About our cookie policy

1. About cookies

Cookies are small data files which are downloaded to your device when you visit our website.

Websites use cookies for many practical reasons, none of which are harmful to the host device nor detrimental to the website visitor. In fact, they are designed to make your online experience more enjoyable.

Some are necessary for the operation of the website. Others are used to compile statistics which enable us to make your browsing experiencing more enjoyable. There are different types of cookies. This site uses technical, tracking and third-party cookies

Useful information on the technical aspects of cookies can be found here: allaboutcookies.org

2. What type of cookies are there?

Cookies can be classified according to their lifetime, their purpose and according to the domain to which they belong.
When talking about lifetime, there are:

  • session cookies, which expire as soon as you close the browser;
  • persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s computer/device for a predefined period of time.

Regarding the domain to which the website belongs, there are:

  • first-party cookies created by the web server of the web page visited by the web user and which have the same domain;
  • third-party cookie stored by domains other than the one the user is visiting at the time. This happens when the web page relies on a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.

These cookies are:

  • necessary cookies: which enable the technical operation of the website and its functionalities;
  • analytical/performance cookies: cookies which collect data about the performance of our website and how you use it. These cookies enable us to ensure our web site operates more efficiently.
  • functional cookies: cookies which enable our website to remember your choices (such as your preferred language) and provide improved or customised features.

3. Cookies we use on our website

The table below provides an overview of the cookies used on this website:

NameSet byPurposeLifetime
EfficySessionEfficyManage the information of the forms
__utmaGoogleUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.2 years from set/update
__utmcGoogleNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.End of browser session
__utmzGoogle AnalyticsThis cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach this website, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns, and page navigation within this website. The cookie is updated with each page view to this website.6 months
_fbcFacebookUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers
_fbpFacebookUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers
_gaGoogle AnalyticsUsed to distinguish users.2 years
_gat_gtag_UA_352237_2GoogleGoogle Used to distinguish users.
_gidGoogle AnalyticsUsed to distinguish users.1 day
_hjidHotjarThis session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

4. Cookie settings

You can prevent the configuration of a cookie by adjusting your browser settings.

Cookie settings may vary from one browser to another. Please refer to the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

You can find information about cookie management in the browser at the following links: