What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny data files that are placed on your device when you browse websites or use online services or apps. They contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive to aid in providing an optimal browsing experience and a properly functioning website.
The types of cookies we use
Our website employs both session cookies and persistent cookies:
Session cookies: These cookies are only functional when you are browsing the website, and are deleted from your computer or device when the browsing session ends. We use them to gather data about your actions on our website.
Persistent cookies: These cookies remain on your computer/device for a predefined period and are used to record your preferences in order to provide a more personalized experience on repeat visits to the website.
Our website uses the following cookies for the reasons indicated:
Required cookies: These cookies are essential in order to ensure our services are operating properly. For example, they enable you to move around the site and use its features.
Analytical or performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our website and to collect information about how visitors interact with our website so that we can improve its performance and your experience.
Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to recognize you on return visits. This enables us to remember your username and chosen preferences so we can offer an enhanced experience whenever you use our website.
Targeting cookies: These are cookies that gather certain information about your visit to our website, such as which pages you view, how long you spend on each page, and which links you click on. We use this information to show you advertisements that you will find relevant and also to determine how effective the advertisements are.
Third parties may also set cookies when you visit our website. These third-party cookies may collect information about your device and your usage patterns. We do not have any control of these cookies.
How you can exercise choice regarding cookies
You can disable the cookie function in your browser settings. If you do so, however, you may not be able to use all the functions and services of the website.