What are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files. When you visit a website, the website sends the cookie to your computer. Your computer stores it in a file located inside your web browser.
Cookies do not transfer viruses or malware to your computer. Because the data in a cookie does not change when it travels back and forth, it has no way to affect how your computer runs, but they act more like logs (i.e. they record user activity and remember stateful information) and they get updated every time you visit a website.
We may obtain information about you by accessing cookies, sent by our website. Different types of cookies keep track of different activities. For example, session cookies are used only when a person is actively navigating a website. Once you leave the website, the session cookie disappears. For a more detailed list of cookies we use, please read the relevant section below.
Why are Cookies Useful?
In addition, functional cookies, for example, are used to allow us to remember your preferences and identify you as a user, ensure your information is secure and operate more reliably and efficiently. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your email or member id every time you access our website, and recall your preferences, such as which language you wish to see when you log in.
Here is an overview of some of the functions our cookies provide us with:
- Verifying your identity and detecting the country you are currently visiting from
- Checking browser type and device
- Tracking which site the user was referred from
- Allowing third parties to customize content accordingly
Type of Cookies We Use
- Functional cookies: These cookies are essential for the running of our website. Without these cookies our websites would not function properly. These are saved temporarily as login information and expire once the browser is closed.
- Advertising/Targeting Cookies
Functionality cookies are used to enhance your experience of using our website. They remember the choices users make and provide a more personalised service. We also make use of tracking cookies for campaign purposes to measure the performance of marketing campaigns. We use this information and cookies to make advertising more relevant to you
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
The following tables identify the cookies we use on our site and explains the purpose of each cookie.
You can delete cookies any time you want by using the settings in your web browser. You can also choose to disable cookies from your web browser, but this would mean that our website and other websites may not function properly if you do this, and as a result you may not be able to sign in. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.
Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting
DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytic companies. This website does not currently respond to DNT requests.
If you have any specific questions or concerns about cookies, please contact [email protected]