Cookie policy

Information about our use of cookies

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Why do we use cookies?
Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site, and also allows us to make improvements to our site. Please note that our advertisers or content or service providers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

What type of cookies do we use?
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising or content displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the following table:

Cookie Name Purpose
Site session, Site session 2 PHPSESSID, JSESSID These cookies are essential for our site and services to operate, and are also used to recognise you when you return to the site, including enabling visitor preferences (for example, in relation to site language settings) to be taken into account, and to collect information on how visitors use our site for analytical purposes.
Site visitor, Site visitor 2 BEVISITOR, BEVISITOR2 Recognise you when you return to the site, including enabling visitor preferences (for example, in relation to site language settings) to be taken into account, and to collect information on how visitors use our site for analytical purposes.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks, content providers and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Can I block cookies?
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

When will the cookies expire?
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after a set time.


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