Last Revised: 05/01/2022
1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering your user preferences).
Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Below we list the different types of cookies we may use through the Websites.
Essential Cookies. These cookies are essential to our Websites to enable you to move around it and to use its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, we may not be able to provide certain services or features and our Websites will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. We use session cookies for our essential cookies.
Performance and Analytics Cookies. Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analytics cookies, collect information about your use of the Websites and enable us to improve the way the Websites work. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Websites, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Websites, help us record any difficulties you have with the Websites and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.
Browsing and Functionality Cookies. In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make when using our Websites and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customising a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion, remembering your login details or language preference, and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog. All these features help us to improve your visit to and use of the Websites.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies. We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Websites and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on the Websites and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers.
4. HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?
You cannot decline essential cookies. However, you may refuse to accept non-essential cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse such cookies or by selecting “Decline” from our cookie banner. The cookie setting configuration for each browser is different. More information about managing cookies on different browsers can be found at the links provided below:
Cookie Management Link
Further information about the procedure to follow to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser providers’ website via your help screen. You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for more information. For more information particularly regarding about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can also visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Please be aware that if cookies are disabled (in particular the essential and functionality cookies), not all features of the Websites may operate as intended.