We collect information from your visits to our websites and your use of our Services to help us gather statistics about usage and effectiveness, personalise your experience, tailor our interactions with you, and improve our Services. We do so through the use of various technologies, including scripts, tags, web beacons, and cookies.
By continuing to use this website, you agree that we can use, store and access cookies and other similar technology on your device as described below.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information that a website can send to your computer (or device) when you visit a website, that allows a website to recognise your computer (or device).
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
We record and store details of the web pages visited so that we can generate usage statistics.
What types of cookies may be used?
First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and can only be read by us.
Session (transient) Cookies.
Session cookies are used to store information about user page activities to help you navigate through the website efficiently, keeping track of your progression from page to page so that you are not asked for information you have already provided during the current visit, or information needed to be able to complete a transaction. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted from your device once you close your web browser. You will need to log back in (if a log in is required) or select your preferences again if a website uses these features.
Persistent (permanent or stored) Cookies.
Persistent cookies, on the other hand, are used to store user preferences for current and successive visits. They remain on your device for a longer period and are used by the website to recognise your device when you return.
Third-party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third-party analytics company that will set its own cookies to perform this service.
A list of all the cookies used on this website is detailed above.
We use both session and persistent cookies. We use session cookies, for example, for security purposes. We use persistent cookies, for example, to record your choice of language and country location.
Some cookies we use are from third-party companies, such as Google Analytics, to provide us with web analytics and intelligence about our websites. These companies use code to help analyse your interaction with our websites, such as the pages you visit and compiling reports on website activity such as how long you are on our website and the links you click.
Google Analytics, for instance, employs cookies that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The data generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our website (including your IP address), is transmitted to Google’s location and stored there.
For more information about how these companies collect and use the information on our behalf, please refer to their privacy policies (some of which are listed, for your convenience, below):
Some of the information collected by cookies when you visit our website may be associated with an identifiable individual. For example, when you click a link in a marketing e-mail you receive from us, we will also use a cookie to log the content you download from our websites, even if you are not registered at or signed into our website.
Do we use any non-cookie tracking technologies?
We may also use web beacons or other technologies for similar purposes as above, and we may include these on our websites, in marketing e-mail messages and/or our affiliated websites, to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on.
When a visitor accesses these pages, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by our suppliers or by us. These web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies to monitor website activity.
If you do not want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies.
If you turn off cookies, web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages; however, they will not be associated with information otherwise stored in cookies.
We may also use web beacons (including conversion pixels) or other technologies for similar purposes as above, and we may include these on our sites, in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletter, affiliated websites, to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on. Web beacons do not place information on your device, but they may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor website activity. The information provided below about cookies also applies to web beacons and similar technologies. Conversion pixels are small codes located on a particular web page which are triggered when someone visits a page resulting in an increase in the conversion count.
Some of our business partners also set web beacons and cookies on our site. In addition, third-party social media buttons may log certain information such as your IP address, browser type and language, access time, and referring website addresses, and, if you are logged in to those social media sites, they may also link such collected information with your profile information on that site. We do not control these third-party tracking technologies.
What if I don’t want cookies to be used?
By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device, as explained above. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device, you can do this using your web browser options.
Currently, "Do Not Track" initiatives are not recognised by our website. However, if you want to block future cookies being placed on your device, generally you can change your browser settings to express your privacy preferences regarding the use of most cookies and similar technologies through your web browser.
Look under the heading "Tools" (or similar heading) in your particular browser for information about controlling cookies. In most instances you can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the option to decide whether to accept it or not. You can also generally set your browser to turn off cookies.