A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets us know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Cookies can be session cookies or persistent cookies and can be either first or third party cookies as defined below:
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The website may not function without technical problems if you have disabled cookies in your browser and you may experience a reduced availability of the services provided by the website.
Collection of Information by Third Parties
We may implement third party buttons (such as social media “share” buttons) that may allow third parties to collect information about you through such third parties’ browser cookies, even when you do not interact with the button. Information collected through web beacons and buttons is collected directly by these third parties and we do not participate in that data transmission. Information collected by a third party in this manner is subject to that third party’s own data collection, use and disclosure policies.
We may permit third party analytics providers, such Google Analytics and Crashalytics, to use technologies such as web beacons and cookies to collect and process certain non-personally identifiable information that helps us understand your usage of our website. For example, Google Analytics may collect and process information such as how often users visit our website, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other websites they used prior to coming to our website.