- WHAT ARE ‘COOKIES’
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. A cookie enables the website to remember users that have already visited. Without a cookie, every time you open a new web page, the server where that page is stored will treat you like a completely new visitor. Cookies allow us to remember your custom preferences such as your language preference and allow you to complete tasks without having to re-enter your information when browsing.
Cookies typically contain the name of the website that the cookie came from, the lifetime of the cookie as well as a randomly generated unique number. Websites typically use this number to ensure that you are recognized when you visit the website again, while you move from page to page within one website and that any information you have entered is remembered.
- WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM COOKIES
Each time you visit our Website, a cookie is issued to record your visit.
We primarily use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies.
These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. By way of illustration, these include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Site and make use of its various functions
Analytical or performance cookies.
They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These are used to recognize you when you return to the Website and attempt to log-in to your account. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
These enable us to record session information, including the data and duration of your visit to the Website, the web pages which you viewed during your visit, your IP Address, the type and browser which you used, and your computer’s operating system.
The statistical analysis which we obtain from cookies allows us to improve the Website, to generally make your internet experience more enjoyable and to provide a value- added service.
- ACCEPTANCE AND BLOCKING OF COOKIES
You do not have to accept cookies to use our Website.
Many browsers also allow you to browse privately, whereby cookies are automatically erased after you visit a site. The following is a list of the most common browsers and the way in which you can activate private browsing when using them:
- INTERNET EXPLORER 8 AND LATER VERSIONS: IN PRIVATE
- SAFARI 2 AND LATER VERSIONS: PRIVATE NAVIGATION/BROWSING
- FIREFOX 3.5 AND LATER VERSIONS: PRIVATE NAVIGATION/BROWSING
- GOOGLE CHROME 10 AND LATER VERSIONS: INCOGNITO
In that regard, we also use ‘web beacons’ or ‘action tags’ in conjunction with cookies. Web beacons are typically a minute and transparent graphic image that is placed on a website or in an email. Web beacons allow the website to record the simple actions of the user opening the page that contains the web beacon.
- SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES AND WIDGETS
The Site includes social media features. These features may collect your IP address, which pages you are visiting on the Site, and may set a cookie to enable this feature to function properly.
Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.
- OTHER INFORMATION STORED
For security and troubleshooting purposes our web server stores logs of activity on the website.
The information stored includes: date, time, IP, page visited, result, amount of data sent and browser used.