What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files placed on your computer or other internet-enabled device that enable our features and functionality. They allow us to record information when you visit or interact with our websites, products, services, and our mobile applications (collectively, our “Services”). Other tracking technologies, such as web beacons and pixels work similarly to cookies, placing small data files on your device that monitor your Website activity.
What kinds of cookies and tracking technologies do we use?
Persistent and Session Cookies
We use two categories of cookies: Persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies are cookies that help us recognize you. They are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences and actions across multiple sites and on multiple visits. Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session, allowing us to link your actions during a particular browsing session.
We use first party Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics and do not collect any personal information that can be used to identify you. This helps us analyse data about website usage and improve our Services in order to tailor it to customer needs.
Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are cookies that are set by others, enabling the third party’s features or functionalities to be provided through the Website you are using. The third party setting these cookies can recognize your device both when it visits our Services and when it visits certain other websites or services. The service providers of third-party cookies have their own privacy policies, and may use their cookies to target advertising to you.
Strictly Necessary: These cookies and tracking technologies let you navigate our Services and use essential features. Without these technologies, we are unable to deliver core functionality of our Services, products and services to you.
Performance: These cookies and tracking technologies help us understand how customers and visitors interact with our Services. They provide us with information about areas of our Services visited, time spent on our Services and any error messages you receive, allowing us to improve the performance of our Services. They do not collect any information that could identify you.
Functional: These cookies and tracking technologies are used to provide certain services or to remember settings that will improve your visit, but are not essential to your use of our Services. They may include personal information that you have disclosed to us.
Social Media Cookies: These cookies are set by third parties, including Facebook and other social networks, and allow you to share what you’ve been doing on our Services on social media.
How can I control cookies?
Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings via the “options’ or “preferences” menu in your browser. Please note that if you set your browser to refuse or block all cookies, certain features or functionalities of our Services will be limited or unavailable to you.
Some internet browsers include the ability to transmit “do not track” signals. Because no industry standard has yet been developed with respect to “do not track,” our Services do not currently process or respond to such “do not track” signals.
You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site. For more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Further information about deleting and blocking cookies can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
How can I get further information?