What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, typically containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (eg. logging in), to track site usage (eg. analytics), to store your customer settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (eg. advertising, language).
Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party cookies”, and typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) are called “third-party cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
Types of cookies and how we use them
Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like customer logins, account management, shopping carts and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website.
Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site customers, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their customers may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies on our site.
Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. We use functionality cookies for selected features on our site.
Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We use targeting/advertising cookies on our site.
Third-party cookies on our site
Our third-party privacy promise
We review the privacy policies of all our third-party providers before enlisting their services to ensure their practices align with ours. We will never knowingly include third-party services that compromise or violate the privacy of our use.
Cookies in use on our website
The following cookies may be set by our website.
|lang_name||This cookie stores the user’s language settings.|
|SESS||This cookie stores the session ID of an authenticated user to provide them a better user experience. This cookie expires 28 days from the session date.|
|piwik_ignore||This cookie will be set if you choose to opt out of participating in website analytics provided by O’Brien Media.|
|_pk_ref, _pk_cvar, _pk_id, _pk_ses||These are O’Brien Media Analytics cookies. We use O’Brien Media Analytics to help us collect anonymous statistics on visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, how long a user spends on the site, and the pages they visited. This helps us to understand how people use the site and to make improvements to our site. This cookie expires 28 days from the session date.|
|ShareThis||This cookie is related to the ShareThis plugin and enables integration with the ShareThis social media sharing service. Learn more about ShareThis here. This cookie expires 28 days from the session date.|
How you can control or opt-out of cookies
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.
Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content across the sites you visit.
The following external links will explain you how to manage cookies for the most common browsers:
- Cookie Settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie Settings in Google Chrome
- Cookie Settings in Firefox
- Cookie Settings in Safari
For more information on how to set your cookie preferences using your web browser, please see: www.allaboutcookies.org
Opt out of website analytics cookies
We use O’Brien Media Analytics, powered by Matomo, to gather information on how visitors use our website. This helps us improve our website and the services we offer. If you would like to opt out of this process please follow the steps below.