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Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your mobile device’s memory. A cookie typically contains the domain name (internet location) from where the cookie originated, the lifetime of the cookie (when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or identifier. A cookie may also contain information about your device, such as settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using our website/s.

Are There Different Types Of Cookies?

First-party and third-party cookies

These cookies are placed on your device directly by us. For example, we use first-party cookies to better understand your use of our website/s. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by some of our partners and service providers. For example, we use third-party cookies to measure traffic on our website/s or to enable you to share content with others across social media platforms.

Session and persistent cookies

Session cookies only last until you close your browser and are deleted when you do so. We use session cookies for a variety of reasons, including to learn more about your use of our website/s during one single session and to help you to use our website/s more efficiently. Persistent cookies have a longer lifespan and aren’t automatically deleted when you close your browser. These types of cookies are primarily used to help you quickly sign-in to our website/s again, to help assets load quickly and for analytical purposes.

What Do We Use Cookies For?

Like most companies with an online presence, we use cookies to provide, secure and improve our services, enhance your browsing experience and allow certain functions to operate smoothly. When you visit our website/s, some or all of the following types of cookies may be sent to your device.

Cookie type Description
Strictly necessary cookies These types of cookies are necessary to provide you with some services available on our website/s and to use some of the features, such as accessing secure areas, visitor counting and personalising content.
Analytics cookies These cookies help us understand how our website/s are being used, allow us to see how effective our marketing campaigns are and help us to develop improvements.
Social networking cookies These cookies are used to enable content to be shared to third party social networking sites.

How Can You Control Cookie Use?

There are several cookie management options available to use. Please note that changes you make to your cookie preferences may make using our website/s a less satisfying experience. In some cases, you may even find some parts unusable.

Web Browser and devices controls

Some web browsers provide settings that allow you to control and reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. The procedure for managing cookies is different for each web browser. You can check the settings section of your web browser for more information.

You may be able to reset device identifiers by activating the appropriate settings on your mobile device. The procedure for managing device identifiers is different for each device so please refer to the help or settings menu of your particular device.

Interest-based advertising tools

None of our site participate in any on-line revenue driven advertising, however, we do, at times, use adverts for non-revenue driven marketing campaigns. You can opt out of seeing online interest-based advertising from participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Interactive Digital Advertising AllianceAppchoices (apps only) or the Google Display Network.

Opting out does not mean you will not see advertising – it simply means you won’t see personalised advertising from the companies that participate in the opt-out programs. Also, if you delete cookies on your device after you opted out, you may need to opt-out again.

Social Cookies

To allow content to be shared via social media, some features of our website/s use social media plug-ins (e.g., Twitter™ “Share to twitter” or LinkedIn™ “in” buttons). Depending on your social media account settings, we may automatically receive information from the social media platform when you use these buttons on our website/s.

Tracking And Analytics Cookie

In order to collect data about how our website/s are used we use a variety of third party software applications. These third parties use cookies to collect data based of how you interact with us including, products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page and in turn we use this information to create a better user experience.

Google Cookies

Google™ Maps API Cookies

Some features of our website/s rely on the use of Google Maps API Cookies. These cookies will be stored on your device.

When browsing our website/s and using the services that rely on the API you consent to the storage, collection of such cookies on your device and to the access, usage and sharing by Google of the data collected.

Google manages the information and your choices pertaining to Google Maps API Cookies separately from that supplied by your web browser. For more information, please see https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, which is a Google service that uses cookies and other data collection technologies to collect information about your use our website/s in order to populate website trends.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting www.google.com/settings/ads or by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Google Adverts

There are two variations of Google adverts, those that are shown up over the Google Display Network (via Adwords) and those used for Remarketing. The former use website content or geolocation to populate adverts while the former uses cookies to display personalised adverts. Some of our websites uses the Google Remarketing service, you can learn more and opt out here.

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