Cookie or web cookies is a small piece of data that contains numbers and letters, which our website sends and stores in our user’s web browser or hard drive of their computer once they agree to our terms of using cookies.
Through cookies we can easily distinguish you from other users of our website. Cookies also enable us to improve the user experience while also giving us an opportunity to improve our site. The cookies that we use on our website are known as analytical cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and keep a record of the number of users visiting our website and to scrutinise the ways in which visitors move around when they use our website. This gives us an opportunity to bring improvement to the way our website works such as by making it easier for users to find what they are searching for.
Through the browser settings, many web browsers allow some control of most cookies. If you are interested in finding out more about cookies such as the reasons why cookies have been set, how to manage or delete them then visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.
If you don’t want to get tracked by Google Analytics across all websites then visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We use the below mentioned cookies:
- Essential Cookies: These cookies are extremely important for our website to operate. For instance, they include cookies that make it easy for users to log into secure areas of our website such as those related to e-billing services or using a shopping cart.
- Functionality Cookies: These cookies enable us to recognise a user when he returns to our website. Through these cookies we are enabled to welcome you by name and remember your preferences such as your choice of region or language. Functionality cookies also help us to personalise our content for you.
- Analytical/Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to recognise and keep a record of the number of visitors visiting our website and to check how users are browsing our website. This enables us to improve the quality of our website by making it easier for users to navigate and find their interested area easily.
- Targeting Cookies: These cookies keep a record of a user’s visit to our website. They show the number of links you have followed and the pages you have visited. This helps us to make our website and the advertisements displayed on it more in line with your interests. For this purpose we may also share information with third parties.
- Session and persistent cookies: These cookies can either be categorised as first or third party cookies. A first party cookie is placed by the website that is being visited. Whereas a third party cookie is issued by a different website to the one that is being visited.
A combination of first-party, persistent and session cookies are used by our website in order to deliver efficient services and to enhance the experience of our website’s users. The third-party cookies used by us are only those that are provided by Google Analytics to collect anonymous information for the advantage of all web users. We don’t use behavioral targeting cookies. All of the cookies that we use are in compliance with the ICC classifications Strictly Necessary, Performance and Functionality, and none of it falls within the classification of Behavioral Targeting.
Through session cookies we can track the user’s actions, during a single browser section, for instance to remember the items that have returned from a search. These cookies will not remain on your device once the session is complete.
Persistent cookies allow us to authenticate you and to remember your preferences as they remain on your device between sessions. We also use persistent cookies to balance the load on our servers and to further enhance the user experience on our website.
In the below table it is explained the type of cookies we use and why
|Cookie banner||Cookies Banner||This cookie is used to control the appearance of the cookies information banner. This cookie is set on arrival to the site by default. It expires after a set time and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings.|
|Cookie preference||Cookies||This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on the website. This cookie is, by default, set on arrival to the site with a value of ‘True’. If users choose to delete non-essential cookies, the cookie value is updated to a value of ‘False’.|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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If you want to block cookies then you can do that by activating the setting on your browser that gives you permission to refuse the use and setting of some or all of our cookies. However, by using your browser settings if you want to block all cookies including those cookies that are necessary, then you may not be able to gain access to all or some parts of our website.
Excluding essential cookies all other cookies will be expired after 6 months.
In case you have any questions then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org