1. What are cookies
1.1A ‘cookie’ is a small text file containing an identifier (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.
2.1We use these cookies to gain a better understanding of how our visitors use this website. Cookies help us tailor our websites to your personal needs, to improve their user-friendliness, to communicate to you elsewhere on the web etc. 2.2Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookie. 2.3See below for details on what information is collected by cookies and how we use that information. For more information about the kind of data we collect, please read our Privacy Notice.
3. What type of cookies do we use
3.1The following type of cookies are used on our website: i. Persistent Cookies - a persistent cookie will be used for authentication and if available setting preferences for website features. Using these cookies, therefore, may allow us to serve you content tailored to your interests and save you the time of having to re-register or re-enter information when you re-visit this website or try to access certain member-only sections. ii. Session Cookies - a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.
3.2For your reference, please note that the following cookies are used in our website (if you wish to learn more about these, please visit the links below):
4. How to delete cookies
4.1You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example: i. In Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11) ii. In Firefox (version 47), 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" iii. In Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customize 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". 4.2Blocking/deleting all cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website. 4.3Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
i. In Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced" ii. In Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites". iii. In Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customize 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
4.4For detailed information on cookies and browser specific guidance on cookies, please visit the following web-pages: i. http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ ii. http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-coohies/