What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer by web browser or other internet-connected device when you visit a website. Cookies are used to track information about your web browser and may have several functions, including remembering login details, language preference, time or date, and other visitor metrics. They’re completely safe and can’t be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your device.
The uses of cookies are to identify individual visitors and their behavior on your website. These cookies determine whether the visitor is part of an experiment, track visitor views over a variation and let serve the same variation to the visitor consistently over multiple visits, and, finally, track completed goals. They are also used to accelerate your future activities on your website. We use different types of cookies, local storage objects, and similar technologies, each storing a different set of data. These cookies do not interfere with the loading or functioning of the web page at all. Also, they collect information that does not personally identify anyone.
Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires automatically when you close your browser. A persistent cookie will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves; some may expire after a few minutes while others may expire after multiple years. Cookies placed by the website you’re visiting are called “first party cookies”.
Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our website. Our website is scanned with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible.
We classify cookies in the following categories:
Strictly Necessary cookies are necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are essential in order to enable you to navigate around the website and use its features. If you remove or disable these cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use our websites.
- Function/Preference cookies allow us to remember the choices made by you (such as your user name, language or region) as well as other functionalities (such as controlling the cookie banner, redirection to a new page) in order to provide a more personalized online experience. These preferences are remembered (through the use of persistent cookies) so that you need not set them again the next time you visit the page.
- Analytics cookies help us improve the way our websites work (e.g. by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily). These track information about visits to the websites so that we can make improvement and report our performance. For example: analyze visitor and user behavior so as to provide more relevant content or suggest certain activities. These cookies also collect information about how visitors use the websites, which site the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long the user stays on the websites. We might also use analytics cookies to test new pages or features to see how users react to them.