We use a variety of different technologies on our website. These technologies include (but are not limited to) cookies, scripts, fonts and images. Some of these are considered necessary for us to deliver the website to you. Others are used to enhance our understanding of how you use our website or to assist in our marketing activities.
The purpose of this notice is to explain how we use such technologies and the third parties we work with and to provide you with clear information about their purpose. It also explains how you can control your online preferences.
A "cookie" is a small text file that's stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website or use an app. They contain specific information relating to your use of our website or app, such as login credentials; your preference settings or tracking identifiers.
Cookies are set by our web server, your browser and the web servers of the third parties whose cookies we deploy on our websites & apps. They can be read, updated or deleted by those same servers each time you visit our website/app, depending on the type of cookie
Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser. These are known as session cookies. Other cookies (such as tracking cookies or authentication cookies) remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your browser. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
This website uses persistent cookies.
Here we explain a bit more about each of these types and how you can control their use.
These are cookies that are essential for the safe operation of our website/app and for us to provide a product or service you have requested.
Without these cookies, we are unable to provide some products or services that you might request. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
These cookies are used to:
These cookies are set by us or our third-party analytics providers and allow us to record certain information about you, such as the pages you visit on our website; how many times you visit our website; and links you might click on.
We use this type of cookie to understand and analyse how visitors use our online services and look for ways to improve them. For example, a cookie might tell us that lots of people give up on an application process at a particular step - so we can try to make that step easier to complete.
The third-party analytics providers may also collect other information about you such as your IP address, your geographical location, what type of device you are using and information about the device. This information can be used to create a unique fingerprint to help further identify you on other web pages you might visit and can be used to create a profile of your online activities and interests.
You can see more information about which third-party analytics providers we use by visiting your Cookies Preference Centre.
These cookies are set by us (or our third-party marketing partners) and are used to deliver onsite or offsite adverts relevant to you and your interests and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. These cookies are called retargeting cookies and can track your browsing history and online activities across websites to create a profile of your online activities and interests.
This information is shared with our third-party marketing partners and will enable us to serve you with advertising when you visit other sites (for example, to remind you of products or services you may have shown an interest in or to provide you with special offers). This could include information about your browsing activity, your device's IP address, cookie string data (which is used to identify the device type, operating system and browser), data about the online ads we have served to you and your interaction with those ads. We also work with third parties who may place cookies on your web browser to enable us and other advertisers to serve you with advertising based on your browsing and online search activity.
You can see more information about which third-party companies we partner with and switch these cookies off by visiting your Cookies Preference Centre.
Important: Read the Google Analytics privacy document for more details about the data collected by Google Analytics.
We use the "visitor action pixels" from Facebook Inc (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook")) on our website.
This allows user behaviour to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider's website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous to us, i.e. we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, which is why we are informing you, based on our knowledge of the situation. Facebook may link this information to your Facebook account and also use it for its own promotional purposes, in accordance with Facebook's Data Usage Policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes.
The legal basis for the use of this service is Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR. You can object to the collection of your data by Facebook pixel, or to the use of your data for the purpose of displaying Facebook ads by contacting the following address: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
On our websites functions of the service Instagram are embedded. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our websites to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. By this, Instagram will associate the visit to our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please note that by disallowing cookies some functionality on the site may be restricted.
Preference Centre - If you want to restrict or block the cookies on our site, you can do this at any time through your Cookies Preference Centre by clicking by clicking on the 'Manage Preferences' at the top of the page.
Browser Settings - Many of the cookies used on our website and through our emails can be enabled or disabled through your browser settings. The 'help' function within your browser should tell you how, or you can find out by visiting: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.html, or searching the internet for other independent information on how to delete cookies. You can set your browser to delete all past cookies and disallow third-party cookies.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. Alternatively, you can search the internet for other independent information on cookies.
If you delete cookies relating to this website, we will not remember things about you, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the site/page/app.
Below is a list of cookies that we use on our website.
If you have any questions or concerns about the use of your personal information as described above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org