A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
We classify cookies we use in the following categories:
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the site and to provide certain features you have requested. For example, to log in to the website. For these cookies, we do not need your permission.
Functionality cookies. These cookies ensure that the website stores your choices (e.g. your user name, language and location) and offers enhanced and customised functions. For example, the site may store the changes in font size, font type and other parts of the website that are customisable and offer you requested services, such as viewing a video and putting up a comment to a blog. Data stored by these cookies may be anonymised and these cookies cannot keep track of your browser activities on other websites.
Performance and Analytics cookies. These cookies gather information on how you use the website. For example, which sites you visit most frequently and whether you are receiving error messages from them. These cookies do not compile information that would identify you. All data compiled by these cookies are aggregated and are therefore anonymous. These data are used only to enhance the site’s functionality.
Targeting (Marketing) cookies. These cookies are used to (1) deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests; (2) limit the number of times you see an advertisement; (3) help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign; and (4) understand people’s behavior after they view an advertisement. They are usually placed on behalf of advertising networks with the site operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a site and quite often they will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
You can opt-out of each cookie category (except mandatory cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button.
Within these four categories, cookies are classified as either session or persistent cookies. “Session” cookies are temporary and once you close the browser window, they are deleted from your device. “Persistent” cookies remain on your device for a longer period and are used by the website to recognize your device when you return.
Our website will set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
These cookies will be stored only if the user consents to the use of these cookies, by clicking the “Yes, I agree” button in the cookie pop-up banner when visiting our website.