What are cookies and why do we use them?
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, eg remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.
We may employ these technologies as offered from marketing partners, third party sites and social media platforms to measure the efficiency of our marketing campaigns. We use these technologies to compile statistics about visitors who interact with our website and to measure the effectiveness of our ads, and to provide more relevant information to our visitors.
In order to manage our website websites properly we also log information on our operational systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains, browser types, and IP addresses. Statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmasters. We gather this information so that our website presents the best web experience for visitors. Anonymous log information is also an effective information resource.
How can I control cookies?
You can use your web browser to:
- delete all cookies;
- block all cookies;
- allow all cookies;
- block third-party cookies;
- clear all cookies when you close the browser;
- 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.
The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use four types of cookies on our website:
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies make it possible for you to move around the website and use its features. They are deleted when you close your browser. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site.
Performance or Analytical Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website. For example, we use Google Analytics to create anonymized usage statistics for our website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
For more information about Google Analytics, and the cookies it sets, please visit:
Functional Cookies: These cookies allow us to provide website functionality. For example, we may use functional cookies to remember choices you make (such as choice of language or mobile device preferences) when you return to our website.
Cookies used on our website
The table below lists the cookies that we currently use on our website.
|Google Analytics||_ga||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits our website, a new _ga cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our website and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.||Analytics||2 years from set/update|
|Google Analytics||_gat||This cookie is set to allow us to track individual visitors and their use of the site. It is set when you first visit the site and updated on subsequent visits. We do not use Google Analytics to collect personal information, other than IP address, from our visitors.||Analytics||24 hours from set/update|
|Google Analytics||_gid||Stores a unique user session identifier||Analytics||At end of session|
|DoubleClick||IDE||This cookie is set to serve targeted advertisements that are relevant to users across the web. Targeted advertisements may be displayed to users based on previous visits to a website. These cookies measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user.||Advertising||2 years from set/update|
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