WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies transmit information about you and your use of our website, such as your browser type, search preferences, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
We use two types of cookies on our website: “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”.
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used to remember you during the course of your visit to the website, and they expire when you close the web browser.
Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within the website and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser. We use these cookies to analyse user behavior so that we can improve our website functionality for you. These cookies also allow us to serve you with targeted advertising and measure the effectiveness of our site functionality and advertising.
In addition, please note that we use third-party cookies from third-party service providers to help us analyse, execute and improve our advertising and marketing efforts to you.
WHAT KIND OF DATA DO OUR COOKIES COLLECT?
Data collected by our cookies are pseudonymous, and cannot be attributed to you or any other specific person without the use of additional information.
Data collected by our cookies are kept entirely separate – we do not combine the data collected, used and stored by our cookies with any other form of personal and identifiable data.
PURPOSES OF THE COOKIES
(i) Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website.
(ii) Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
(iii) Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
(iv) Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with our third-party service providers for this purpose.
HOW DO I MANAGE COOKIES?
You can choose to reject or block all or specific types of cookies set by virtue of your visit to our website by adjusting the cookie preferences on your browser.
Please refer to this website: http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies to learn how you can manage cookie preferences on your browser.