A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in your web browser, mobile phone, or another device while you browse that website. A cookie can help us recognize your device and/or browser the next time you visit our Website, provide you with access to certain functions on the Website, and/or provide reporting functions, among others.
There are other technologies such as web beacons (also known as clear GIFs, web bugs, or pixel tags) that may carry similar functions as cookies. In this cookie notice, we use the term “cookies” for cookies and all such similar technologies.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Kindly note that the Website cannot function without these cookies. Strictly necessary cookies do not require your consent as they enable services you have specifically asked for and which cannot be provided otherwise.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies enable a website to save details that you have provided in order to offer a better experience, such as to allow the Website to remember choices you make such as your preferences, username, language, or the region you are in. It is possible that some parts of our Website will not function properly without these cookies.
- Performance cookies: These cookies are used to allow us to analyse the performance and design of the Website to detect errors. They also enable us to recognise that you have visited the Website before, which sites on the Website visitors visit most frequently, and how much time visitors spend on the Website. The purpose of these cookies is to improve the performance of the Website by understanding how you interact with it.
- Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to track your visits across websites to display ads that are relevant and interesting for you as a user.
Cookies can also be categorised further depending on the duration of storage:
- Persistent cookies: These cookies are stored on your device to help remember information, settings, preferences, or sign-on credentials that you have previously saved, to provide you with a better website experience. These cookies have an expiration date issued to them by the web server, which you can see in more detail in the table below. In other words, persistent cookies are saved on your computer so when you close it and start it up again, the cookies are still there, and destroyed by the owner once the expiration date is reached.
- Session cookies: Session cookies remain active as long as the browser remains active. In other words, the session cookie is erased when you close your browser.
When browsing on our Website, you will encounter embedded content, such as the social media share function, or links to other websites. Please note that this cookie notice does not apply to these embedded content and websites, which are governed by their own cookie notice.
3.1 First-party cookies
3.2 Third-party cookies
Another way to control the cookies is by changing the settings of your browser. In general, most browsers allow you to check what cookies are used and allow you to remove or block the cookies. The process to manage your cookie preferences may vary, depending on your browser. Please note that if you remove the cookies, your saved preferences could be deleted.
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