What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your browser and allows this website or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and more useful to you. Cookies can be "session" or "persistent" cookies.

Session cookies - these are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your surfing session. The next time you visit that particular site it will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is nothing in your browser to let the site know that you have visited before (more on session cookies).

Persistent cookies - these remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last. A persistent cookie enables a website to remember you on subsequent visits, speeding up or enhancing your experience of services or functions offered (more on persistent cookies).


How this website uses cookies

When you use and access our website we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser, but only with your consent. We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of this website. We use session (temporary) cookies and persistent cookies that reside in the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify members and ensure they can access the member only pages. If a user opts to disable these cookies he will not be able to access all of the content available.
  • Functionality cookies - cookies that allow easy and personalized navigation, saving the preferences of users regarding for example the cookie consent options on our website, so that it's not necessary to reconfigure your browser at each visit. 


Cookie name Description
Session ID cookie (random generated number) This cookie is set by the website system (which uses a content management system).
joomla_user_state This cookie is set by the website system when a user logs in so that he remains logged-in during each page visit.
cookieconsent_status This cookie is set when you give consent to cookies being used and remembers that option during a certain period of time.


Your choices regarding cookies

Our site gives you the option to consent to the use of cookies when you first visit our website. You can revoke or give again your consent at any time through the controls at the bottom of every page.
If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you will not be able to login on our website and some of our pages might not display properly.


Find out more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies on the following third-party websites:
AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/