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Use of cookies by this site

As explained in our Privacy Policy, the Service collects information through the use of "cookies" or similar technologies. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites and applications work, or work more efficiently, and help them remember certain information about you, either for the duration of your visit (using a "session" cookie) or for repeat visits (using a "persistent" cookie).

The cookies used on this website are as follows:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. For example, authentication and security cookies are used to identify and recognize registered users and to enable them to gain access to requested content or features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies allow our websites to remember the choices you make and your account preferences and to provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, these cookies will remember your log-in details.
  • Performance cookies. These are analytics and research cookies that allow us to collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. This helps us to improve the way the website works and allows us to test different ideas on the site.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

The table below explains performance and targeting cookies from our suppliers and their purpose. Please note that the cookies and other technologies may change over time.



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Google Analytics with Display Advertising, Google Remarketing and Google DoubleClick

These web analytics cookies, provided by Google Inc., are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. In addition, we use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the Google DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimise and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our website and report how ad impressions, other uses of ad services and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.

See Google Analytics Cookies and Privacy Controls and DoubleClick Privacy and Security

Adobe Analytics and Adobe Audience Manager

These web analytics cookies, provided by Adobe Systems Inc., are used to differentiate requests from different browsers and to store helpful information that an application can use later. They may also be used to associate browsing information to customer records. In particular, Analytics uses cookies to anonymously define new visitors, help analyze clickstream data, and track historical activity on the website, such as response to particular campaigns or the length of the sales cycle.

See Adobe Analytics Cookies Controls

Adobe Target

These cookies, provided by Adobe System Inc., are used to provide an A/B testing framework that helps us to experiment with new features on our site and analyse how those features are performing. It may also be used to personalize your web experience.

See Adobe Analytics Cookies Controls

LinkedIn Inc and Slideshare

These cookies, provided by Linkedin inc, allow serving users with relevant & targeted ads through the social network. Cookies collect usage and conversion type of information.

See LinkedIn Privacy Policy


Inspectlet monitors site's visitors in real-time and relays this information back to the servers, where it's compiled and presented. Sensitive information obtained is anonymized and only a portion of visitors is tracked (sampled tracking).

See Inspectlet Privacy Policy


These cookies, provided by Facebook, are set when a visitor is logged in to or otherwise using their service. This allows a user to easily comment or share an article with their peers through the social network. They also help us measure and optimise the effectiveness of our online marketing campaigns and service you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests.

See Facebook Cookies Policy


These cookies, provided by Twitter, are used in conjunction with the Twitter social plugins in order to allow following our Twitter account easily, share content via Twitter, and to display the latest tweet. Twitter makes use of cookies to improve its own service. They also help us measure and optimise the effectiveness of our online marketing campaigns and service you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests.

See Twitter Privacy Policy

Trade Desk*

Capturing non-personally identifiable information, such as date and time of the request, pages viewed, browser type, the referring URL, and computer’s operating system.

See Trade Desk Privacy Policy


These advertising tracking cookies, provided by Criteo Corp., are used to enable retargeting of third-party-delivered advertisements that may be of interest to you as you browse the internet. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

See Criteo Privacy Policy


These cookies, provided by Clearspring Technologies, Inc., are used in conjunction with the AddThis Button to enable you to share our content through email, social networking sites, blogs and more.

See AddThis Privacy and Data Practices


These cookies, provided by ShareThis Inc., are used in conjunction with the ShareThis Button to enable you to share our content through email, social networking sites, blogs and more.

See ShareThis Privacy Policy

Matomo (prev. Piwik)

To track visitors, Matomo (Piwik) by default uses 1st party cookies, set on the domain of your website.

See Matomo Privacy Policy


Brightcove is a Video Player, by default, does not use any cookies. However, Brightcove supplied plugins and other third-party player plugins may use cookies. The cookies used by third-parties plugins are controlled by the third parties. Please check in with such third parties for a description of the cookies used in their plugins.

See Brightcove Privacy Policy

Google Maps

These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.

See Google Privacy Policy


Survey software used to enhance website experience based on user feedback.

See Confirmit Privacy Notice


Ratings and review widget allowing users to place and view reviews of books available on

See Yotpo Privacy Policy


These advertising tracking cookies are used to enable retargeting of third-party-delivered advertisements that may be of interest to you as you browse the internet.

See Baidu Privacy Statement


For webinars embeds the BrightTalk functiality for signing-up and attend webinars. Users can update/remove their webinar accounts at BrightTalk.

See BrightTalk Privacy Policy


Elsevier Connect functionality allowing user to interact with and comment on our stories.

See Disqus Privacy Policy


These advertising cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission.

We use the information collected via cookies to make your use of the website more enjoyable, to improve the functionality of the website, and tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you.

See Taboola Cookie Policy and Taboola Privacy Policy

ion Interactive

ion collects several cookie types to enhance site performance and can cater a personalized experience for visitors. Core fields data are collected to give the possibility of advanced features in the future and understanding the reach of the website. Personally Identifiable Information is deleted from ion, every 24 hours.

See ion Interactive Privacy Policy and Data Collection Core Fields


UX research solution which allows to generate qualitative and quantitative insights, based on user feedback. All study responses are provided on a voluntary basis.

See UserZoom Privacy Policy


Capterra uses cookies to help businesses that buy ads from Capterra determine how many people who click their ads end up purchasing their products. The conversion tracking cookie is set on your browser only when you click an ad delivered by Capterra.

See Capterra Privacy Policy


Outbrain offers a content marketing service that aims to present users to content that they are interested in, based on their behaviour and preference. The pixel we've added helps with attribution and overall performance.

See Outbrain Privacy Policy


We use a LeadBoxer tracking pixel. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in a web page to enable log file recording and log file analysis to subsequently perform a statistical analysis. LeadBoxer also sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The setting of the cookie enables us to analyze the usage of our website.

Using the data obtained, usage profiles are created. The usage profiles are used for the purpose of analyzing visitor behavior and enabling an improvement of our Internet offer. Data collected through the LeadBoxer component are not used to identify the data subject without first obtaining a separate and explicit consent from the data subject. These data will not be merged with personal data or with other data which contains the same usage profile.

See LeadBoxer Privacy Policy


These cookies provided by Bing are used by the advertiser to promote their business online. To more effectively market their product or service, this advertiser uses a small text file known as a cookie to record the completion of your transaction. Bing Ads wants to assure you that any information that is gathered will remain anonymous and cannot be used to identify you.

See Microsoft Bing Ads privacy policy

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    • Please note that during your visits to this website you may notice some cookies that are external to this list.
    • The above cookies are embedded on and may be presented with cookies from these websites and these third-party cookies may track your use of the website. does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.

How to refuse the use of cookies

You can prevent your browser from accepting certain cookies, have the browser require your consent before a new cookie is placed in your browser, or block cookies altogether by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser privacy preferences menu. To avoid receiving cookies on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to its user manual. For information on how to opt-out of cookies set by our suppliers, please visit the applicable links listed in the table above.

The links below will help you find the settings for some common browsers:

Last revised: 23 May 2018