What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of data that a browser, at the request of a website, stores onto your device. The data stored through the cookie enables a website to retain actions or preferences made by the user.
Most websites and internet browsers support cookies.
Cookies are used to provide a user with the best experience possible when visiting our website, as well as helping provide the user with relevant content. Cookies used can help understand your behaviour on our website in order to provide the user with targeted advertisements in an effort to engage the user further with our products, services or promotions.
Types of cookies used.
First-party cookies are cookies issued from website directly. For example, these are mostly used to pinpoint language and location preferences, or allow basic functionality of the website.
Third-party cookies are owned and run by other parties. These cookies are, for example, to allow for some advertising outside of our website. Some functions on a website is used in accordance with third party suppliers, for example, YouTube videos and links, which may contain third-party cookies. To explore this more, you can visit the privacy policies of the third-party suppliers.
Session cookies are temporary. These are employed to remember the user’s actions during the time spent on our website. These expire when you close the web browser.
Persistent cookies are employed to store preferences the user made while on the website and remain on the device used even after the user closes their browser or restarts their computer. These cookies are used to analyse user behaviour to order to ascertain visit patterns to improve website functionality for visitors. Persistent cookies do allow targeted advertising, and measure the efficiency and usefulness of our site functionality and, by extension, our advertising.
Cookies and Advertising.
Cookies and ad technology help companies serve ads relevant to the user. They also gather data, research, and performance reporting for advertisers. Third-party cookies aid companies in showing the user relevant advertising of products that the user has expressed interest in. No personal information collected is provided to advertisers. The user has the option to opt out of off-site and third-party advertisement targeting by changing the cookie settings on the device used. By opting out, the advertisements shown to the user will be unmatched, and no longer considered as part of your interests. Advertising will still show on pages visited by the user.
How do I reject and delete cookies?
A user can choose to reject or block all or specific types of cookies. Changes to cookies can be made by adjusting cookie settings on the user’s browser settings. As most browsers do accept cookies, manually deleting or blocking cookies may be required. If the user chooses to delete, functionality of the website may be affected. By accepting cookies, and using this website, you agree to cookies that have not been blocked or deleted.