Definition of “Cookies”
Cookies are small text files that store information on web browsers. Cookies are widely used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones, and other devices. We also use other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, including web beacons and pixel tags, for similar purposes. In this Cookie Statement, we refer to all these technologies as “cookies.”
Strictly Necessary (Essential) Cookies
These cookies are essential for the functionality of our websites and cannot be switched off in our system. 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, if they are blocked some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. Generally, these are session cookies that expire on closing the browser but not always.
Performance and Functionality Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our websites and services and allows us to remember the choices made by the user while browsing. They also provide information on pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. This allows us measure and optimize the performance of our sites. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and not personally identifiable.
Analytics and customization cookies
These cookies collect information we use in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites, applications and services are being used and how effective our marketing campaigns are, and to help us customize our websites. If you disable or opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites, applications and services, and it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you.
To view an overview of the privacy of your Google Analytics cookies please go here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
You may install a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by going here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Changing your cookie settings
Please note that internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
Opting Out of Cookies
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings. For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.
If you choose to reject cookies, as noted above, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites and services.