What is a cookie ?
A ‘cookie’ is a type of data file that is stored on your device when you visit a website or perform actions while visiting a website. A cookie file contains information that is transferred to your device’s memory which is recalled when you revisit our site, or when you perform certain actions on your device. Where we refer to a cookie in this policy, this incorporates similar tracking technologies.
Like most online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you and overall providing you with a better and improved user experience including helping to speed up your future interactions with our website.
When you first visit our website, we only use necessary cookies. This means that additional cookies (called “Optional Cookies” in this policy) won’t be used unless you agree to accept/enable all cookies, or select your own cookie preferences.
Optional cookies are used for analytical, performance, advanced functionality and advertising purposes. More information is set out in this policy. Optional cookies help us improve our website and we believe accepting all optional cookies provides you with the best user experience.
Cookies can be “First Party”, ie set by us, or “Third Party”, ie placed on your device by another organisation when you visit our website. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by an organisation providing a service to us or by our business partners, so that they can advertise products and services to you on our website and elsewhere on the internet. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access third-party cookies stored from other websites; nor can other organisations access the data in the cookies we use on our website.
How can I control my cookie preferences ?
You can select to accept/enable some or all of the optional cookies either within the settings of your own device or by selecting the option provided on our website.
Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the ‘Manage Your Consent’ tab below. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.
Your current state: Consent accepted. Manage your consent.
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 should expire when you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your device until they expire after a set period or are deleted.
For each of the cookies used on our website, you can see the duration they are held on your device by clicking on the ‘Manage Your Consent’ option and viewing Settings.
What types of cookies do we use ?
Necessary: Necessary cookies are required to enable the basic features of this site, such as providing secure log-in or adjusting your consent preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.
Functional: Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.
Analytics: Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics such as the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
Performance: Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
Advertisement: Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.
Others: Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.
The list below details the cookies used in our website.
If you cease to use our services, your personal data will be anonymised for statistical purposes shortly after you stop using our services.
How can I change my cookie preferences ?
Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the blue cookie icon on the bottom left screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.
You can also control your cookie preferences by clicking on the text link “Cookie Settings” directly below:
Manage cookie preferences
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.