What are cookies?
Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them or by other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping us understand how the Website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of cookies do we use?
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas.
- Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use the Website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how the Website works.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name or the region you’re in). The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organizations such as advertising partners. This means after you have been to our site you may see some advertisements about our services elsewhere on the Internet.
How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted. The Website uses both persistent and session cookies.
First and third party cookies
First party cookies are cookies that belong to us, while third party cookies are cookies that another party places on your browsing device through the Website. For example, Facebook will place a cookie on your browsing device if you click on the Facebook link when browsing the Website.
How to control and delete cookies through your browser
The browser you are using to view the Website can enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help," "Tools" or "Edit" feature). Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of the Website. Other parts of the Website may also not work properly. You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org