- What is a Cookie?
- Cookies are a 'text-only' string of information that is placed on your computer's hard
disk when you access our Online
Sites. Among other features, they help the website operator recognise
you so that when you revisit the website, the website will recognise the user and
remember certain information about
Generally, there are two types of cookies:
(a) session cookies are temporary cookies which expire at the end of each browser session i.e. when a user leaves the site. These cookies allow the website to recognise the user as the user navigates between pages during a session and use the website more efficiently; and
(b) persistent cookies which are stored on your computer between browsing sessions until they expire or are deleted. They
allow the website to recognise you when you return to the website.
- There may also be other types of cookies set by a website.
Usage of Cookies on our Website
about your use of the website. The
information stored may be non-personally identifiable or
personally identifiable – to the extent necessary to manage user experience on our
Online Sites, analyse trends and
improve our sites or to deliver tailored content to you. Any other
information is anonymised and/or aggregated to produce reports to evaluate the use of
our website; and to make
improvements to, and increase efficiency when you browse our website.
Many cookies are designed to provide users with an optimal usage of our Online Sites.
All personal information collected
by us is processed in accordance with our data privacy notice and
policy that is available on our website.
collect information which is sent to
third parties. For example, we may interact with third parties to
collect and compile information such as the number of visitors to our Online Sites,
where these visitors come from and
the number of pages that they have visited. The operators of these
described in our data privacy
notice and policy, but they will not generally allow us to obtain information
of a personal nature such as your name and address. We will only be aware of such
information if you provide the
information to us or you have set the preferences in your browser to
provide this information automatically.
technologies as set out in these
If you do not agree to such use please either refrain from using our Online Sites, or
adjust your settings accordingly.
Can you disable Cookies?
- Most website browsers are initially designed to accept cookies. However, users can
generally disable, control or delete
cookies if they wish by changing their internet software browsing
settings. It is also possible to configure the browser settings to enable specific
cookies to be accepted or to be
notified each time a new cookie is stored on your computer (which allows
you to accept or reject the cookie). Further information can be found in the “Help”
section of your browser. You can
also disable or delete the stored data used by technology similar to
cookies, such as Local Shared Objects or Flash cookies, by managing your browser’s
“add-on settings” or visiting the
website of its owner or manufacturer.
If you choose to disable your cookies, there may be an impact on the quality of your
browsing experience. Making changes
to these settings may limit the functionality of some web pages
or prevent them from loading properly. Additionally, the major browsers have attempted
to implement the draft “Do Not
Track” (DNT) standard of the World Wide Web Consortium in
their latest releases. As this standard has not yet been finalized, the Online Sites are
not compatible with DNT and do
not process DNT messages.
As our cookies allow you to access some of our website’s features we recommend that you
leave cookies enabled. If
cookies are disabled, it may mean that you experience reduced
functionality or are prevented from using the Online Sites altogether.