What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded onto the hard drive of your computer, smart phone, or any other mobile device you use to access a website. Cookies store information about your device’s operating system, browsing behaviour, connection type, and IP address.
What type of cookies do we use?
Cookies perform many different roles. The cookies used on this website (and the purposes for which they are used) are explained below:
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- Performance cookies: these cookies provide us with information about how many users access our site and how they use the site once accessed. These cookies help us to improve the user experience of our website.
- Functionality cookies: these cookies allow us to customize your browsing experience by recognizing your device when you return to our website (for instance language preferences and other personalized preferences).
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When do cookies expire?
Cookies can remain on your computer for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by websites to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the internet again.
How do I block cookies?
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.