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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.