(a) what the cookies are;
(b) what types of cookies we use, and their purpose;
(c) how you can restrict, block or delete cookies; and
(d) other useful information about cookies.
- What are cookies?
Cookies are files created by websites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. With cookies, sites can keep you signed in, remember your site preferences, and give you locally relevant content.
There are two types of cookies:
- First-party cookies are created by the site you visit. The site is shown in the address bar.
- Third-party cookies are created by other sites. These sites own some of the content, like ads or images, that you see on the webpage you visit
Cookies can be used by us for other purposes. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on our Website, to remember your user ID on our Website, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently. Cookies can also be used by us to collect information about webpages visited and content viewed by you, links and buttons clicked, URLs visited before and after you visit our Website.
Much, though not all, of the data that is collected through cookies is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve your user experience.
Please note that cookies can’t harm your computer. We use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the Website. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine relevant related products to show you when you’re browsing.
- What types of cookies we use, and their purpose?
We use the following types of cookies:
- Essential cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They include cookies, for example that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/Performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors on the website. They show how visitors are moving around on the website. This helps us to improve our website structure in order for visitors to find what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website and this enables us to personalise the website content for you in order to be more suitable, for example by greeting you by your name and remember your different configured preferences.
- Targeting cookies: These cookies used for recording your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This helps us to display website content and advertising that is more relevant to your interests. This information may be shared with third-parties services such as advertisers.
Find more in detail information about the individual cookies we use and their purposes in Appendix A on the next page.
- How can you restrict, block or delete cookies?
Most web browsers have cookies enabled and accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally, you have the option to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. You may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.
(a) Internet Explorer: Click the Tools button, and then click on Internet option. In the Privacy tab, click the Advanced button under Settings and change the way Internet Explorer handles cookies. Learn how to manage Internet Explorer cookies
(b) Microsoft Edge: Go to More, Settings and under Advanced settings, select View advanced Settings, and then under Privacy and services go to Cookies and choose the option you want. Block all cookies blocks all cookies that websites try to save to your computer. Block only third-party cookies blocks third party cookies, which are saved by external web services, such as ads embedded on webpages you have navigated to. Learn how to manage Microsoft Edge cookies
(c) Firefox: Open the menu and select Preferences, select the Privacy panel, set Firefox will to use custom settings for history and change the way Firefox handles cookies. Learn how to manage Firefox cookies
(d) Google Chrome: Open the menu and select Settings, Show advanced settings, in the Privacy section, click on Content settings and change the way Chrome handles cookies. Learn how to manage Chrome cookies
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