What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website server stores in the browser of your computer or on your mobile device when you visit the website. The cookie contains a unique code that allows your browser to be recognised during a visit to a website (a “session” cookie) or during subsequent, repeated visits (a “persistent” cookie). Cookies can be set by the server of the website you are visiting or by partners of this website. A website server can only read cookies that it has set; it does not have access to other information that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are saved in your browser’s folder on your computer or on your mobile device. The contents of a cookie usually consist of the name of the server that set the cookie, an expiry date and a unique numeric code.
Cookies generally make the interaction between the visitor and the website easier and faster, and help the user to navigate between the various components of a website. Cookies can also be used to make the contents of a website or the ads displayed on a website more relevant for the visitor, and to adapt these to the visitor’s personal tastes and needs.
1. Strictly essential cookies
These cookies are essential to be able to visit the Website and use certain of its components. For example, these cookies allow you to navigate between the various components of the Website. If you refuse these cookies, certain components of the Website will either not work or not work properly.
2. Functional cookies
Functional cookies are the cookies that facilitate the operation of our Website, make it more user-friendly, and ensure that you enjoy a more tailored browsing experience. For example, these cookies save your language preference and client segment and then there are cookies that record whether you have already been asked to take a survey so that we do not present you with the same one time and again.
3. Performance cookies
We use performance cookies to gather information about how visitors use our Website, so that we can improve the our Website content, fine-tune it even further to visitors’ wishes and increase its user-friendliness.
4. Third-party cookies
Our Website may also contain elements from other, current or future third parties, such as video services, social media buttons and/or advertisements, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Global Services does not manage these third-party elements. You can view these third parties’ cookie policies on their respective websites.
You can configure your browser so that you get a warning when a cookie is being set, or configure it so that cookies cannot be set at all.
If you disable cookies, there is a chance that certain functions of the Website will not work or that you will not be able to use certain Global Services services.
We do not use any cookies to identify you personally or to store personal data about you without your knowledge. However, if you wish to restrict, block or delete the installation of cookies on your computer or mobile end device, you can do so by using your browser’s settings. Go to your browser’s HELP function, where you can read how to do this.
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