Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy explains what cookies we use on our website, for which purposes and what personal data we collect through the cookies. We do update this Cookies Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.

Our website uses cookies. By opting-in on our cookies consent tool to the use of each specific category of cookies, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

About cookies

Cookies consist of pieces of text, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

In addition, there are cookies that are considered “essential” if they are required for the regular operation and security of our website. They are essential, or “strictly necessary”, for the website to work properly and provide the services you request. For these cookies, we do not ask for your consent, but we just inform you about their presence on our website.

Other categories of cookies could be:

  • “preference or functional” cookies that help personalize services by remembering your preferences and settings.
  • “analytics” cookies that measure how users interacts with website consent; and
  • “advertising” cookies that serve ads that are relevant to your interests.

Cookies on this website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website, as well as strictly necessary, preference, analytics, and advertising cookies.

We may send to you the following cookies:

(1) Google Analytics.

(2) Third Party Advertising.

1,2 cookies are persistent cookies.

 

How we use cookies

The cookies that we store may collect personal data, such as your IP address, location data, traffic data. Personal data that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

(1) To recognise your computer when you visit our website.

(2) To track you as you navigate our website.

(3) To improve the website’s usability.

(4) To analyse the use of our website.

(5) In the administration of this website.

(6) To personalise our website for you, including targeting advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

Third party cookies

When you use our website, you may be sent third party cookies.  Third-party cookies are cookies installed by a different website than the one you visit. If you visit a website and a third company installs a cookie through this website, this will be a third party cookie.

Our advertisers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:

(1) To track your browser across multiple websites;

(2) To build a profile of your web surfing;

(3) To target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: Google Privacy Policy. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Our advertising services providers may send you cookies for the purpose of enabling the service of advertisements based on your previous visits to our website.

We publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using the DART cookie. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: Here. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: Here or using the NAI’s (Network Advertising Initiative’s) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: NAI Opt out. However, these opt-out mechanisms use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: Google Ad preferences.

We also use YouTube for video display (Read more), which may place cookies on your device when playing the video. For more information, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy.

Blocking cookies

You can set up or change your cookies’ preferences at any time by using our cookies consent tool on the bottom of the website.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

(1) in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;

(2) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.

You may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use the identify feature(s) on this website.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For instance:

(1) in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);

(2) in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.

Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.