Last Added: 28/1/2021
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember your actions or preferences over time. It is sent to your browser and stored on your device.
Cookies will enable us to understand your use of the Site, help us provide you the best experience on the Site and ensure that we can serve you specific content or advertisements which are relevant and/or of interest to you.
Our Site also offers email subscription for newsletters and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribers of our newsletters.
3. WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. As to the lifespan, a cookie is either a “session cookie” which is erased when you close your browser or a “persistent cookie”, which remains on your device for a period of time until you delete them or they expire. As for the domain to which a cookie belongs, a cookie may be a” first party cookie”, which is a cookie set by the Site or a “third party cookie”, which is a cookie set by other websites. These websites own some of the content, like the advertisements or images that you see on our Site.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are essential and required for the operation of the Site to allow you to use the features and access secure areas of the Site.
- Analytical/Performance cookies: These are cookies which allow us to recognise and measure how often you visit the Site and to see how you use the Site. These cookies enable us to understand how our users engage with the Site and to improve the performance of the Site.
- Functionality cookies: These are cookies which allow us to recognise you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site so that we can provide you with a more personalised experience.
- Targeting/Advertising cookies: These are cookies which collect information about your visit to the Site, the content you have viewed, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This will enable us to make the Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to you. Such information may also be shared with third parties to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
- Social media cookies: These are cookies set by a range of social media services that we have added to our Site to enable you to interact more easily with social media and share our content through your social media platforms.
4. THIRD PARTY COOKIES
In addition to our own cookies, we may use various cookies from third parties to monitor traffic on our Site, report anonymous usage statistics, assist with market research, provide functionality enhancements or to serve relevant advertisements to you more effectively. Our Site may also contain content from other websites which may set their own cookies. The collection, use and disclosure of information by third party cookies are subject to the respective privacy and cookies policies of the third parties, which are not under our control. We are not responsible nor liable for the privacy or data security practices of any third parties.
The service providers whom we have partnered with are:
- Google Analytics: we use it to collect information about your behaviour on the Site to help us understand how you use the Site and how we can improve your experience.
- Google Ad Sense: we use it to help us with service advertising.
You are encouraged to review their respective privacy and cookies policy to find out further information regarding the use of your personal data.
5. WEB BEACONS
We or our authorised service providers may also use technologies known as web beacons (or “pixels”) embedded in the content on the Site or emails sent to you by us to tell us whether and when you have viewed a particular content or email message, determine the time and date on which you viewed the web beacon and the IP address of your device. Web beacons are used for a variety of purposes, including to analyse your use of the Site and the services made available on or via the Site and (in conjunction with cookies) provide content and advertisements that are more relevant to you.
6. LOCAL STORAGE & OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We or our authorised service providers may use other tracking technologies such as Local Shared Objects (or “Flash cookie”) and HTML5 web storage in connection with the Site as well as unique identifiers associated with your device. These technologies function similar to cookies and are stored locally on your device other than in the browser so you might not be able to control them using standard browser tools and settings.
7. MANAGING COOKIES
You may set your browser to block or delete all or some cookies. You may refer to the help and support area of your internet browser for instructions on how to block or delete cookies. Please note that if you block or delete all cookies from the Site, certain features or the functionalities of the Site may be restricted, delayed or affected. By using the Site without deleting or rejecting all or some cookies, you agree that we can place those cookies that you have not deleted or rejected on your browser or device.
8. CHANGES TO OUR COOKIES POLICY
We reserve the right to amend the terms of this Cookies Policy at our absolute discretion at any time. Any amended Cookies Policy will be posted on the Site and will take immediate effect. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made as they are binding on you. Your continued use of the Site and/or the services made available on or via the Site following any amendment of this Cookies Policy will signify your consent to and acceptance of its revised terms.
9. CONTACT US
If you want to contact us with specific queries or concerns in relation to this Cookies Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.