Last updated: 21 June 2023
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
We refer to cookies created by us as “first party cookies”. We refer to cookies that we set on our website but that are created by parties other than us as “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like interactive content and analytics). The parties that provide these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
In addition to the party which sets the cookie, the duration of the cookie's retention in your browser can help define its purpose. Session cookies are cookies which are stored on your device for the duration of the browser session. When you close your browser, the session cookies are cleared. Persistent cookies are stored either until you manually delete them or until your browser deletes them based on the duration set within the persistent cookie file.
We use both first and third party cookies for several reasons. First, let's look at the broad categories of first and third party cookies in use on our sites:
Electronic devices and software applications on these devices may offer you tools to opt out of or block advertisements on the device or in specific applications. Consult the help documentation and settings specific to your devices and applications to learn more about your options. You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can withdraw your consent at any time for any cookies or other tracking technologies we use by deleting them from your device. Should you choose to remove or block cookies, some website functionality may become unavailable or unreliable.
Other than the cookies listed above, we have also implemented the following tracking technologies within certain parts of our Websites and emails we send you.
Our website uses local and session storage to temporarily store information to improve user experience while interacting with the website.