WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small file that is placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the site owners, such as which pages you find useful or not. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Cookies are used on this site to maintain functionality as you move between pages.
Our website uses first-party cookies, which allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website. They maintain functionality as you move between pages and help us to improve our site. We also use some widely-used third-party social media plugins as marketing tools, and to provide convenience tools for our visitors, which create cookies.
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|Google Analytics||· __utma – it ascertains the number of times a visitor has been to a web site. It expires after 2 years.· _utmb – it detects when a unique user session. It expires after 30 minutes.· _utmc – it determines when to create a new session for a website visitor. It’s a session cookie and expires when you exit the browser.
· _utmz – it tracks how you found us and calculates traffic & navigation within the website. It expires after 6 months.
To opt-out of Google Analytics, use their Opt-Out Tool
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR COOKIES
Cookies are sent to your browser by a website and then stored in the cookies directory of your device. To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as if you were going to use the internet) and then clicking on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’.
To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage the cookies on all standard web browsers, go to www.allaboutcookies.org and select the browser and version you are using. You’ll also find information about how to delete cookies from your computer.