It’s hard to understand what exactly a cookie is.
When you access this website, a small amount of data, known as a cookie, is placed on your computer or mobile device. It can help us remember who you are by identifying the device you use every time you visit. Cookies are little text files stored on your computer by websites, including mine, to help you get the most out of your visit and to keep track of things like your preferences. Cookies also assist us in better understanding how users use our site, such as which pages they read and for how long.
What kind of cookies can you find here?
The two types of cookies we employ are:
- Session cookie
- Cookie that lasts a long time
Session cookies for a website are only active while the user is actively browsing or viewing content. By default, cookies are deleted when the web browser is closed.
A website’s persistent cookie remains on a user’s machine indefinitely. Cookie expiration dates can be set to one year, for example, and each time a website is visited during this time, the cookie is accessible. Persistent cookies come in three varieties:
Cookies that are absolutely essential.
In order to navigate our website and make use of the features we’ve provided, a visitor will need to accept certain sorts of cookies. You cannot be personally identified or targeted by these cookies because they do not save any information about you.
Cookies for performance
Using these cookies, we are able to learn more about how visitors use our site. They don’t store or collect any personal data, and their sole purpose is to help us make our website better for everyone who visits it.
Using these sorts of cookies, websites are able to target you with appropriate advertising. ‘1st party’ cookies are those placed on a website by the owner, whereas ‘3rd party’ cookies are those placed on a website by another organisation, usually an advertising network, with the owner’s agreement.
What is the purpose of cookies?
Cookies are used for the following purposes:
- ·Ensure that our website’s visitors get the greatest possible experience.
- Find out how people use our website so that we can make it better.
We utilise a variety of cookies, but which ones?
Inclusion of, but may exclude, the following:
- Monitoring and analysis
- Google Analytics (Universal)
There are two types of Facebook pixels:
- Google’s Remarketing service
- Facebook Custom Audiences
What you can do to control the cookies on your computer
Here are some links if you wish to control cookies through your browser settings:
- How to control cookies in Chrome.
- How to manage Safari cookies
- Firefox’s cookie management
With this information, you will learn how to:
If you disable targeting or advertising cookies, please keep in mind that you will still view advertisements on the internet. Ads you view on websites may not be relevant to your current web browser because of this, but it’s not a deal breaker.
Links to other web pages, as in
External resources may be linked to on our site. These links will take you to websites run by third parties, each of which has its own set of rules and guidelines. In the event you choose to leave our site via one of these links, we will have no way of knowing where you go after you do.
Incorporation of content from various sources.
Embedded material can be found in some of the articles on this website (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). When a visitor clicks on an embedded link, it’s as if they were actually on the other site.
The embedded content on these websites may collect data about you, utilise analytics, embed external third monitoring, and monitor your engagement with that material, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are signed in to that website.