Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device, such as a computer, phone or tablet, when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know whether the browsing device has visited the website before and can remember your preferences and settings for online services.
A cookie can be either a “first” or “third” party cookie, depending on whether the cookie is placed directly by the website that the user is visiting (“first party cookie”) or whether the cookies are set by a third-party entity through the website that the user is visiting (“third-party cookie”). The length of time that a cookie stays on your device will depend on whether the cookie is either a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device until the cookie expires or is deleted and they are activated each time that the user visits the website that placed the persistent cookie. Session cookies are created temporarily once a user opens a browser window and are deleted from your device once the browser is closed.
We set out information below about the following topics:
We use different types of cookies on our Websites for different purposes. Some cookies allow us to enable specific functions or to improve your navigation experience, while others allow us to analyze the way you interact with our Websites in order to improve them.
Strictly Necessary Cookies may include, for example, cookies that remember your preferences and settings; cookies that remember certain information that you enter through the Websites; or cookies that allow the Website to function properly. Strictly Necessary Cookies 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 Websites may not function properly as a result.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Websites. They also help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Websites. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Websites and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Cookies of this category may be set on our websites and are used to display personalized content to you that is believed to be in line with your interests. They are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. For example, these cookies help us to provide information to you that is especially relevant to you.
When you visit our Websites you will be presented with a banner that offers you a choice about whether to accept all cookies or manage your cookie preferences through the Cookie Settings link. Through the Cookies Settings link you may select your preferences to accept or reject different types of cookies, with the exception of those cookies which are strictly necessary for the function of the Websites.
If at any time you would like to change your Cookie Settings, click here to access the Cookie Settings and manage your cookie preferences.
Please note that if you choose to not receive cookies through your browser or device at any time, the Websites may not function properly and certain services on the Websites may not be available to you. Each browser and devise is different, so check the settings menu of your browser or device to determine how to change your cookies settings.
Last Updated: November 26, 2020