What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. A cookie will allow a website to recognize a user’s device
A cookie will contain the name of the internet location (the domain) from which the cookie has come and the lifetime of the cookie (a cookie will usually expire after a certain period of time).
Four types of cookies are used on this website:
- Performance cookies;
- Marketing cookies;
- Strictly necessary cookies; and
- Functionality cookies.
We use these cookies to improve user experience on our website, evaluate the performance of our content, and fix technical issues or errors on pages or web forms. We use performance and analytics tools, including those from third parties, such as Google Analytics. These cookies can not, however, be used to identify a user and are used to generate aggregate data.
We use these as part of our marketing initiatives. These cookies collect information about yourbrowsing habits (e.g. which source a particular visit is coming from) and inferred interests inorder to make advertising more relevant to you. They are also used to limit the number of timesyou see an advert, as well as to measure the effectiveness and performance of an advertisingcampaign. Some of these cookies are placed by our third-party advertising networks. Theyremember the other websites that you visit and this information is shared with third-partyorganisations, for example advertisers.
Strictly necessary cookies
We use these cookies to enable you to browse our website and use its features. The informationcollected by these cookies relate to the operation of our website; for example, to authenticate yousecurely onto our Website and to verify that you are still connected to our website in order to keepyour session stable until you sign out.
We use these cookies on our Website to remember choices you make and your personalpreferences such as log in details in order to improve the user experience, for example byavoiding you having to re-enter these details on each visit to our website.
Use of web beacons
Some of our web pages may contain web beacons which allow us to count users who have visitedthese pages. Web beacons collect only limited information including a cookie number, time and dateof a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. These beacons do notcarry any personally identifiable information and are used to track the effectiveness of a particularmarketing campaign.
How long will the cookies remain?
Single session cookie is a temporary cookie which remains in the cookie file of your browser untilyou close the browser.
All other cookies will remain in the cookie file of your browser after the closing of the browser and will become active again when you reopen the website. These cookies have different expiration dates. Following the expiry of a cookie, a new version of that cookie will be downloaded when you next visit the website unless you have withdrawn your consent in the meantime.
How do I turn off cookies?
You do not have to accept cookies, but if you opt to turn off or delete cookies generated via our website, it may not perform as it has been designed to, possibly reducing the functionality on our website, the options available to you, as well as the performance of our website during your visit. Allmodern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.
If you would like to find out more information about the usage of cookies on the internet, please seethe following links: www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu which gives informationabout privacy issues around internet advertising.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.