What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (computer, smartphone, or tablet) 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.
Cookies can be either "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your device for a set period of time specified in the cookie, while session cookies expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies can also be classified as "first-party" or "third-party" cookies. First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting, while third-party cookies are set by a third party (such as an advertising network) that is providing a service to that website.
What types of cookies do we use?
Our website uses the following types of cookies:
Necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functional cookies: These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (such as your language or location).
Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
How can I control cookies?
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your device, and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionalities may not work.
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. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.
If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.