Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as allowing you to share content from this site on Facebook and other social networks.
A cookie cannot read data off a user's hard drive or read cookie files created by other websites. Cookies provide information to the owners of the site, and in some instances third parties, about how people are using their site.
This data file stores the information you provide us with and in doing so enables us, amongst other things to 'remember' you on repeat visit and to keep you logged into the Site as you move around it, to avoid you having to keep reintroducing yourself. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve the Site.
We use the following types of cookies:
1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Site and make purchases.
2. Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of users and to see how users move around the Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
3. Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
4. Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Site and the advertising displayed on it and third party websites more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below.
We also use independent measurement, advertising and research companies, who gather information regarding the visitors to the Site using cookies, log file data and code embedded on our website. We use this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users.
We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can set your browser to prevent this. If your browser's preferences allow it, each website or third party service provider is able to send a cookie to your browser.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies we use on the Site you can do this within your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to do this. For more information about how to change your browser settings please see: www.aboutcookies.org.
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