What Are Cookies?
When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information sent by our website to the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox) on the computer or device you use to access our Websites. This collects information from that computer or device about your browsing habits and generally allows our Website to recognize the same computer or device the next time you use it to visit our Website. While the information collected usually does not directly identify you, it might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. You can find more information about cookies at: allaboutcookies.org.
What Cookie types do we use?
The following describes the types of Cookies that we may use and what they are used for:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but then some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
- Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site. Also, our ability to monitor site performance is impacted.
- Functional Cookies
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. For example, they allow our website to remember information from your previous visit, such as details you submitted before or your previously stated preferences. These cookies may also be used to provide services you request such as newsletters or publications. Such a cookie may also be used to set the background image across the website. This will remember which image was displayed to you the last time you visited our website and will display the next image (in a set order) on your next visit. These cookies may be set by us or by third- party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.