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.
What happens if I block cookies?
In order to use certain services offered through our Website, your web browser must accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent, or subsequently block cookies, some aspects of Site may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Website.
We use the following cookies:
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.
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).
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 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 table below:
|__utma||Google Analytics||Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|__utmb||Google Analytics||Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|__utmc||Google Analytics||Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|__utmz||Google Analytics||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|__utmv||Google Analytics||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|message||This cookie is used to identify a user as logged in or not. it contains a token that can be used to validating the state of the user.|
|akzo||Website||The cookie is used to hold the state of the users scrap book while they are logged out.|
You 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.
Except for essential cookies and unless stated above, all cookies will expire after 2 years from the date of your last visit or when the cookie is placed.