") to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your preferences, analyse how well our Website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information. Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you, but will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our Website.
What sort of cookies does our Website use?
Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:
1. Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our Website. If you opt to disable these cookies, you will not be able to access or use all of the features that our Website incorporates.
2. Performance Cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Website and to monitor performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
3. Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences, such as your customisation preferences.
We do use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the three categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
List of internal and third-party cookies
Below is a list of the cookies that we use on our website:
- ARRAffinity - This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.
: we use Google Analytics
to collects anonymised information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, other system settings, IP-address, referring URLs, page visited and information on actions taken on our website and the dates and times of your visits, as well as the country in which your device is located. Google Analytics creates three cookies on our website:
Can you block cookies?
- _ga: Used to distinguish user.
- _gat: Used to distinguish user.
- _gid: used to throttle requests.
As we have explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our Website.
However, if you do wish to disable cookies then you can do so by amending the settings within your browser or mobile device. If you don’t know how to do it, please follow this guide: https://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Cookies
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our Website do not work properly.