What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g., remembering your preferences and counting the number of people looking at a website.
- Analytical purposes: Analytical cookies allow us to recognize, measure and track visitors to our Site. This helps us to improve and develop the way our Site works, for example, by determining whether Site visitors can find information easily, or by identifying the aspects of the Site that are of the most interest to them.
- Google Analytics. This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Site is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
On behalf of the operator of this Site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Site, to compile reports on Site activity and to provide other services related to Site activity and internet usage to the Site operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged.
Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites that use this popular analytics product.
- Usage preferences: Some of the cookies on our Site are activated when visitors to our Site make a choice about their usage of the Site. Our Site then ‘remembers’ the settings preferences of the user concerned. This allows us to tailor aspects of the Site to the individual user.
- Session management: This type of cookie helps the website track internet usage. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted from your machine when your web browser closes.
- Functional purposes: Functional purpose cookies store information that is needed by our applications to process and operate. For example, where transactions or requests within an application involve multiple workflow stages, cookies are used to store the information from each stage temporarily, in order to facilitate completion of the overall transaction or request.
If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Site, you must stop using our Site or withdraw your consent as stipulated below.
Withdraw Your Consent
You may withdraw your consent at any time by adjusting your internet browser settings to delete all cookies. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some of your internet browser preferences every time you visit a website. Adjusting these settings may cause some services and functionalities not to work.
Amending Internet browser settings to disable cookies. You can configure your browser to: accept all cookies, reject all cookies, notify you when a cookie is set, delete cookies, open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.
Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits. In addition, a number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously.
Additional Information: You can visit the below websites for additional information on how you can control, block, and/or delete cookies.
- Internet Explorer cookies information
- Chrome cookies information
- Firefox cookies information
- Safari cookies information
- Opera cookies information
Internet Advertising Bureau: Produced by the internet advertising industry, Your Online Choices is an online guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy. The Internet Advertising Bureau website allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
Additional Information About “Do Not Track” Signals
For additional information concerning Do Not Track Signals, you can visit the links listed below.