Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 31th 2017

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files (composed only of letters and numbers) that a web server places on your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or an app. When used, the cookie can help make our websites, mobile apps and services more user-friendly, for example by remembering your language preferences and settings. You can find more information about cookies at

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work in an efficient way. The use of cookies allows you to navigate between pages efficiently. Cookies remember your preferences, and make the interaction between you and the website and our services smoother and more efficient. Cookies are also used to help ensure that the advertisements you see online are relevant to you and your interests.

When do we store cookies?

We store cookies when you visit or access our website or when you interact with our services – these are called "first party cookies". In addition, cookies are stored by other third parties (for example our analytics service providers, business partners and advertisers) who run content through our services – these are called "third party cookies". Both types of cookies may be stored either for the duration of your interaction with our services or for repeat visits.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are five main types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies
    These cookies are essential to enable you to login, navigate around and use the features of our websites or services, or to provide a service requested by you (such as your username). We do not need to obtain your consent in order to use these cookies. These cookies can be used for security reasons - for example to detect violation of our policies, identify and prevent fraud, fulfill your requests and to support other security features.

  • Functionality cookies
    These cookies allow us to remember choices you make (such as your language) and provide enhanced and personalized features. The information these cookies collect remains anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity.

  • Performance cookies
    These cookies collect information about your online activity, including behavioral data and content engagement metrics. These cookies are used for analytics, research and to perform statistics (based on aggregated information).

  • Targeting cookies or advertising cookies
    These cookies are used to deliver tailored offers and advertisements to you, based on your derived interests. They can also be used to cap the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by our advertisers (for example advertising networks) and provide them insights about the people who see and interact with their ads, visit their websites or use their app.

  • Social media cookies
    Our website and services may include social media features, such as the Facebook "Like" or "Share" buttons. These features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly through our services. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing these features.

Below you can find out more about the cookies we use. Please note that the table also includes other types of Tracking Technologies, such as third party SDKs.

  • Google Analytic – Third party performance cookie –
    This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our website and services. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our services. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our website and services, where visitors have come to our website and the pages they visited. Privacy Policy

  • AdSense & DoubleClick – Third party advertising cookie –
    These cookies enable us to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served through Google's various advertising services. Privacy Policy

  • AdRoll – Third party advertising cookie –
    We use AdRoll to provide interest-based advertisements to show our ads on other websites. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. The whole process is entirely anonymized. Privacy Policy

  • Intercom – Third party advertising cookie –
    These cookies enable us to deliver and manage interest-based advertisements. Privacy Policy

  • Twitter – Third party Social media and advertising cookie –
    These cookies enable us to learn how our users have interacted with advertising served to them on Twitter. It also enables us to identify users who have used their mobile device to view our advertising on Twitter and later came to our website on a desktop computer. Privacy Policy

  • Facebook – Third party Social media and advertising cookie –
    To enable us to optimize and serve advertising on Facebook and other third party sites based on a) your past visits to our website and b) your interaction with our adverts and content on Facebook, advertisements are served after you have visited our site using non-personally identifiable information. Privacy Policy

  • Hotjar – Third party performance cookie –
    We use the Hotjar cookies to complete various tasks, such as to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown, that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in, and other tasks. Learn more

  • Other cookies – First and Third party strictly necessary cookies –
    Other unlisted cookies might be in use on internal sections of the website or our services.

How to manage your cookie settings

Please note that we do not recognize or respond to automated browser signals regarding Tracking Technologies, including "Do Not Track" requests. However, there are various ways in which you can manage and control your cookie settings. Please remember that, by deleting or blocking cookies, some of the features of our website or services may not work properly or as effectively.

Turning off cookies via your web browser
Most web browsers will provide you with some general information about cookies, enable you to see what cookies are stored on your device, allow you to delete them all or on an individual basis, and enable you to block or allow cookies for all websites or individually selected websites. You can also normally turn off third party cookies separately. Please note that the settings offered by a browser or device often only apply to that particular browser or device.

Information about cookies is usually found in the "Help" section of the web browser. Below are some links to some commonly used web browsers:

Turning off third party cookies
You can turn off certain third party targeting / advertising cookies by visiting the following link:
Network Advertising Initiative

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