What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit a website.

Cookies can be permanent ('persistent') which remain on your computer until you delete them. Cookies can also be temporary ('session cookies') which remain on your computer until you close your browser. Cookies can also be first-party cookies which are those set by SIGTTO on this site, or third-party cookies which are set by third parties authorized by SIGTTO to do so.

The cookies we use on our website can be categorized as follows:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to operate our site. This includes technologies that allow you access to our site, identify irregular site behaviour, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security or allow you to make use of the site’s functions. In short, without these cookies our website won’t work properly or won’t be able to provide certain features and functionalities.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about your visits to the site. They help us understand the manner in which you browse the site, if you have interacted with our messaging, determine whether you have viewed an item or link, or to improve our website content, applications, services, or tools.

Functionality-related cookies

We may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our sites, services, applications or tools. This may include identifying you when you sign into our sites or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests or past items viewed so that we may enhance the presentation of content on our sites.

Other third-party cookies

On some pages of our website we may display content from services such as Twitter. Please note that we do not control any cookies which are used by these services and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these cookies.

How to manage and remove cookies?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. If you want to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been placed on your device and how to manage and/or delete them, please visit: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies Used On This Site

Cookie Name Expires Purpose
SIGTTO Cookies acceptSigttoCookies 1 Year This cookie is set by the user dismissing the cookie banner.
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga
2 Years
1 Day
1 Minute
These cookies 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. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
YouTube cookies GPS
20 Minutes
6 Months
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Azure ARRAffinity Session This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.
Read Microsoft's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.