The information does not directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.
Cookies are basically small text files placed on your mobile or computing device upon visiting most websites and are used to record information about your activity including, page views, webpage engagement and duration, and other actions you take on the website.
Cookies can either be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies stay on your mobile or computing device for set periods or until deleted, while session cookies are usually deleted once your web session is finished.
Other data collecting technologies with similar functionality (such as pixels) are used on our website. While the specific names and types of similar technologies we use may change from time to time as technology improves, here are some basic definitions of similar technologies that may be in use on this website. They are included here to help you better understand this policy.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
The cookies and similar technologies we use (or intend to use in the future) may be one of the following types
We allow some authorised service providers to place cookies and similar technologies on our website for the same purposes as outlined above, such as collecting information about your online activity through time and across different mobile and computing devices in order to provide more relevant advertising.
For example, we use third party cookie and analytics partners, including Google and Facebook to provide personalised advertising services through Facebook’s advertising platforms (such as Audience Network, Custom Audiences, and Facebook Pixel) and other social networks, and similarly for Google’s advertising platforms (e.g., DoubleClick for Publishers, Google AdX, and Adwords).
Additionally, we may work with advertising networks to allow us to serve you advertisements. These ad networks may use third-party cookies, pixels, or similar technologies to collect information. The information these third parties collect may be used to provide you with more relevant advertising.
To opt out of Google Analytics, feel free to install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser here. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize your Google display network ads, feel free to visit the Google Ads Settings page.
To opt out of cookies from these service providers please visit www.facebook.com and www.google.com/settings/ads respectively.
On your mobile computing device, enable the following setting on your iOS and Android systems respectively: “Limit Ad Tracking” (iOS) and the “Opt out of Ads Personalization” (Android). To opt-out of location tracking turn off your GPS while using our website.
Web browser settings
We are committed to offering you meaningful privacy choices and you have a number of options including disabling or modifying cookie use in your web browser (such as to accept or deny cookies, to request your permission on each occasion a site attempts to set a cookie or you can even manually delete previously stored cookies at any time). Please note though that cookies are important to many aspects for our website – if you disable cookies, you may not be able to engage in all of the features our website and doing so may impair the website or prevent certain elements functioning optimally.
Another option is to simply not use our website and its associated social media accounts.
More information about analytics and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, is available at these websites:
Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page
Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page
Last amended: 25 November 2018