What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data such as a username and password that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time. Each cookie is unique to the web browser you use to access and browse a website. It will contain certain anonymous information which may include but not limited to a unique identifier, website’s domain name, and some digits and numbers.
How Do Cookies Work?
Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file that is stored on your computer. Every time you visit the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server.
Computer cookies are created not just by the website you are browsing but also by other websites that run advertisements, widgets (a program that enables a user to perform a function or access to a service), or other elements on the page being loaded.
Cookies serve a myriad of purposes, chief among which are management of sessions, personalising user experience and activity tracking. By tracking your activity on our website, your preferences can be stored so that relevant and appropriate content can be tailored to you.
More information on cookies can be found here.
How Cookies are Used on This Site
The types of cookies we use are:
- Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the functioning of this website and cannot be turned off in our systems. They are usually set in response to your actions e.g. setting your privacy preference. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Website may not function properly.
- Session Cookies: Also known as Transient Cookies, Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device, but in a stored in a temporary memory location which is deleted at the end of the session. A session cookie will store information such as your browser input and will track the pages you visit as you move within our website. A session cookie is also used to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser. Session Cookies are essential to the functioning of our website and as such do not require explicit consent (under GDPR) because without them, the performance of web pages on our Site will be severely compromised.
- Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this Site. We use persistent cookies to store settings, preferences, that you have previously saved. This will be used to track your visit each time you visit our website thereby creating for you, a suitable and faster website experience. This Site only places cookies that are specific to this site.
- Third Party Cookies: In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies on the Website to report usage statistics and improve the services we offer. These third-party cookies are subject to the respective privacy policies of the providers.
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.
If your browser is not listed above, please consult your browser’s technical documentation for more information.
The following cookies are used specifically on this site.
|Elementor||The website’s WordPress theme uses this cookie. It allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time.||
|_ga_*||Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.||1 year 1 month 4 days||Analytics|
|_ga||Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.||1 year 1 month 4 days||Analytics|
Your Cookie Choices:
You can control or delete cookies as you wish. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies should you prefer. However, please note that disabling or blocking certain cookies may impact user experience on the Website and limit the functionality we can provide.
Changes to this Policy