Last Updated: June 2019
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. Third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics and other purposes.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:
Types of Cookies
Who serves the Cookies
Essential Website Cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
Performance and Functionality Cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
Analytics and Customization Cookies:
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website for you.
Social Networking Cookies:
These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.
How can I control cookies?
You can also choose to opt out of Google and YouTube cookies by clicking here.
Where can I get further information?