Privacy policy and cookies

Cookie Policy – What is a cookie? A cookie (cookie) is a small file containing a set of textual information that a website transfers from your browser to your computer’s hard drive, temporarily for the duration of your visit or sometimes for a longer period, depending on the type of cookie. “Cookies perform specific functions (including distinguishing you from other users of the same website or storing specific information about you, such as your preferences) and are used by most websites to facilitate your browsing experience. Each cookie is unique to the user’s web browser and contains some anonymous information. “A cookie usually contains the name of the domain it came from, the duration of the cookie, and a value (usually in the form of a randomly generated number).

Types of cookies The main types of cookies used by websites are described below: Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in the browser only for the duration of the user’s visit and are deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies: they remain in the browser’s cookie file even after the browser is closed, sometimes for a year or more (the exact duration depends on the ‘lifetime’ of the individual cookie). Persistent cookies are used when a website operator needs to know who you are during more than one browsing session (for example, to remember your username or website personalization preferences). First-party cookies: These are cookies placed in your browser and/or hard drive by the website you are visiting. This involves assigning a unique identity to the user in order to track his or her movements within the site. Website operators often use third-party cookies for session management and recognition. Third-party cookies: These are cookies used by third parties, such as social networks, to track users’ visits to the various sites where they advertise. The website operator has no control over third-party cookies.

“Cookies” on this website and how to manage them – Cookie Policy – On this website, we use the cookies described in the table below to facilitate your use of our website. You have the right to withdraw your consent to our use of these cookies at any time. Removing or refusing to use cookies on this website will not significantly affect its functionality. However, it may cause some difficulty in navigating the website and some functions may become unavailable. Also, disabling a cookie or category of cookies will not delete an existing cookie from your browser, so this must be done separately in your browser. For information, please consult the “Help” option of your browser. The table below provides information about cookies, some of which are used on this website, including how to disable them and the resulting impact on website functionality. For more information on how to manage a specific type of cookie, including how to control or delete them, visit

Google Analytics cookies Google Analytics cookies are analytical/performance cookies that allow us to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. These cookies can tell us the number of visitors to our site, the time and duration of their use of the site, and provide information about how visitors navigate the site. This information helps us improve the performance of our website. This information is anonymous and contains no personal data. The information collected by Google Analytics cookies on our website is transferred to and stored on Google’s servers in accordance with Google’s privacy policy. For more information about Google Analytics, please click on the following link (please note that this will take you to a different page from the UCB website): analytics/learn/ privacy.html Cookies on the front page Persistent and session cookies For more information, click here Users can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.go ge/gaoptout?hl =en=GB If you turn off these cookies, your use of the website will not be reported or used in the statistics we keep to improve our online services. This will not affect the functionality of the website.
YouTube cookies. YouTube may place cookies on your computer if you watch videos on our website embedded by YouTube. We have no control over these third-party cookies. To learn more about these cookies and how to manage them, please visit the website of the third party in question. Third-party cookies. 2 x session cookies 1 x persistent cookie: 10 years 1 x persistent cookie: 1 year You can block third-party cookies through your browser (see “Help” feature). The interactive YouTube feature may not be available. You may not be able to view a YouTube video on our website.
Social network cookies Third-party social networks may place cookies on your computer if you choose to share content from our website on another third-party website by clicking on one of the embedded “Share” buttons. We have no control over these third-party cookies. To learn more about these cookies and how to manage them, please visit the website of the third party in question. Third-party cookies Twitter: 1 x persistent cookie: 2 years Addthis: 1 x persistent cookie: 2 years Google: 1 x persistent cookie: 2 years 1 x persistent cookie: 6 months Facebook: not applicable “Third-party cookies” can be blocked via browser settings (see “Help” section). The interactive “Share” feature will not be available. You will not be able to share content from our website with a third-party site using the “Share” feature.

Cookie Policy – Security and identification cookies are automatically deleted when the browser session ends or are stored for a limited period of time to ensure uninterrupted use of the website. It should be noted that these cookies, like other types of cookies on the site, do not store the personal data entered.