What are cookies?
A Cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website and Service. The Cookie will collect information relating to Your use of our Site, information about Your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our Site and Service via a link from a third party site, the URL of the linking page.
What are the different types of cookies and how do we use them?
Essential – These are Cookies which are essential for the running of our Site and Service. Without these Cookies, parts of our Site and Service would not function. These Cookies do not track where You have been on the internet and do not gather information about You that could be used for marketing purposes.
Examples of how we may use essential Cookies include:
- Setting unique identifiers for each unique visitor, so that Site numbers can be analyzed.
Functional – These Cookies are used to remember Your preferences on our Site and Service and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these Cookies is usually anonymized, so we cannot identify You personally. Functional Cookies do not track Your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising.
Examples of how we may use functional Cookies include:
- Gathering data about visits to our Site and Service, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where visitors have come from.
- For registered users, eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details.
Analytical Performance – Analytical performance Cookies are used to monitor the performance of our Site, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users our Site and Service has. We use this information to improve user experience or identify areas of the Site and Service which may require maintenance. The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify You and does not contain personal information such as Your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes.
Examples of how we may use analytical Cookies include:
- Measuring users’ behavior.
- Analyzing which pages are viewed and how long for and which links are followed to better develop our Site and Service.
Third Party Cookies – You may notice on some pages of our Site and Service that Cookies have been set that are not related to us. When You visit a page with content embedded from third party service providers, for example, these third party service providers may set their own Cookies on Your device. We do not control the use of these third party Cookies and cannot access them due to the way that Cookies work, as Cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these Cookies.
How can you manage or opt out of cookies?
Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control Cookies. In some cases, You can choose to accept Cookies from the primary site that You were visiting when the Cookie(s) were set, but block them from third parties. In other cases, You can clear out all Cookies. Deleting or blocking Cookies on Your device may reduce functionality of the Site and the Service. To learn more about how to delete or reject Cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If You experience any problems with deleted Cookies, you should contact the supplier of Your web browser.
Opting out of Analytical Performance Cookies
If You would like to opt out of our third party Analytics Cookies, please do so by following the link below:
Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Opting out of Third Party Cookies
If you would like to disable Cookies placed by third party service providers or other third parties, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” Cookie that will stop any further Cookies being written to your machine.
Further information and contact details
If you have any questions about or if you would like more information on the Cookies that we use and their purposes, please contact us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section.