What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.
We recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
Categories of cookies
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are fundamental to website functionality and cannot be switched off without blocking features on the site.
Functional cookies: these are used to enhance your experience (e.g. remember settings),
Tracking and performance cookies: these cookies allow us to gather analytics to improve the performance and functionality of our site. These analytics can include measurements on the popularity of a page, common patterns of how people browse around the site, and how frequently a certain feature is used. We usually aggregate the data for review but in some cases, we may collect information on the content you have viewed in order to understand what interests you most.
Targeting and advertising cookies: These cookies are used to show advertising that is likely to be of interest to you based on your browsing habits. These cookies, as served by our content and/or advertising providers, may combine information they collected from our website with other information they have independently collected relating to your web browser's activities across their network of websites.
In some cases, we can associate cookie information with an identifiable individual. For example:
If we send you a targeted email which includes cookies or similar technologies, we will know whether you open, read, or delete the message.
When you click a link in a marketing e-mail you receive from us we will also use a cookie to log what pages you view.
You may withdraw your consent to Tracking and performance cookies at any time by clicking the privacy settings link in the bottom right of each page.
The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for.
Cookies on this site
Strictly necessary cookies
||Maintains your user session state, allowing us to store data for the duration of your session on the site
|This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots and protect the site against malicious spam attacks. This is required for the website to enable accurate form completions for human users.
Tracking and performance cookies
|These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, it includes the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Also used by Google to understand throttle request rate.
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at Google support
Visitors may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
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