Cookie Policy

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. By accessing or using this website, you agree to the present cookie policy. You should review this policy regularly as it may change at any time at the Association’s sole discretion.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) 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.

More information on all aspects of cookies can be found on

How do we use cookies?

This website uses cookies to allow you to log in to access the members-only section without re-entering your email address and password. These cookies contain no personal information, merely a pointer allowing the authentication service to find your entry in its own tables. The cookies are ‘per-session’ cookies, i.e. they are destroyed when you close your browser. If you have chosen the option for your browser not to accept such cookies, you will not benefit from this feature and will have to re-authenticate yourself each time you log in to a different client application of the authentication service. A persistent cookie may be created for your convenience in order to record your choice of language, and at your discretion, your email address. In the absence of this cookie, the default language is English

We use the following cookies:


Necessary cookies
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Cookie name Provider Purpose Type Expiry
PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests HTTP Session
cookie_notice_accepted Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie consent box will not be presented again upon re-entry. HTTP 29 days
Statistic cookies
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. You are free to accept or refuse the use of these cookies.
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. HTTP 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate HTTP 1 day
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to general statistical data on how the visitor uses the website HTTP 1 day
Collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devides and marketing channels pixel Session
Functional cookies
Functional cookies enable websites to save a visitor’s preferences to improve your visit.

You decide whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may impair your experience when visiting the website.

Cookie_notice_accepted Documents that the visitor accepted the cookie notice on the website. The cookie simply stores the value “yes” and is used to stop the cookie message displaying once accepted. HTTP 29 days


How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies and change your consent as you wish.

Certain features of this website and the services provided by the Association depend on cookies. Please be aware that if you choose to block or delete cookies, you may have to manually adjust settings and preferences controlled by those cookies every time you visit and some services and functionalities may not work. If you use different devices to access a website, you will need to ensure that each browser of each device is set to your cookie preference.