What is a cookie

A cookie is a small text file placed on your device by the websites that you visit. Cookies are then sent back to the website on each subsequent visit, or to another webpage that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are used in order to make the website work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. Such information may be used to provide a more personalized and responsive service and therefore facilitate the use of our Website. 

Cookies may be either first party cookies set directly by us to your device, or third-party cookies set by a third party provider on our behalf. Whenever you use this Website, information may be collected through the use of cookies and other technologies.

Cookie we may use and why

When we use cookies, we classify them into any one of the following categories: 

  • “Strictly necessary”cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
  • “Performance”cookies allow us to track analytics by counting visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website. They may be set by us or by third party providers (e.g., Adobe, Akamai, Brightcove, Qualtrics) to help us to know which pages or videos are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Website.
  • “Functional”cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization based on your interaction with the Website. They may be set by us or by third party providers, such as Adobe, whose services we have added to our pages.
  • “Targeting”cookies may be set through our Website by our advertising partners, such as Adobe. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other websites. Another example of targeting cookies are “Social media” cookies set by social media services (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) that we have added to the Website to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. These cookies are capable of tracking your browser across other websites and building up a profile of your interests. This may have an impact on  the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.

How long will cookie remain on my device

The length of time cookies will stay on your device will depend on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie.

A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiration date, unless deleted by you before the expiration date. The next time you visit our Website, the cookie will recognize you as a returning visitor and the cookie will be present to our Website in order for us to offer the Website in line with your preferences.

A session cookie, on the other hand, will contain information that is used within your current web session but will expire at the end of your web session, when the web browser is closed.

Overview of cookie used

An overview of all cookies and their characteristics can be found in the cookie preference center. Click on “Manage cookie preferences” at the top of this Cookie Notice.

How can I control cookie

You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind, removing or disabling cookies may impact your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully functional.

You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind, removing or disabling cookies may impact your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully functional.

Where cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our Website, we will ask you to consent to our use of optional cookies when you first visit our Website. Consent can also be provided or withdrawn at any time by clicking on the hyperlink “Manage cookie preferences” at the top of this page. When you withdraw your consent, the cookies already installed, will be deleted.

Any consent to accept or to decline cookies is limited to the site for which this Cookie Notice is posted and not to other sites or any other pages, which may be hyperlinked to our Website. For more information on cookies used by those websites, please refer to the specific Privacy or Cookie Notice on those websites.

Change this cookie notice

We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this notice, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date.

We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.


Should you have any questions regarding the processing of your Personal Data, you can contact the Privacy & Confidentiality Office by sending an e-mail to