Cookies Policy

Privacy Statement: how we use cookies and essential cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit websites. This website, in order to be compliant with the EU GDPR, blocks all cookies preventively until a user explicitly consents to the cookie usage.

When you ‘Accept’ cookies we place a cookie named “cookieconsent_status” with the value “Allow” and a validity of one year. This enables our server to recognise you when you next visit our website so you do not need to repeat the cookie acceptance process. We keep a consents registry of users who have accepted our privacy and cookies policy.

We use technical cookies to help identify your device so we can tailor your user experience, track your session, shopping basket contents, where applicable, and remember where you are in the order process.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

The following cookies are necessary for the operation of our website and are essential technical cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure. You may need to be logged in to access restricted information or services.

Functional Cookies

The following are not strictly necessary, but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).

This Website may:

Track the pages you visit via Google Analytics

Integrate translations via Google Translate

This type of cookie normally expires after 1 year and the duration is established at the sole discretion of Google. Cookies may include:
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Third-Party Cookies

This website will or may:

use Google Analytics technical cookies in an anonymised way, only after you consent to the cookies usage. Refer to the cookie policy of Google for more information.

include Youtube videos on some pages that may use third-party cookies provided by Youtube itself. Refer to the cookie policy of Youtube for more information.

This website will not:

Share any personal information or directly use third parties cookies.

Third-party cookies normally expire after 1-2 years but they could theoretically be set to never expire, the duration is established at the sole discretion of the third-party provider.