Effective date: November 25, 2014
What are cookeis?
Cookies, web beacons and similar technologies are small text files placed in your computer, tablet, mobile or other device. They may collect information such as your device identifier (e.g., IDFA) or IP address. This information may be used to recognise when your device visits a particular website or clicks on a particular link or website or when you open emails we send you or links in them.
Cookie technology is customarily used to gather statistical information and to analyse trends of use or access to a website. Typically, the information generated by using cookie technology does not and cannot be used to identify you as an individual, just the device you are using.
More information about cookies and how you can manage them can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.
Cookies, web beacons and similar technologies allow us to better understand the usage and traffic pattern of visitors and use on our website and to enable certain functionality on our services. Cookies also help us make your experience on our website more efficient and more enjoyable.
Which cookies do we use?
The cookies, web beacons and similar technologies that are used in connection with our website can be categorised as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies enable services that you have specifically requested from us. We use a number of cookies which are essential to the operation of certain services available via our website. For example, certain cookies enable you to log into certain areas of our website or help ensure the content of the pages you request loads quickly. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for cannot be properly provided. We want you to understand these necessary cookies and why we use them; but, we do not need to get your consent to use them on our website as we use these cookies only to provide you with services that you have requested.
Functionality cookies allow our website to remember choices you make while on our website such as:
- Remembering your settings;
- Remembering if you have reacted to something on our website so you are not asked to do it again;
- Remembering if you have been to our website before; and
- Remembering your location.
The aim of functionality cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience so that you do not have to reset your preferences each time you visit our website.
We may also use functionality cookies to enable you to comment on an article or provide enhanced services such as enabling you to view a video on our website. You may disable any of these functionality cookies, but if you do so, then various functions of our website may be unavailable to you or may not work the way they were meant to work.
Performance analytics cookies
Performance analytics cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for example, which pages our visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages on those pages. Performance cookies do not collect information that identifies you as an individual; all information they collect is aggregated and anonymous. The information gathered is only used to improve how our website works.
No targeted advertising
- track users’ browsing habits on this website for the purpose of displaying targeted advertising; or
Third party cookies
Web beacons and pixels
We may also use web beacons, pixels or similar technology in our email communications with you to determine if an email has been opened and acted upon.
How you can manage or disable cookies
Please note that if you choose to disable and/or delete cookies, certain parts of our website may not work correctly or at all.