1.             WHAT IS A COOKIE?  

1.1          Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device (e.g. computer, mobile phone, tablet) when you browse websites. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes.  They are widely used in order to make websites work or work in a better, more efficient way. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as cookies.

2.             WHY DO WE USE COOOKIES?

2.1          We use cookies to:

2.1.1       Make our website function as expected;

2.1.2       Save you having to login every time you visit the site; and

2.1.3       Remember your settings during and between visits.

3.             TYPES OF COOKIES.

We use different types of cookies to make different portions of the site functional.  These cookies fall under the following categories:

3.1          Preferences.  These cookies allow our websites to remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in.   These cookies can also assist you in changing the look and feel, such as text size, font, and other parts of web pages that you can personalize.  Loss of the information stored in a preference cookie may make the website experience less functional but should not prevent it from working.

3.2          Security.  We use security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.

3.3          Processes.  Process cookies help make the website work and deliver services that the website visitor expects, like navigating around web pages or accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, the website cannot function properly.

3.4          Targeting.  Targeting cookies are used to deliver adverts which are more relevant to you and your interests, or to limit the number of times you see the same advert on a website.   These types of cookie are also used to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.  These cookies may be used to remember what you have looked at on a website.

3.5          Session State.  Websites often collect information about how users interact with a website. This may include the pages users visit most often and whether users get error messages from certain pages. We use these so-called ‘session state cookies’ to help us improve our services, in order to improve our users’ browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the website unusable.

3.6          Analytics.  We will use cookies that allows us to capture how users engage with our website and allow us to analyze and produce statistics based on such data.  Such information shall not personally identify individual visitors.

4.             MANAGING COOKIES.

4.1          You may control the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings.  Certain website features may be inaccessible, non-functional, or otherwise incomplete should you disable or delete cookies.