What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain on your device until they expire or you delete them.
What cookies do we use and why?
Some of the cookies we use are essential for the website to function properly, while others are used to improve the performance and functionality of the website. Here are the types of cookies we use:
- Essential cookies These cookies are necessary for the website to function properly and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, such as logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the website may not function properly without them.
- Performance cookies These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources to measure and improve our website’s performance. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you visited our website and will be unable to monitor its performance.
- Functionality cookies 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.
- Targeting cookies These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. Those companies may use them to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
How to manage cookies
You can manage cookies through the settings of your browser. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, how to delete them and how to block them, visit www.aboutcookies.org
Please note that if you choose to disable or block cookies, some features of our website may not work correctly or as intended.
We may use third-party cookies on our website, such as Google Analytics, to help us analyze how it is used and improve its performance. These third-party cookies are subject to the privacy policies of their respective providers.