Cookies are tiny data files that are placed on your device when you browse websites or use online services or apps. They are used to remember your preferences and record your activities on our website so that we can provide a personalized experience. They are also used to determine where improvements can be made to the website.
Our website uses session cookies and persistent cookies:
Session cookies: These cookies are only functional when you are browsing the website, and are deleted from your computer or device when the browsing session ends. We use them to gather data about your actions on our website.
Persistent cookies: These are permanent cookies that expire after a predefined period of time. They gather information about your preferences so that you can enjoy a personalized browsing experience on later visits to the website.
Our website makes use of the following cookies for the reasons specified:
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are essential to ensure the proper operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that allow you to log in to our website and to make use of the various functions of our website.
Analytical/performance cookies: These are cookies that enable us to collect information about your use of our website. We use this information to enhance your experience, for example, by ensuring that you are finding relevant content.
Functionality cookies: These are cookies that are used to remember your personalized data, such as your username and preferences, so that you do not have to keep making those choices on every visit.
Advertising cookies: These cookies (also known as 'targeting' cookies) gather data concerning the number of visits you make to our website, the number of pages you view while there, and which links you click on. This data is used to offer relevant advertising and measure the efficacy of our ad campaigns.
Third parties may also set cookies when you visit our website. These third-party cookies may collect information about your device and your usage patterns. We do not have any control of these cookies.
There several of ways to exercise your choice regarding cookies. Browsers provide the ability to clear cookies from your computer/device in the settings options. Doing so may render some website functions unusable, however.