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Fri, 22 Mar 2019
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What are cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or tablet or mobile device, if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Website or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Website more useful to you.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies are stored in your browser for not more than thirty (30) days.

Types of Cookies

Account-Related Cookies

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

Log-In Related Cookies

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Email Newsletters Related Cookies

This Website offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

Forms Related Cookies

When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this Website we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this Website runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Functionality Cookies

We use cookies that will remember your choices; it gives you choices the moment you login again into our system

Performance Cookies

These cookies help us enhance and improve the performance of our Website

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. Third parties include search engines, providers of measurement and analytics services, social media networks, and advertising companies. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

We use Google Analytics service provided by Google Inc. which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the Website and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the Website and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

Although Google Analytics records data such as geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you, but Google Analytics do not grant us access to this information. They also help identify any difficulties you have accessing our services, so we can fix any problems.

Google’s GDPR compliant Privacy Policy, which contains information on cookies, can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this Website that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter will set cookies through our Website which may be used to enhance your profile on their sites or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. You should make sure you are aware of how third parties will use cookies by checking the third party’s cookie policy.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

The cookies used on this Website include those which are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies) and remember your choices (functionality cookies).

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies help us improve the way our websites work by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily). These track information about visits to the websites so that we can make improvement and report our performance.

Preferences Cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this Website we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this Website runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Essential Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to make advertising more relevant to you. They prevent the same ad from continuously reappearing on our website and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Social Networking Cookies

These cookies are used to make advertising more relevant to you. They prevent the same ad from continuously reappearing on our website and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. Third parties include search engines, providers of measurement and analytics services, social media networks, and advertising companies. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

• Google Analytics

• Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)

• Google Chrome

• Mozilla Firefox

• Safari browser

• Android browser

• Internet Explorer

Persistent Cookies

A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).

Session Cookies

We use Session Cookies to operate our Service. A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies are stored in your browser for not more than thirty (30) days.

Managing Cookies

You can restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites by changing your internet browser settings (see your browser Help for how to do this). You can learn how to manage cookies on your web browser by following the Browser Cookies Guide https://privacypolicies.com/blog/browser-cookies-guide/.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on our Website (log on, access content, use search functions).

If you delete cookies relating to this Website, we will not remember things about your visit, including your cookie preferences and you will be treated as a first-time visitor next time you visit the Website.

Opting out of cookies does not otherwise limit the collection of personal information described elsewhere in our Privacy Policy.

What are your choices regarding Cookies?

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this Website. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Where can you find more information about Cookies?

You can learn more about cookies at the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies and the following third-party websites:

• All about Cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

• Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/