Cookies are really small text files that are placed on your computer, phone or tablet when you visit and browse websites. They enable you to access certain web pages, they store and retrieve information about your navigation of the website to help improve the website, and they make sure your preferences are retained for subsequent visits to the website.
We make use of both session cookies and persistent cookies on our website:
Session cookies: These are cookies that function only while you are browsing the website. They allow us to gather information about your activities on the website, and they expire when your browser is closed.
Persistent cookies: These cookies remain on your computer or device until they expire or are deleted. They allow us to remember things about you for your next visit to our website.
The following lists the cookies we use on our website and why we use them:
Required cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary for our website to operate. These enable identification of registered users and account-related functions, for example.
Performance/analytical cookies: These cookies enable us to make use of data analytics to measure the performance of our site and make improvements to it. They allow us, for example, to provide more content that is relevant to you.
Functionality cookies: These are cookies that are used to remember your personalized data, such as your username and preferences, so that you do not have to keep making those choices on every visit.
Advertising cookies: These cookies (also known as 'targeting' cookies) gather data concerning the number of visits you make to our website, the number of pages you view while there, and which links you click on. This data is used to offer relevant advertising and measure the efficacy of our ad campaigns.
Cookies may be set by a website other than ours. These cookies are known as third-party cookies, and they are set by marketing partners and analytics services in order to determine usage patterns and to deliver relevant advertisements. Please note that we do not have control over these cookies.
You can choose to reject cookies or to delete them using your browser settings. Be aware, however, that doing this may cause some of the website functions or services to be unavailable to you.