Cookie Policy

COOKIES POLICY

 

Cookies or similar storing technologies may be under use when you visit our sites, services, applications, or tools. This will further provide you with a faster and safer website experience. This webpage is used to help you understand such technologies and our use of them. Below you will find a summary of the key things you should know about cookies.

 

What cookies do we use and why?

Some cookies are necessary to allow you to browse our website, use its features, and access secure areas. The use of these cookies is essential for the website to work. For example, we use user-input cookies for the duration of a session to keep track of a user’s input when filling in forms that span several pages.

 

Our cookies and similar technologies provide various functions, they help to improve performance, improve the functionality of our services, provide extra functionalities, or help us to serve you relevant and/or targeted ads. We use cookies only on your device as long as you keep your browser active. Cookies and similar technologies are in use and remain in use for a longer more persistent period. You are not obligated to keep such technologies active and are free to block, delete, or disable. Managing your cookies and preferences may be done so under your browser/device settings.

 

To ensure only we have access to cookie data, a unique identifier is set in place to prevent any unauthorised use/access to your cookies or technologies of the like.

 

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What are cookies and similar technologies?

 

Such technologies are essentially small data files on many of your technological devices including computer, mobile phone, tablet, or other devices. These allow us to record information whenever you interact or visit our site or services. The types of cookies and similar technologies may interchange and in order to help your understanding of this policy, we have provided such terminology below:

 

·         Cookies – Small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) stored in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognise a device or browser. There are several types of cookies:

 

·         Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that browser session.

 

·         Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.

 

·         First-party cookies are set by the site you are visiting.

 

·         Third-party cookies are set by a third party site separate from the site you are visiting.

 

Cookies can be disabled or removed by most commercial browsers. The preferences for each individual browser will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality.

 

·         Similar technologies – Technologies that store information in your browser or device utilising local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies and other web application software methods. These technologies can operate across all of your browsers, and in some instances may not be fully managed by your browser and may require management directly through your installed applications or device. We do not use these technologies for storing information to target advertising to you on or off our sites.

 

We may use the terms "cookies" or "similar technologies" interchangeably in our policies to refer to all technologies that we may use to store data in your browser or device or that collect information or help us identify you in the manner described above.

 

Your choice and our use of cookies and similar technologies

 

We offer certain site features, services, applications and tools that are available only through the use of these technologies. You are always free to block, delete or disable these technologies if your browser, installed application or device so permits. However, if you decline cookies or other similar technologies, you may not be able to take advantage of certain site features, services, applications or tools. You may also be required to re-enter your password more frequently during your browsing session. For more information on how you can block, delete or disable these technologies, please review your browser or device settings.

 

Generally, these technologies allow our sites, services, applications and tools to store relevant information in your browser or device and later read that information in order to identify you to our servers or internal systems. Where applicable, we protect our cookies and other similar technologies to help ensure that only we and/or our authorised service providers can interpret them by assigning them a unique identifier that is designed for interpretation only by us. We do not store any of your personal information on any of our cookies or other similar technologies.

 

Any personal information that we collect and store through use of these technologies is first obtained through notice and consent: We obtain your consent by providing you with transparent notice of use of the technologies and providing you with the opportunity to make a choice to disable these technologies as set forth above.

 

Our uses of such technologies fall into the following general categories:

 

1.    Operationally Necessary. We may use cookies or other similar technologies that are necessary to the operation of our sites, services, applications and tools. This includes technologies that allow you access to our sites, services, applications and tools, that are required to identify irregular site behaviour, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security, or that allow you to make use of our functions such as shopping carts, saved search or similar functions;

 

2.    Performance-Related. We may use cookies or other similar technologies to assess the performance of our websites, applications, services and tools, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use our websites, determine if you have interacted with our messaging, determine whether you have viewed an item or link, or to improve our website content, applications, services or tools;

 

3.    Functionality-Related. We may use cookies or other similar technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our sites, services, applications or tools. This may include identifying you when you sign into our sites or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests or past items viewed so that we may enhance the presentation of content on our sites;

 

4.    Advertising or Targeting-Related. We may use first-party or third-party cookies to deliver content, including relevant ads, on our sites or on third party sites. This includes using technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements and content that have been delivered to you, such as whether you have clicked on an advertisement.

 

If you would like to opt-out of all other types of technologies we employ on our sites, services, applications, or tools, you may do so by blocking, deleting, or disabling them as your browser or device permits.

 

Use of these technologies by authorised third-party service providers

 

We may work with third-party companies, commonly known as service providers, who are authorised to place third-party cookies or similar technologies for storing information on our sites or in our services, applications and tools with our permission. These service providers help us to provide you with a better, faster and safer experience.

 

These service providers may use these technologies to help us deliver our own content and advertising, and compile anonymous site metrics and analytics. We do not permit any of these service providers to collect any of your personal information on our sites or in our services, applications or tools for their own purposes. These service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions on their use or collection of any personal information. Third-party cookies are covered by the third parties' privacy policy.

 

How long will cookies remain on my computer or mobile device?

The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device. See the section below on how to control cookies for more information on removing them before they expire.

 

How to control cookies?

You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible.

 

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as: www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Many of the third party advertising and other tracking services listed above offer you the opportunity to opt out of their tracking systems. You can read more about the information they collect and how to opt out through the privacy policy links listed above.