What are cookies?
Cookies are bits of texts or small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive or mobile device when you visit certain websites or applications for record keeping purposes. Reference to “cookies” means software or technology that can collect, transmit or recognize information about your visits to our Website. “Cookie” information typically includes data such as your type of internet browser, screen resolution, operating system software and other technical data related to your visit and/or use of the Website. Cookies may also record the manner that you use our Website, the pages you visit and your preferences for features and functions.
How to delete and block our cookies
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website.
Changing your cookie settings
Please note that internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. In order to understand how to change your cookie settings, use the “help” option in your internet browser or visit the relevant pages on cookie settings in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
Can I withdraw my consent?
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.
What cookies do we use and why?
The cookies we use or might use are categorised as follows:
- Essential cookies
- Performance and analytics cookies
- Functionality cookies
- Advertising cookies
- Social networking cookies
Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. These cookies help you to move around and use all the essential features of the Website. Without these cookies, the Website would not work properly.
Analytical or performance cookies. We want to make your experience on the Website as smooth and as enjoyable as possible. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These cookies cannot identify you personally; rather they provide us with anonymous information to help us understand which parts of the Website interest our visitors and if they experience any errors. We use these cookies to test different designs and features for our Website and we also use them to help us monitor how our visitors reach our Website and how effective our advertising is.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Some functionality cookies are essential if you want to view videos and maps on our Website.
Targeting and advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. These cookies help ensure that the advertisements you see are as relevant to you as possible. For example, some advertising cookies help select advertisements that are based on your interests. Others help prevent the same advertisement from continuously reappearing for you.
The Website uses Google Analytics, a web-based analytics tool that tracks and reports on the manner in which websites are used to help their improvement. Google Analytics does this by placing small text files called ‘cookies’ on your device. The information that the cookies collect, such as the number of visitors, the pages visited and the length of time spent, is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Please also see “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”, (located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).
Google Analytics Opt-Out
If you want to opt-out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser. For more information, click here:
Google’s Analytics Help Pages https://support.google.com/analytics/?hl=en#topic=10737980
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