Our website uses cookies to provide a better user experience to you, our visitors, and to analyse our traffic while ensuring the protection of your privacy and rights. This policy’s objectives are to inform you of the types of cookies used and under which conditions they are implemented. Learn more about how you can contact us, how we process personal data and your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in our Personal Data Protection and Privacy Policy.

What Are Cookies and Why They Are Used?

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient by storing information in your browser’s folder on your hard drive. The next time you visit the same website, the browser will give back the cookie to identify you. This allows the website to load with a personalized experience for the visitor.

Therefore, cookies are necessary for the effective use of the website. Cookies are also used to provide you with more suitable services, products, or offers on the website and third-party websites. The main reasons cookies are used are as follows:

  • Authenticating your identity
  • Make personalized user recommendations
  • Setting your chosen language preference
  • Remembering if certain settings are turned on
  • Preventing fraud
  • Conducting marketing activities directly or indirectly
  • Performing contractual or legal obligations

Pursuant to the GDPR, we may store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies your explicit consent is required before we use them. This means that cookies which are categorized as necessary, are processed based on GDPR Article 6/1-f and all other cookies are processed based on GDPR Article 6/1-a.

What Kind of Personal Information Is Processed By Cookies?

Cookies, depending on their types, generally collect data related to your browsing and usage preferences on the device you access the website from. This data includes the pages you visit, the services and products you browse, and all information related to your navigation on the website.

What Kind of Cookies Do We Use?

We use many different kinds of cookies based on category, party and storage duration on our website.

Cookies By Category

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: Necessary cookies help make our 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.
  • Functionality Cookies: Functionality cookies allow you to use the fundamental features of our website. This could be anything from your language preference to remembering your settings. They enhance our website's performance and functionality. Some site features are not available without functional cookies. You can prevent the use of these cookies as explained in detail below.
  • Performance Cookies: Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. These cookies enable us to analyze and understand how the website functions and interacts with you, allowing us to improve the website. You can prevent the use of these cookies as explained in detail below. The performance cookies used on our website are website are as follows: _ga _gid _ga_WYGZW0CK9Q _ga_ZWCLFSSV8Z _gat
  • Targeting Cookies: 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. You can prevent the use of these cookies as explained in detail below. However, blocking these cookies will not completely eliminate advertising content; instead, you will be presented with more generalized advertisements rather than ones specifically tailored to your interests.

Cookies By Party

First-party Cookies: First-party cookies are from websites you directly visit in your browser and are used to improve your online user experience. They store information relevant to our website such as what you’ve viewed in the past or your settings preferences. Third-party Cookies: Third-party cookies are placed by a domain that is different from the domain you are visiting. The third-party cookies used on our website are as follows:

Cookies By Storage Duration

  • Persistent Cookies: These are cookies that persist on your computer until a specific expiration date or until they are manually deleted by you. These cookies are often used to measure your site interactions and preferences.
  • Session Cookies: These cookies are used to separate your visit into sessions and do not collect data. The cookie is deleted when you close the visited web page or remain inactive for a certain period. The website uses targeting and tracking cookies to assist third-party service providers, primarily for advertising services, to enhance the effectiveness of these services. These cookies can remember the web pages and sites you visit and may collect personal data, including your device's IP address. The website uses both first-party and third-party cookies to collect information, remember your interests and demographic data, serve targeted advertisements, improve ads, determine the number of visits and ad impressions, and analyze the ratio of interactions between these ad impressions and ad services. The website utilizes social plugins that connect to social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn. When you visit the website and use these plugins, the website sends data directly to your web browser from the selected social networks and embeds it into the website you are visiting. As a result, the respective social network can access and process your data, combining it with the data associated with your social network account. The session cookies used on our website are as follows:

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Please note that we have no influence or control over the scope of data processed by social networks through their plugins. For more information on how social networks process your personal data, including the purposes, methods, and duration of processing, please carefully review the personal data processing policies published by the respective social networks.

How To Disable Cookies

While the use of cookies enhances the functionality of the website and improves service delivery, you have the option to prevent the use of cookies excluding the strictly necessary cookies if desired. However, please note that in doing so, the website may not function optimally, and you may not be able to access all features.

To prevent the use of cookies, you need to adjust the settings of your internet browser. The steps to do so may vary depending on the device and internet browser you are using. Below are instructions for blocking the use of cookies on different internet browsers:

Google Chrome

  1. To clear Chrome cookies, open your browser.
  2. At the top right, click the three vertical dots to open a drop-down menu.
  3. Select "Settings."
  4. Under "Privacy and security", click "Cookies and other site data."
  5. Select an option like "Block third party cookies" or "Block third-party cookies in Incognito."

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. At the top right, click the three horizontal lines to open a menu.
  3. Select "Settings."
  4. Tap the "Privacy & Security" panel.
  5. Under "Enhanced Tracking Protection", select "Custom."
  6. Check mark "Cookies" and choose your cookie preference in the accompanying drop-down menu.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. At the top right, select the three dots icon to open a menu.
  3. Select "Settings."
  4. Choose "Site permissions."
  5. Tap "Manage and delete cookies and site data."
  6. Turn on "Block third-party cookies."

Apple Safari

  1. Open the Safari app.
  2. Tap "Safari" at the top of the navigation bar.
  3. Select "Preferences."
  4. Click "Privacy."
  5. Choose your cookie preferences like "Always block cookies " or "Prevent cross-site tracking."

You can also delete all cookies left behind by the websites you visit through third-party software tools. These tools are designed to specifically manage and remove cookies from your browser. By using such tools, you can have more control over your cookie preferences and delete them as desired.

Changes to the Policy

Due to amendments to applicable laws, regulations, and industry practices, or due to changes we make to our services, changes can be made to this Policy. It is advised that you come back to this Policy on a regular basis.