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 recognise a user’s device.
A cookie will contain the name of 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 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 from third parties, such as Google Analytics. These cookies cannot 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 your browsing habits (e.g. which source a particular visit is coming from) and inferred interests in order to make advertising more relevant to you. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert, as well as to measure the effectiveness and performance of an advertising campaign. Some of these cookies are placed by our third-party advertising networks. They remember the other websites that you visit and this information is shared with third-party organisations, for example advertisers.
Strictly necessary cookies
We use these cookies to enable you to browse our website and use its features. The information collected by these cookies relate to the operation of our Website, for example to authenticate you securely onto our Website and to verify that you are still connected to our Website in order to keep your session stable until you sign out.
We use these cookies on our website to remember choices you make and your personal preferences such as log in details in order to improve the user experience, for example by avoiding 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 visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are used to track the effectiveness of a particular marketing campaign.
How long will the cookies remain?
Single session cookie is a temporary cookie which remains in the cookie file of your browser until you 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 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. All modern 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 see the following links: www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu which gives information about privacy issues around internet advertising.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.