Cookies Notice

  1. Cookies Notice

We place small text files called cookies on your device. This cookies notice (the "Cookie Notice") explains how cookies are used on our website and how you can control them. You should know that these tracking technologies may be deployed by us but also by other parties. Cookies may also collect personal data (such as your IP address). Consult our Privacy Notice to know how we process personal data.

  1. What are cookies?

"Cookies" are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing a more customised website experience. Cookies are used to collect information about how you use websites, such as information about your computer or device, web browser and operating system and their settings, the pages and content you see during your visit and when and for how long you do so, etc. 

Cookies can be distinguished in "Session Cookies" and "Persistent Cookies" depending on the time they remain stored on your device:

  1. "Session Cookies" are stored on your device the moment you visit the website and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
  2. "Persistent Cookies" are stored on your device when you visit the website and remain stored after you close your browser. They will automatically be activated again when you open your browser and start surfing on the Internet. They will remain on your device until their expiration date or until you delete them.

Moreover, cookies can be distinguished in first party and third-party cookies depending on the website or the domain that installs the cookies.

  1. First party cookies are cookies that are installed by the website that you visit, in our case
  2. Third-party cookies are cookies installed by a different domain than the one the user visits. If you visit a website and a third company installs a cookie through this website, this will be a third-party cookie.
  1. What Types of Cookies We Use and Why?

We use cookies for different purposes. Cookies are grouped into the following categories:

  1. Essential cookies

Cookies are considered "essential" if they are required for the regular operation and security of our website. They are essential, or "strictly necessary", for the website to work properly.

Name of the cookiePurpose1st party/3rd party cookiePersistent/Session CookieExpiration
  PHPSESSIDThis cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website First Party Session cookieThe cookie will last until you close the browser's windows

List of essential cookies: 

  1. Performance cookies 

These cookies help improving the performance of our website, for instance by throttling the request rate on our website.

Name of the cookiePurpose1st party/3rd party cookiePersistent/Session CookieExpiration
  _gatThis cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. Link to Google cookies notice  and cookie Persistent 1 minute

List of preference or functionality cookies:

  1. Analytics cookies

These cookies are used to measure how users interact with website content. Analytics cookies allow us to record how many people visits our website, how they navigate within our site, and what content is popular. 

List of analytics cookies:

Name of the cookiePurpose1st party/3rd party cookiePersistent/Session CookieExpiration
  _gaWe rely on Google Analytics to set this cookie. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.  Link to Google cookies notice  and First Party Persistent  2 years
_gidWe rely on Google Analytics to set this cookie. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected include the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. Link to Google cookies notice  and . First Party Persistent  24 hours
  1. How can I set up my cookies’ preferences?

The website uses essential cookies by default. When you visit the website for the first time, a cookies banner appears; this banner informs you on the use of cookies by the website. This banner gives you the following options:

  1. To accept all cookies being stored on your device.
  2. To refuse all cookies, except the essential ones, being stored on your device.
  3. To accept only certain cookies, such as only performance or analytics cookies. 
  4. To view and read this Cookies Notice.

You can set up or change your cookies' preferences at any time by using our cookies consent tool seen at the bottom of the screen.

You can also take proactive steps yourself, for example, to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit for more information.

Most internet browsers offer means to control the use of cookies, which allow you to block or delete cookies at any time. You may change the settings of your browser, so that it informs you prior to a cookie being stored on your device or follow instructions to delete all cookies which have been stored on your device. If you use multiple devices, you must change your browser settings in all of them.

To manage your cookies preferences through your browser, follow these links, depending on the browser you are using:

On mobile devices:

If you use another browser, you may find the cookie management instructions in the support page of your browser.

You can learn more on cookies on the following third-party websites:

  1. AllAboutCookies:
  2. Cookiepedia:

If you have any queries about the way we use cookies, please contact

Last update 2.11.2020