Cookie policy

We use cookies to improve our website performance and enhance your user experience. This document explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click "remember me" when logging in, a cookie will store your username. But most cookies won't collect information that identify you.

What sort of cookies does use?

Cookie Consent

The first time you visit you are presented with a notification to accept the use of cookies, according to the EU user consent policy. Once you click the accept button the notification disappears. The Cookie Consent dialog sets the following cookie:

  1. cookieconsent_dismissed used to prevent the cookie consent dialog from coming up again

Shopping cart

Our shopping cart functionality relies on SendOwl, an innovative digital product ecommerce platform. SendOwl sets the following cookies:

  1. _sendowl_cart_count used to count the total number of items currently in your shopping cart
  2. _sendowl_session (Domain: used to record session information


We use Google Analytics, an external user analytics tool provided by Google, to collect usage information and analyze how visitors engage with

The cookies set by Google Analytics are:

  1. __ga used to distinguish users
  2. __gat used to throttle request rate


We use Disqus as an external commenting system for our blog. Disqus sets the following cookies:

  1. __qca (Domain:
  2. mc (Domain:
  3. UID (Domain:
  4. UIDR (Domain:
  5. disqus_unique (Domain: used to distinguish anonymous visitors
  6. testCookie (Domain: used to check whether the browser accepts 3rd-party cookies

CSRF Protection

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is an attack that forces an end user to execute unwanted actions on a web application. We use cookies, in combination with custom form fields, to mitigate CSRF attacks on

  1. _csrf used to to store a large random string, required to mitigate CSRF attacks

More Information

For further info on how uses cookies, please contact our Privacy Officer by e-mail at

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