What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. These text files allow a website to remember your device and how you interacted with the website, which is useful for a number of different purposes. For example, you won't have to re-enter all of your login information every time you visit a website you frequently log in to.
First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.
How can you manage or opt out of cookies?
If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Types of Cookies and how we use them
Essential cookies are crucial to your experience and full functionality of a website. They allow us to enable core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts and secure payment processing.
Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to help us understand and analyze how well the website is performing and where it needs improvement.
Functionality / Preference cookies
Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and time zone settings) to provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services.
Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you.