We sometimes store small files, termed cookies, on your device so that this Internet portal can work properly. That is customary for most large websites.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file which a web portal leaves on your computer system, tablet or smartphone when you visit it. It allows the portal to “remember” specific inputs and settings (e.g. login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a specific period of time, meaning you do not have to enter or set them whenever you visit or navigate in the portal again.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies on our sites to store

  • Your session status
  • The language you have selected
  • Your decision to use (or decline to use) cookies on this portal.

It is not absolutely necessary for you to accept cookies so that you can use the portal, but it does make surfing more pleasant. You can block or delete cookies, but if you do so that may impair a number of this portal’s features.

The information collected with cookies is not used to identify you, and the data is fully under our control. The cookies are used solely for the purposes described above.

Control over cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can find out how to do that at: aboutcookies.org. You can delete all the cookies stored on your computer system and set most browsers so that placement of cookies is prevented. However, you may then have to make a number of settings manually whenever you visit a site and accept the fact that some features will be impaired.