What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small files that typically consist of letters and numbers. A cookie may be planted on the web browser of your PC or other device whenever you access certain websites. The purpose of a cookie is to store basic information, such as visitor preferences. A cookie will be sent back to the originating website on each of your subsequent visits to such website. Cookies are useful because they allow websites to recognize your web browser or device over a period of time.
What Types of Cookies We Use?
The cookies described below are used to improve our website. They contain no personal information that would enable us, or anybody else, to identify you as an individual by means of, for example, extracting your name or contact details.
Two types of cookies may be used on your visit to our website:
- First-party cookies, which are set by a specific website and can be read only by that website. For example, when a cookie from our website is planted on your web browser, only our website will be able to recognize such cookie.
- Third-party cookies, which are set by another company than ours, such as a third-party analytics company, which plants on your web browser its own cookies.
The below table sets out the list of cookies we use, their type, purpose, and length of storage.
|Google DBF||_gads||Third-party cookie||Enables ads|
|Google Analytics||_ga||Third-party cookie||Is used to distinguish users|
|Google Analytics||_gat||Third-party cookie||Is used to limit the number of requests to doubleclick.net|
|Google Analytics||_gid||Third-party cookie||Is used to distinguish users|
|–||Device||Third-party cookie||Strictly necessary cookie|
Any browser loading our website will receive cookies. You can always opt-out of both types of cookies on our website by adjusting your cookies settings. The instruction on disabling cookies follows below.
How to Disable and/or Delete Cookies?
First of all, please note that most browsers accept cookies by default. You have the right to accept or stop cookies from being planted on your PC, or other device, at any time by modifying the settings in your web browser in a way matching your cookie preferences. You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish for details, please see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your PC, or other device, and you can set most browsers to prevent cookies from being placed. In such case, however, you will have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a website. As a result, some services and functionality may not be running properly.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.