To the extent cookies include personal information about you, that is explained in our General Privacy Notice.
What are “Cookies”?
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website stores on your device (i.e., your computer, tablet, or cell phone) in order to remember information about you and facilitate your use of the Website, improve the performance and your user experience.
For example, cookies allow us to offer you a better user experience by remembering your language preferences when you return to the Website.
What type of cookies are used on this website?
Below we explain the different types of cookies that we use.
Type of cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and can’t be turned off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which are essential to provision of the service you are requesting. For example, this might be related to your setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but parts of the site will no longer function properly. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor the Website performance.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. Those companies may use them to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. These types of cookies do not directly store personal information but can uniquely identify your browser, device, location, browsing habits, browser preferences, etc. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
For more information on the specific cookies that we use on this Website, sorted by cookie type, please see our Cookie List.
By default, only Strictly Necessary cookies are active. Strictly Necessary cookies allow the Website to be accessible, and without them parts of the Website will not work. They are essential for the basic functionalities of the Website.
Performance, Functional or Targeting cookies are disabled by default, but you have the chance to activate them the first time you access the Website in the Cookie banner (by clicking the “Accept all” button or via your customized settings) or at any other time via our Cookie Preference Center (see below in the section “How to manage cookies”).
We use industry standard cookies, as appropriate, to track your behavior online and gain statistical information at an aggregated level to monitor the operation of the Website, to improve the Website based on performance and to assess the effectiveness of campaigns.
For example, we track the number of visits to the Website, where each visitor came from (i.e., the website you visited prior to coming to the Website) and where each visitor goes to from the Website (i.e., the website you visit after leaving ours).
How to manage cookies
You do not need to have cookies enabled to browse our Website unless you want us to remember you and your preferences when you return. If you prefer not to allow cookies, most cookies can be managed or blocked through your browser.
Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete, and block cookies for a website. You can find specific guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers linked below:
To learn more about certain cookies used for interest-based advertising by third parties, including through cross-device tracking, and to exercise certain choices regarding such cookies, please visit
Managing Analytics cookies
You can opt-out of having your anonymized browsing history within our websites or applications recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service provider on certain of our websites and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their analytics cookies by clicking on the link:
Google Analytics: Google’s Opt-Out page
Other third-party cookies
This Website may also contain links to content from third parties, such as a map showing you the location of nearby branches, which is provided by a third-party mapping service. We may also offer you the opportunity to further engage with us and share information with others using social networks such as Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter. This additional third-party content which is provided for your benefit may contain cookies from those third parties. Consequently, we suggest you check the websites of any such third parties and their privacy policies for more information about their cookies and how you can manage them.
Web beacons, pixel tags, or clear gifs
We do not use web beacons, pixel tags, or clear gifs. However, we may use other tracking technologies like cookies to help us understand how you use our services and allow us to tailor content for you. For example, we may place a "pixel" or "tag" within an email to track your interactions with our email, allowing us to tailor topics based on your interests and interactions.
Do cookies contain my personal information?
Some third-party cookies may contain your personal information, but we do not have access to your personal information with any cookies. All data from cookies is anonymized.
How long are cookies stored?
Except for session cookies, which are stored only during your browsing session, a cookie linked to your IP address is stored on your device for no longer than two (2) years. This allows us to track whether you return to the Website among other functions we utilize or analyze.