â€¢ What is a Cookie:
A cookie is a file containing a string of letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
â€¢ Type of Cookie:
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Will the Cookie take any private information:
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
â€¢ What are those Cookies used for:
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
We use the following five cookies: __cfduid, __smListBuidlerShown, __smToken, wfvt_1820754497 and wordfence_verifiedHuman on our website to recognise the following:
a) a computer when a user visits the website
b) track users as they navigate the website
c) improve the website’s usability
d) analyse the use of the website
e) administer the website
f) prevent fraud and improve the security of the website
g) target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Some of the cookies on our website are third party cookies.
We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using the DoubleClick cookie.
We publish Google AdSense advertisements on our website. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using the DoubleClick cookie. This behaviour tracking allows Google to tailor the advertisements you see on other websites to reflect your interests (in addition we do publish our own interest-based advertisements on this website).
You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: www.google.com.
You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the NAI’s (Network Advertising Initiative’s) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: www.networkadvertising.org.
BLOCKING OUR COOKIES
We allow you to refuse to accept cookies on our website so, please select any of the following steps applicable to you.
1.) in Internet Explorer, you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
2.) in Firefox, you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and un-ticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
3.) in Chrome, you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
NOTE 1: Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including ours.
NOTE 2: If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer yourself at any time by following any of the following steps applicable to you:
1.) In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files you can find instructions for doing so at: http://windows.microsoft.com
2.) In Firefox, you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”
3.) In Chrome, you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
NOTE 1: Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.