Cookies are small text files stored in your browser’s memory by our websites. They are commonly used to support various functions on our websites.
Cookies do other very useful jobs, such as tell us which pages you visited the most, understand how effective our website has been to you, and improve our communication to you on our products and services.
Depending on the job the cookie needs to perform, it may be a session or persistent cookie:
- Persistent cookies are retained on your device until you either erase them or your browser erases them when the cookie reaches its expiration date.
- Session cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser or once your session ends.
To help you better understand what cookies we apply to our websites, we have classified our cookies in four categories: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functional and Targeting.
Category 1: Strictly Necessary
These cookies are essential for the operation of our website, your browsing experience and they are also used to enable authentication and security.
We use the information collected by these cookies to:
- Monitor that our websites are operating correctly and deliver content to you reliably;
- If necessary, carry your information across pages to avoid re-entering
As strictly necessary cookies are essential for our website to work, they cannot be disabled at our end. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies but opting out of them may cause some parts of our websites to not work.
Category 2: Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information on how you use our website. For example, which pages you have visited and whether you have experienced any errors during your visit. They may also be used to perform website analytics. This data collected by these cookies is stored in an aggregate form and will not directly identify you as an individual.We use the information collected by these cookies to:
- Understand how our website is being used and how effective our campaigns are
- Test different versions of our website so that we can make improvements
If you limit these cookies on your browser, your browsing experience on our websites may be impacted.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember you so that we can improve, enhance and personalise your visit to our website.We use the information collected by these cookies to:
- Personalise our website’s content for your preferences
- Provide you various web services, including ability to watch a video
If you limit these cookies on your browser, our website cannot remember choices you've previously made or personalise your browsing experience.
Category 4: Targeting Cookies
We or our third-party partners may place targeting cookies (also called advertising cookies) on your browser when you are browsing our website to allows us to tailor our marketing to you and your interests.
Targeting cookies are not used to directly identify you. They record information like your visit to our websites, details of other websites that directed you to our websites, your responses to our online advertisements and pages you have visited, so that we and our partners can gain insights in to what communications, products and services you or other potential customers may be interested in.
In order to gain these insights, sometimes we may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can communicate information relevant to you and your interests. We also may make use of additional information about you when it is available from internal and external third-party sources.We use the information collected by these cookies to:
- tailor our advertisements or offers to you (including those on our or third-party websites, such as social media networks or otherwise)
- make our websites more relevant to your interests based on your past visits to our websites
- evaluate the effectiveness of our online marketing and advertising campaigns
- help us identify customers similar to our audience
- serve relevant adverts to you on third party websites and apps
Our third-party partners will only apply targeting cookies or process any of your data in accordance with the purposes described above.
We note that we may also use the information collected in the above-mentioned cookies to assist us in fraud prevention.Third party cookies
We may work with third parties to set the above-mentioned cookies when you interact with our website. These third parties include our partners and service providers, such as advertisers, search engines, or analytics platforms that enable us to improve and personalise your experiences on our websites and deliver relevant content to you.
We do not share any data with these third parties that may identify you.
You can opt out of cookies by changing the settings in your browser. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. By changing these settings, in most cases you can choose to not accept any cookies, or to not accept third party cookies.
Removing cookies in your browser settings means that any preference settings you have made on a website will be lost (including any consent preferences regarding cookies where that is available).
Please also note that blocking all cookies means that functionality on our websites will be lost as described above. We don’t recommend turning all cookies off when using our websites.
See below for more information on how to manage your cookie settings in these popular browsers:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en