What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. It enables the site to remember your actions and preferences (such as language) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

  • First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
  • Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

How do we use cookies?

Before we place cookies on your devices, we ask for your consent. Cookies required for ensuring functionality and settings may, however, be applied without your consent.

First-party cookies

The types of first-party cookie we use are to:

  • Store visitor preferences
  • Make our websites operational
  • Gather analytics data (about user behaviour)
Name Service Purpose Type and Duration
cookieconsent Cookie Consent Stores information about your accept of our cookie policy (so you will not be asked again) 60 days
_ga Google Analytics Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gid Google Analytics Used to distinguish users 24 hours
_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx-x Google Used by Google Tag Manager to support Google Analytics on the site 1 minute
ucgid TRIMIT Unique id maintained across sessions 30 days
bid TRIMIT Last authenticated user id 1 year
ses TRIMIT Session identification 1 year
stats TRIMIT Statistics for visits 1 year
plt or plt-admin TRIMIT Remembers login for admin users 1 year

Third-party cookies

Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube.

These third-party services are outside of our control. Providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose and use of cookies, etc.

Third-party providers on our website:

  • YouTube
  • Google
  • Cloudflare

How to control cookies?

You can control and/or delete cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

For details about how to delete and manage cookies, please see aboutcookies.org.