Cookie Policy

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.  They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to owners of the site. 

We use cookies for the following general purposes:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. These essential cookies are always enabled because our website won’t work properly without them. They may keep the website secure or assist with your settings or log in, even the cookie warning itself.  As strictly necessary, or functional cookies, they cannot be disabled.
  • Performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.  The performance cookies are listed in the table below and we request your consent before placing them on your device. 
  • Advertising (targeting or tracking) cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. Advertising cookies are used by websites to track the browsing activities and behaviour of online users to build a profile of the user’s interests and to show relevant advertisements on other websites.  We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose so that they can serve you with relevant advertising on their websites.  The advertising cookies are listed in the table below and we request your consent before placing them on your device.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

 

STRICTLY NECESSARY & FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

Cookie Title

Cookie Name

Purpose

Expiry

PHPSESSID

This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie stores and identifies a user's unique session ID to manage user sessions on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and will be deleted when all the browser windows are closed.

Session

 

ak_bmsc

This cookie is used by Akamai to optimize site security by distinguishing between humans and bots.

2 hours

Cookieyes-consent

CookieYes sets this cookie to remember users' consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors.

1 year

AWSALBCORS

Amazon Web Services set this cookie for load balancing.

7 days

language

Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features. This cookie is used to store the language preference of the user.

1 month

currency

Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features. This cookie is used to store the currency preference of the user.

1 month

ENCRYPT

It helps protect private information, sensitive data, and can enhance the security of communication between client apps and servers.

20 minutes

 

PERFORMANCE AND ANALYTICS COOKIES

Cookie Title

Cookie Name

Purpose

Expiry

_ga

Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.

Google 3rd party

1 year 1 month 4 days

 

_gid

Google Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.

Google 3rd party

1 day

_gat

Google Universal Analytics sets this cookie to restrain request rate and thus limit data collection on high-traffic sites.

Google 3rd party

1 minute

AWSALB

AWSALB is an application load balancer cookie set by Amazon Web Services to map the session to the target.

Amazon 3rd Party

7 days

 

ADVERTISISING COOKIES

Cookie Title

Cookie Name

Description / Purpose

Expiry

YSC

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.

Youtube sets this cookie to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.

YouTube 3rd party

session

 

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.

YouTube sets this cookie to measure bandwidth, determining whether the user gets the new or old player interface.

YouTube 3rd party

6 months

yt-remote-device-id

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.

YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.

YouTube 3rd party

never

yt-remote-connected-devices

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.

YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.

YouTube 3rd party

never

_gsas

Google AdManager sets this cookie for advertising, including serving and rendering ads, personalizing ads.

Google 3rd party

1 year 24 days

VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA

YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.

YouTube 3rd party

6 months

 

The following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services:

  • Google
  • YouTube
  • Amazon

 

Manage the use of performance and advertising cookies

While you cannot turn off strictly necessary cookies, our site provides the ability for you to manage the use of performance and advertising cookies.  The cookie banner on the website landing page allows you to either “Accept All”, “Reject All” or to opt to “Manage Choices.” If you choose to manage the cookies you can opt to “Enable” or “Disable” the performance and/or advertising cookies used on the website.

You may change your mind at any time, but any change you make will change the cookies set from that point and not retrospectively. 

 

More about cookies

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how you can manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers, visit:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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