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Cookie Policy

Cookies are used on this website. “Cookies” are small text files that store information about your interactions with a website, either temporarily or permanently on the hard drive of your device. This website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of this website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website and allows us to improve this website.  It is sent to your browser and stored on your laptop, mobile, tablet, or computer.  Cookies placed by IAD i.e. website owner are referred to as ‘first party cookies’. When cookies are placed by parties other than the website owner, they are referred to as ‘third party cookies’.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are required for the operation of the website which cannot function properly without these cookies. They are stored within your browser and include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of this website.









CookieYes sets this cookie to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors.

1 year

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1 year



  • Analytics or performance cookies. These cookies allows us to collect statistical information about website use to improve the website and our services. For these purposes, analytic cookies collect certain information about your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, other system settings, IP address, referring URLs, information on actions you take on the website and the dates and times of your visits, as well as the country and time zone in which your device is located. These cookies may be provided by third parties from time to time and, in such cases, the information obtained through these cookies will be disclosed to, or collected directly by those third parties. We do not have control over these third-party cookies and they are governed by each third party’s privacy or cookie policy.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us, where applicable, to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

Third Party Cookies. Third parties (including, for example, advertising networks, social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies over which we have no control, and are governed by each third party’s specific privacy or cookie policy. In case you need more information on this type of cookies or the manner of opting out, please visit the Your Online Choices website.

Your consent/acceptance of cookies 

When you first visit the website, unless you have blocked cookies using your browser settings (see below), all of the strictly necessary cookies mentioned above will automatically be placed on your devices, and we will be able to use personal data gathered by those cookies for the purposes set out herein and in compliance with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. However, in case you prefer to change your cookie settings, you can do that at any time.

You will be asked to indicate your consent and acceptance or non-acceptance of the analytics/performance, functionality, targeting and third-party cookies mentioned above in the cookie banner that appears on your browser window when you first visit the website. 

The analytics/performance, functionality, targeting and third-party cookies will not share personal data with us or a third-party cookie provider (and will not be placed on your device) unless and until you consent to our use of such cookies. 

You have the option to accept or reject the use of analytics/performance, functionality, targeting and third-party cookies through the cookie banner. If you choose not to consent to using these cookies, please be aware that some website functionality may not be available to you.

Blocking cookies

You can also block all cookies (except the strictly necessary cookies), even when you have previously consented to cookies in the cookie banner and want to withdraw that consent, by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Users may allow, block or remove cookies (other than strictly necessary cookies) installed on their computer or device by changing the configuration of the browser. Example (for Internet Explorer): Go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy.

Updates to this policy

New services using cookies may be added to this website in order for us to offer you a good experience. We aim to keep this cookies policy as accurate as possible and will use all reasonable efforts to regularly review and update this cookies policy.  We are committed to ensuring transparency and providing you with control over your cookie preferences. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of cookies, please contact us 

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