What are cookies and what are they used for?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identifies your browser or device.
Cookies allow a site or service to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of cookies does this site use?
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Necessary,” “Functional,”, “Analytics” and “Marketing”. Our site routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below.
- Necessary Cookies - These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions. Necessary cookies are usually only set in response to actions made by you such as setting your privacy preferences, preferred language, or filling in forms.
- Functional Cookies - Functional cookies make it possible to save information that changes the way website appears or acts. These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
- Analytics Cookies - Analytical cookies are used to track visitors on the website and how they interact with it - how long are they staying, and what are they looking at, for example. They are essential in measuring the performance of a website and optimizing it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.
- Marketing Cookies - These cookies are used to track visitors across the website. The intention of the marketing cookies is to display relevant ads, that you might find more interesting and valuable. These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by third-party partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted from browser settings.
First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to this site, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for the website, for example, to help us understand how our service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.
How to control and delete cookies
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by following the link in the footer. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save settings’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
If you want to delete cookies please choose the “Help” menu on your browser to get full information about cookies and how to delete them from your system. If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies you can do it from the Settings menu on your browser. Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service and other parts of our Service may not work properly.