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Cookies Use

Published as at December 27, 2020

This page describes our use of cookies on By using the site you are giving consent to our use of cookies and 3rd party use of cookies. Please use your browser settings to manage security levels and to set your preferences for receiving cookies.

What is a cookie?

Wikipedia defines a cookie as:

“An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields, such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit-card numbers. ”

While cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies have commonly been used in the past as way to compile long-term records of individuals' browsing histories - a major privacy concern that prompted law makers around the world to take action.

Importance of cookies in authentication

Cookies do perform essential functions in the modern web. Most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with. Without such a mechanism, a site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate themselves by logging in. The security of an authentication cookie generally depends on the security of the issuing website and the user’s web browser. If not implemented correctly, a cookie’s data can be intercepted by a hacker to gain unapproved access to the user’s data and possibly to the originating website

Managing Cookies

You can easily delete cookies from your computer and can also use your web browser to adjust your privacy settings – in other words which type of cookies you accept from the websites you browse, and how you allow those websites to read the cookies.

Our use of Cookies

We use cookies to better manage your interaction with the website and improve usability. We also use cookies to track how our users use the website which helps us to improve the service we offer.

Cookies for measuring use of our site

We use Google analytics to analyse how our users use our site. Google analytics generate statistical information about website use by storing cookies on users’ computers and tracking that user’s journey through the website. The information generated helps us understand how people use the site which is very important as we strive to make it better. Google might store this information, although some of the cookies they use are deleted when you close your browser. You can find out more about the way Google manages cookies by visiting their privacy policies.

Cookies from other related sites

All and related sites use cookies to help improve user experience as well as authentication. The Cookie and Privacy policies of and related sites are generally consistent. However, if you choose to click on a link to a or related site from this site, then you will need to consult the specific Cookie and Privacy policies of the site you have just visited.

Cookies from advertisers

We may run paid for advertising campaigns from time to time. These campaigns help support and allow us to provide you this service for free. Cookies from advertisers might use cookies to track various things like how many times you have seen an ad, or whether you have clicked on an ad before. While we cannot presume or specify every possible campaign or use, we can clearly confirm that as a policy we do not subscribe to any behavioural advertising solutions.

Third party plug-in cookies

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Third party websites

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Other websites

From time to time we link to other third party websites from articles and newsletters. We may have commercial relationships with these websites. We are not responsible for their use of cookies so please be sure to check the equivalent of this page on their website for more information on how they use cookies.

More Information

If you require more information or you have a question regarding our Cookies Policy, then please Contact us.

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