Cookie Policy

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are 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.

 

Cookie types

Session cookie

A session cookie for a website only exists whilst the user is reading or navigating the website. When the user closes their web browser these cookies are usually removed. Some browsers may implement a "continue from last time" feature that will save session cookies even after closing the browser.

 

Persistent cookie

A persistent cookie for a website exists on a users computer until a future date. For example the cookie expiry date could be set as 1 year, and each time a website is accessed over this period the website could access the cookie.

 

Third-party cookie

First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) as your browser's address bar. Third-party cookies are cookies set with domains different from the one shown on the address bar. The web pages on the first domain may feature content from a third-party domain, e.g. an embedded multimedia content, social network plugins, interactive maps or adverts. Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.

 

Cookies used in this website

Strictly necessary first-party cookies

We use a session cookie (PHPSESSID) to uniquely identify your browser session for navigation and security purposes, for examples when you fill and submit a contact form or when you add product to a shopping basket. It is also used to remember your login session on this website in order not to ask to authenticate for every restricted-access page you visit.  This cookie may also be used to anonymously calculate the total visits for this website or the number of online users.

 

We use a persistent cookie (PastMember) to implement the "remember-me" feature, so that you can avoid authenticating after closing your browser.

 

We use persistent cookies (ecl_accept, ecl_accept_social, ecl_accept_analytics) to store your cookie-policy preferences for this website. These cookies usually expire in 365 days.

 

We may use other persistent cookies to improve your navigation experience, such as storing display preferences, pagination and sort order for lists of elements, or to remember that you have already read an internal important message, thus avoiding for example to show the same message over and over again. Thes cookies usually expire in periods ranging form 7 to 365 days.