browser to reject cookies. There are also various types of software that can control cookies, such as web services or browser add-ons.

The ‘Help’ menu of your internet browser can help you discover how to remove cookies.

Below some quick links to help pages:


How to revoke cookies?

If you choose to disable cookies please note that this may impact your user experience on our site and restrict you from utilizing certain site functionality.

To revoke the cookies click the up arrow on the minimized banner fixed to the bottom of the screen. Once maximized, click “Revoke Cookies.” This will remove the cookies from your browser.

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