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Cookies Policy

Table of contents

  1. Browser cookies
  2. What categories of cookies may be used
  3. Disabling/enabling cookies via your browser

Browser cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website places on your device when you visit a website. Cookies may involve the transmission of information from us to you and from you directly to us, to another party on our behalf, or to another party in accordance with its privacy policy. You can choose to have your device warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Please see the last section of this Cookies Policy for more information about how to manage or disable browser cookies.

We use several categories of cookies and each performs different functions. You can learn more about cookies and their functions generally by visiting an information website like About Cookies.

What categories of cookies may be used

The cookies that may be used on this website fall into the three categories described below. These descriptions can help you determine if and how you would like to interact with our websites and other online services.

Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to use certain features of this website like the comments section.

If you delete these necessary cookies, you may not be able to use our website properly.

Performance cookies

We (or service providers operating on our behalf) may place our performance cookies on your device. The information collected using our performance cookies is used by us or for our benefit, to improve our website experience or for other statistics gathering purposes.

Our performance cookies are used to generate aggregated, anonymous information about how you and other users use this website and its features. For instance, our performance cookies collect information about which pages on this website you visit most often. The information collected may be used to improve users’ online experience generally, to collate statistics, or customise your online experience by showing you content we might test. Our performance cookies don’t collect information that identifies you personally.

We also allow third-party performance cookies to collect information. These third-party performance cookies do not collect information that identifies you personally.

You can delete or manage performance cookies as instructed in the last section of this Cookies Policy.

Functionality cookies

We (or service providers operating on our behalf) may place our functionality cookies on your device. We do not share information collected using our functionality cookies with advertisers or other third parties.

Our functionality cookies are used to remember choices you make (such as language preference, country location, or other online settings) and provide the personalised or enhanced features that you select. Our functionality cookies can be used to provide online services to you, or to prevent online services from being offered to you if you previously indicated you did not want to receive such services. Our functionality cookies collect anonymous information. We do not collect information on your browsing behaviour on websites which we do not operate.

If you delete these functionality cookies, any preferences or settings you selected will not be retained for later visits.

Disabling/enabling cookies via your browser

There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. Through your browser settings, you can accept or decline cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. You should be aware that you may not be able to use all our interactive features if you set your browser to disable cookies entirely.

If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your preferences.

You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. Click on any of the browser links below for instructions.

If you are not using any of the above-listed browsers, then you should select “cookies” in the “Help” function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

It may not be possible for you to selectively opt out of all third-party advertising cookies placed on our website. You should also be aware that disabling cookies does not disable other types of analytics products which we may use to collect generic information about how you and other visitors use our website.