Last Revised: May 4th, 2021
1. What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. In general, cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s computer.
The most important thing to know about cookies placed by us is that they make our website a bit more user-friendly, for example, by remembering site preferences that you made.
We use these cookies and other similar technologies for a number of purposes, including:
- Keeping you signed in
- Keeping your preferences
- To provide you with the service you chose to receive from us
- Understanding how you use our website
- To monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness in order to improve our website
- To understand and improve the impact of our marketing campaigns
- For security needs and fraud-protection purposes and in order to identify and prevent cyber-attacks
Cookies that are used by us should be divided into two types:
- “First-party Cookies” – Cookies that are placed by us
- “Third-party Cookies” – Cookies that are placed and used by third-party companies which are our partners
It is important to note that we cannot access third-party cookies; nor can other third-party organizations access the data in the cookies we use on our website. We do not allow third-parties to use the cookies for any purpose other than those described in the next sections.
Depending on their function, Cookies may have different durations. There are session cookies and persistent cookies:
- Session cookies only last for your online session. It means that the browser deletes these cookies once you close your browser
- Persistent cookies stay on your device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie
The cookies used on our website fall into one of four categories:
- Essential Cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure and private areas.
- Analytic Cookies let us understand how you use our website (e.g. which pages you visit), to provide statistics on how our website is used, improve the website by identifying any errors, and performance issues.
- Functional cookies are cookies used to remember choices users make to improve their experience (e.g. language).
- Marketing cookies are used to collect information about the impact of our marketing campaigns performed in other websites on users and non-users.