What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files that identify your computer (through what is known as an IP address) to our server.
Most internet browsers will accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to control what cookies (if any) are stored. The following links explain how to change cookie settings in your browser.
- Internet Explorer
- Safari OS X
- Safari iOS
What cookies we use
We use different types of cookies on the website to perform various functions to enhance and improve your experience with us. We use four types of cookie: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functionality cookies, and targeting/advertising cookies.
A cookie may also be first party or third party. A first party cookie is one that our website will set on your computer. Third party cookies are those that have been set by another provider on another website but continue to function and track information within our website. For example, the social sharing bar (AddThis) we use may place cookies on your computer when you use it.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are those that are required for the website or web app to function. Without these, the website could not perform essential functions.
These cookies collect information about how you use our website. For example, they track which pages users visit, how long they spend on page, and more.
We use Google Analytics to track visitors to the website and collect general (total) numbers about visits and page usage. You can opt out of Google Analytics anytime you like via Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
These cookies allow the website to remember certain choices you have made, or are used to provide additional services such as live chat.
We use Google Analytics to identify repeat visitors to the website, along with your location, to serve you content depending on these factors. For example, if you are accessing the web app for the first time, we will show you introductory messages to help you get familiar with how to use the app. We may also show different content (or offer alternative languages) on the website depending on your location.
These cookies can be used to store general information about your browsing habits and share this information with third parties, for example advertising networks.