Cookies – Introduction
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your device (computer, tablet or smartphone) when you accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past action, or keeping you logged in on a website as you navigate from one page to another.
Cookies can be “persistent” cookies (they remain on your device until they expire or you delete them) or “session” cookies (they are removed from your device when your session ends).
This website uses different types of cookies, some which are placed by third party services that appear on our pages:
Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.
Preference/Functional Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember preference, choices you make, information you have entered in a form and provide enhanced functionality and personal features.
Performance Cookies: These cookies help to improve the performance of our website. For example, they collect statistical information about which pages visitors go to most often and help us to provide a better user experience.
Marketing Cookies: These cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
Example of Cookie Use:
Functional Third Party Cookies: We use third party cookies to – for example – process your subscription to our newsletter, your ghost net data submissions, or a payment you have made. Without them you would simply lose information from one page to the next. We also use social media (e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) link buttons to connect with/to their websites, so read their cookie use policy to check what information they’re collecting on you too. Our email marketing (which includes our newsletter) may be trackable at an individual level, allowing us to determine, for example, opens and link clicks. This information is generally used to help assess the effectiveness of communications.
What are your choices regarding cookies?
Cookie functionality, as well as options for restricting or blocking cookies, can be managed by changing the settings of your web browser. Please visit the help pages of your web browser. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
To Opt out of Double Click cookies visit https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996
Opt out with NAI – Network Advertising Initiative visit http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Please note, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, some of the features on our website may not work as intended – or at all.
How to delete cookies in the most common web browsers:
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences or https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-third-party-cookies
Internet Explorer: https://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265 or https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US
What Cookies We Use
How Do We Update This Cookie Use Policy?
We keep our Cookie Use Policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This Cookie Use Policy was last updated on May 20, 2018.