Cookies

COOKIES

Some of the features on this website entail the use of “cookies”. Cookies enable us to provide a good user experience to visitors of our website and to enable certain functionality on our website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are stored on the computer or mobile devices. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful since they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Cookies have a lot of functions, such as enabling users to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and usually improve experience of the user. They can also help the users easily see content relevant to themselves and their field of interest.

In general, there are four different categories of cookies based on their use:

  • Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies – (used by this site: Yes)
  • Category 2: Performance cookies – (used by this site: Yes)
  • Category 3: Functionality cookies – (used by this site: Yes)
  • Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies – (used by this site: No)
 

Strictly necessary

These cookies are necessary to allow you to navigate the website and use its features, like accessing secure areas of the website; if you do not permit use of these cookies, some of the functions of our website may not work suitably and you may not benefit from our services properly.

Performance

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor: all information these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. The information is only used to improve how the website works.

Functionality

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features (for example, remembering changes you have made to text size and fonts). These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting or Advertising

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons and other tracking technology to monitor your visits to both our website and other websites. They monitor your online behaviour and identify website usage, helping advertisers show you advertising and content that is more relevant to you.

Some examples of what Targeting and Advertising Cookies do:

  • Provide advertisers with information about your visit to our websites so they can show you advertising that is relevant to you.
  • Limit the number of times you see an advertisement.
  • Help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

Any of these cookies do not store personally identifiable information. These third parties will have their own privacy policies and they may be different from ours.

Use of Third Party Cookies

Some cookies are set by our website (known as First Party Cookies) and others are set by third parties (known as Third Party Cookies) who’s services this website may use. Example: When we embed media (like video) from third parties in our website or use a Language Translation tool. If you would like to find out about the cookie policies of third parties, please visit their websites for more information.

We make use of Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited. You can read more about Google’s privacy policy on their privacy policy page. Google also provides a browser add-on that allows you to opt out of Google Analytics across all websites.