What is a Cookie
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
- Assisting you in navigation;
- Assisting in registration to our events, login, and your ability to provide feedback;
- Analyzing your use of our products, services or applications;
- Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts. (including behavioral advertising)
We classify cookies we use in the following categories:
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the site and to provide certain features you have requested. For example, to save products that you have put into your shopping cart. For these cookies, we do not need your permission.
Performance and Analytics cookies. These cookies gather information on how you use the website. For example, which sites you visit most frequently and whether you are receiving error messages from them. These cookies do not compile information that would identify you. All data compiled by these cookies are aggregated and are therefore anonymous. These data are used only to enhance the site’s functionality.
Targeting (Marketing) cookies. These cookies are used to (1) deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests; (2) limit the number of times you see an advertisement; (3) help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign; and (4) understand people’s behavior after they view an advertisement. They are usually placed on behalf of advertising networks with the site operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a site and quite often they will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
You can opt-out of each cookie category (except mandatory cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button.
Within these four categories, cookies are classified as either session or persistent cookies. “Session” cookies are temporary and once you close the browser window, they are deleted from your device. “Persistent” cookies remain on your device for a longer period and are used by the website to recognize your device when you return.
List of cookies we use:
Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our web sites:
|Purpose||Description||Type & Expiry|
|Performance (i.e. User’s Browser)||Our web sites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content).||Session|
|Security (e.g. Asp .NET) Cookies||If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that your device is logged for the duration of your visit. You will need your username and password to access the restricted areas.||Session|
|Site Preferences||Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g. language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g. by personalizing a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.||Session Deleted upon closing the browser|
|Analytical||We use several third party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on our site for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web sites. For further details on our use of Google Analytics, see below||Persistent Deleted automatically after 2 years if you no longer visit the site|
Our website will set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.