What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that are used to save tiny pieces of information. The cookies are placed on your device when the website is loaded in your browser. These cookies help us ensure that the website performs well, make it more secure, improve the user experience, provide insight into how the website performs and enable us to analyse what works and where we need to improve.
Like most online services, our website uses direct cookies and third-party cookies for various purposes. Direct cookies are mainly required to enable the website to perform correctly and do not collect information that can be traced to individual persons.
Third-party cookies used on our website are mainly used to understand how the website performs, how you communicate with our website, to keep our services secure and show advertisements that are relevant to you. In short, to offer you a better user experience and to ensure that you can communicate with our website faster in the future.
What kinds of cookies do we use?
The cookies we use on our website are subdivided into the following categories.
Essential cookies ensure the website performs well. This category only contains cookies which guarantee the basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store personal data.
Cookies which are not essential for the performance of the website, and which are specifically used to collect the user’s personal data via analysis, advertisements and other embedded content are considered non-essential cookies. User consent is compulsory to store these cookies on your website.
Analytical cookies help us understand how our visitors communicate with the website, count the number of visitors, know where visitors come from, and which pages they visit. The cookies collect this data which is communicated anonymously.
Advertising cookies help us offer our visitors relevant advertisements and marketing campaigns.
Preference cookies are used to store user preferences to offer them personalised content. This might be the language of the website or location of the visitor.
What specific cookies do we use?
How can I change my cookie preferences?
You can manage your cookie preferences by clicking on ‘Settings’ and switching the cookie categories in the pop-up on or off according to your wishes.
Various browsers also offer different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block or delete cookies. For more information about managing and deleting cookies, visit wikipedio.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.