What are cookies
Cookies are small text files —usually consisting of letters and numbers—stored on your device by a website server.
Cookies are distinguished in "Session Cookies” and "Persistent Cookies” depending on the time they remain stored on your device. "Session cookies” are stored on your device at the time you visit a website and are deleted automatically after you close your browser. "Persistent cookies” are stored on your device at the time you visit a website and remain stored after you close your browser. Persistent cookies will be activated again automatically when you open your browser and browse the internet.
First and third party cookies – Whether a cookie is "first” or "third” party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user - the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.
We and/or third parties providing services on behalf of us classify cookies in the following categories.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are absolutely necessary in order to provide you the requested services through the Website. These are essential to enable you to visit our Website and use its features properly. Basic functions such as maintaining an anonymised user session by the server rely on these key cookies.
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||This cookie name is generally associated with use as a general purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft ASP based technologies. The structure of the cookie name is a common root - ASPSESSIONID, followed by a series of unique letters. It is usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
These cookies collect information on how users use the Website and enable us to update and improve the Website and visitor’s experience based on links and traffic. These cookies also enable you to share content with social websites.
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||This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
||This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
||The loc cookie is one of the cookies used to track usage of the Addthis.com service. It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites.
||The uvc cookie is one of the cookies used to track usage of the Addthis.com service. It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites.
These cookies enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. Also, they store an updated page share count.
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||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.
How to control cookies
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. You have the ability to enable or disable the storage of cookies on your device by changing the settings of your browser at any time. You can also set your browser to inform you before a cookie is stored on your device or follow your browser’s instructions to delete cookies already stored. If you use various devices, you have to adjust your preferred browser settings in respect to cookies at each one of your devices.
If you choose to disable all cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our Website or receive our services via our Website.
You can find additional information on cookies used on various websites through your browser or other internet resources.
To manage cookies via your browser, click the following links to be directed to your browser’s instructions:
- Microsoft Windows Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Apple Safari
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
How to Contact Us
This Notice updates and supersedes previous versions. We may change this Notice at any time. The "LAST UPDATED” section at the bottom of this page lists when this Notice was last revised. Any changes to this Notice will become effective when we make the revised Notice available on or through the Sites.
LAST UPDATED: 21-Jun-2019