Last Updated: May 21, 2018
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or refrain from using this Website.
1. What are Cookies?
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on the browser on
your computer’s hard disk so that the website can recognize you when you revisit and remember certain
information about you. This can include which pages you have visited, choices you have made from menus, any
specific information you have entered into forms, and the time and date of your visit.
2. Types of Cookies
There are two main types of cookies:
- Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave the
site. Session cookies allow the website to recognize you as you navigate between pages during a single browser
session and allow you to use the website most efficiently. For example, session cookies enable a website to
remember that a user has placed items in an online shopping basket.
- Persistent cookies: in contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on your equipment between browsing
sessions until expiry or deletion. They therefore enable the website to “recognize” you on your return,
remember your preferences, and tailor services to you.
In addition to session and persistent cookies, there may be other cookies that are set by the website that you
have chosen to visit, such as this Website, to provide us or third parties with information.
We currently use, and may use in the future, the following types of cookies on this Website:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example,
cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website, use a shopping cart, or make use of e-billing
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website
when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that
users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to the Website. This enables us to personalize our content
for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed.
We will use this information to make the Website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your
interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
improve your user experience when using our website, e.g., a cookie that recognizes if your browser supports
specific technology features. This helps, for example, in enabling web pages to be loaded more quickly when you
request the download of a large file.
third parties. An example of this is Google Analytics. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance
cookies or targeting cookies. Please check the relevant third-party website for more information about their use
of cookies. Where this Website allows those cookies to be set or you access other websites from this Website
policy, which may differ from ours.
As with first-party cookies, you are able to block third-party cookies through your browser settings.
Some of our cookies may collect and store your personal information, such as your name or email address. We are
committed to respect and protecting your privacy and will ensure that all personal information collected by us
4. Refusing Cookies on this Website
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you
wish, generally through changing your Internet software browsing settings. It may also be possible to configure
your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about
to be stored on your computer enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie. To manage your use
of cookies there are various resources available to you, for example the “Help” section on your browser may
assist you or you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You can also disable or delete the stored data used by technology similar to cookies, such as Local Shared
Objects or Flash cookies, by managing your browser’s “add-on settings” or visiting the website of its
manufacturer. As our cookies allow you to access some of the Website’s essential features we recommend that you
leave cookies enabled, otherwise, if cookies are disabled, it may mean that you experience reduced functionality
or will be prevented from using this Website altogether.