By using any of our websites, you agree that we can place cookies on your device. If you want to restrict or block any of the above cookies, you should do this through the web browser settings for each browser you use and on each device you use to access the Internet.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device, preferences and generally help to improve your online experience.
As you navigate through and interact with our websites, we may automatically collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:
- Details of your visits to our websites, including traffic data, location data and information about the resources that you access and use on our websites; and
- General non-personal statistical data about your operating system and browser type.
Collecting this data helps us to improve our websites and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns;
- Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our websites according to your individual interests;
- Speed up your searches; and
- Recognize you when you return to any of our websites.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies which are essential to enable you to use a website;
- Performance cookies which collect aggregated and anonymous information about how visitors a particular website;
- Functionality cookies which allow us to remember choices a user makes and provide enhanced, more personal features, such as storing personal data so that in the future forms on the websites can be auto-completed, saving the user time; and
- Cookies supplied by third parties which can be downloaded to your device. These third- party cookies are not under our control so you should check the websites and cookie policies of any third parties.
We will not keep any cookies placed on the device from which you access any of our websites longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above. In any event, such information may not be kept for longer than 1 year.