What are cookies and how do we use them?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites that can recognize you when you revisit and remember certain information about you. This can include pages you have visited, choices you have made from menus, any specific information you have entered into forms, and the time and date of your visit. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other website users, which helps us to enhance the user’s experience and improve our Website functionality.
- Make our Website work in a more user-friendly way;
- Analyze how well our Website and services perform;
- Understand, improve and research features and services, such as the speed and security of our Website;
- Help you fill out forms on our Website more easily; and
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission);
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission);
- Pass data to advertising networks;
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties; or
- Pay sales commissions.
Our Website uses three types of cookies to improve the functionality of our site and to deliver many of the features that make your browser experience more user-friendly. These are described in more detail below.
Our own cookies
- Whether you have visited us before or are a new visitor; and
- Your search settings, which help us to understand which areas of the Website are of greatest interest to you.
These cookies are required for the operation of our Website. If you do not want these cookies to be set, you should not access or use our Website for any purpose.
Social website cookies
Our Website contains links to Facebook, Twitter and other similar social media sites that enable you to “Like” or share the content of our website with other people via social media. When you use these “share” buttons, a third-party cookie is installed. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Third party cookies
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” (DNT) signals to websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they are even aware of them. We currently do not change our tracking practices in response to DNT settings in your web browser.
More information about cookies.
You can usually switch cookies off or disable or refuse to allow cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Doing so, however, might limit the accessibility and functionality of the Website. For more detailed information about cookies, including how to disable cookies, see www.allaboutcookies.org.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware.” Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.
If you have any questions in relation to this policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: January 2020