What is a cookie
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. When you visit our site, strictly necessary cookies will be placed on your device. You can change the cookie settings that will be placed when you visit our website by changing the settings on your browser.
Types of cookies
Own and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is own or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. Own cookies are those set by the Website. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the Website. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies: these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
How to delete and block cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can also use your browser to delete cookies which have already been placed. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), or you deleted cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website.
You can change your cookie settings by your internet browsers, anytime.
How to withdraw consent
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.
When is your consent required
Strictly necessary cookies do not require your consent.
For performance, functionality, targeting and social media cookies, we request your consent before placing them on your device. You give your consent by continuing to use the Website, or by clicking on the appropriate button on the banner displayed to you. If you do not wish to give consent or wish to withdraw your consent to any performance, functionality, targeting or social media cookies at any time, you will need to delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings. Please note that disabling these cookies will affect the functionality of the Website and may prevent you from being able to access certain features on the Website.
Purpose of the cookies used
To find out about specific cookies we use on this site, please see below.
The cookies used on the Website are categorized as follows:
- strictly necessary
- social media
- commercial affiliate
‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies let you move around the Website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.
We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:
- identify you as being logged in to the Website and to authenticate you
- make sure you connect to the right service on the Website when we make any changes to the way it works
- for security purposes
If you prevent these cookies, we cannot guarantee how the Website or the security on the Website will perform during your visit.
‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use the Website – e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how the Website works, understand what interests our users have and measure how effective our content is.
We use performance cookies to perform:
- web analytics: provide anonymous statistics on how the Website is used
- error management: helps us improve the Website by measuring any errors that occur.
Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we do not allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
‘Functional’ cookies enable us to provide you with enhanced functionality and personalization. These cookies may be set by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
If you do not add these cookies then some of these services may not function properly.
‘Targeting’ cookies: we give users the option to share our stories on social networks such as Facebook. To deliver this service we link to a third party website called [AddThis]. If you use our share buttons, you will be directed to a website controlled by AddThis. We have no control over the cookies that AddThis sets when you use its services.
‘Social Media’ cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the Website to enable you to share our content with your peers or networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.
‘Commercial Affiliate‘ cookies allow the Website to display advertisements for third-party products or services. Ads can be displayed either as advertising links or as banners using various kinds of graphics. Clicks on the icons, links or banners on the Website are tracked by the third-party services, and are shared with the Website.
Some cookies may fulfill more than one of these purposes.
More information about cookies
Useful information about cookies can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
Zug, May 26, 2019.