What are cookies and why do we use them?
Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your browser if you agree. Most cookies contain a unique identifier called a cookie ID: a string of characters that websites and servers associate with the browser on which the cookie is stored. This allows us to distinguish your browser from other browsers, to recognize your browser by its unique cookie ID and to store information about your preferences on a particular website. This information may remain on your computer or other internet enabled device after your internet session finishes and you leave the website, but you can delete them using some browsers, manually or using system utilities. Most internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. We may share statistical information regarding cookies with third parties.
The cookies we use on our website last for different time periods depending on the use:
- Session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site; and
- Persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).
What cookies do we use?
The cookies we use fall into the following categories.
1. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies help us to run the website efficiently and allow access to features on the website.
2. Functional cookies
Functional cookies allow us to remember preferences and settings to improve a website visit.
3. Performance and analytical cookies
4. Targeted/ advertising cookies
5. Third-party cookies
During your visits to this website you may be delivered cookies by third-party websites. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. You should check the privacy policies of these third-party websites for more information about these.
How to manage cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to modify the cookie settings on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone or tablet you will need to refer to your device manual. If you’d like to opt out of advertising cookies, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website http://www.networkadvertising.org/.