Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

This Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy. To make our site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Our website uses these cookies to distinguish you from other users of the site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. Cookies are good and useful, and you will find most big websites use them too. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

We may use the following cookies depending on which pages of our site you visit:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing or donation services.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region should we allow this).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

We use the following cookies:

Cookie Purpose When it expires
PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests. End of Session
_ga This Google Analytics cookie registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
_gat This Google Analytics cookie helps to throttle request rate. End of session
_gid This Google Analytics cookie registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. End of session
collect This Google Analytics cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. End of session
impression.php/# Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button. End of session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This YouTube cookie tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 days
YSC This YouTube cookie registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. End of session

How to control cookies?

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. 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.

[Page Updated: 11 May 2018]