What’s a cookie?
•A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on your computer by this and other websites you visit. Cookies allow websites to function properly, as well as provide information to the website owner, which allows them to monitor website performance, usage statistics, improve the user experience. Cookies are also used for advertising and marketing purposes.
•Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
To manage/delete cookies in your browser:
If you use a browser not mentioned above, visit your browser developer’s website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
You can also use privacy/security browser extensions such as Ghostery
•Cookies are either:
– Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
– Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
– Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and/or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
– Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
– Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
We use analytics cookies to analyse how visitors use our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as content, products and/or services in response to what you might need or want.
We use marketing cookies to help us reach the audience that might be interested in our content and offers and to analyse the results of our marketing campaigns.
“Do not track” browser option
… is an option in your browser that allows you to opt out from being tracked by websites for any purpose. You can find more info, including how to set it up in your browser here: