Error screen on Cubase 13 elements launch

Hi all.
I’ve just embarked on an 60 day trial of Cubase 13 elements, upgrading from 12 elements.
So far, it’s running smoother than the 12 did on my windows PC. However, I’m getting this error screen coming up on launch. Can anyone share any ideas as to what is causing the issue, and how it can be remedied? Cheers

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It should not affect the functions of Cubase.

Maybe there is a firewall blocking the access to the webpage.

Thank you. I thought that might be the case, but 12 didn’t have that issue, so it didn’t occur to me that it might be a problem.
I’ll have to dive into my firewall settings.
But I have to say, 13 is very good so far. I can actually exit Cubase now without it crashing.