Last updated: 15 September 2019

How we deploy “cookies”

Cookies are small packets of information stored by your web browser when you visit certain websites, including our website. Cookies are generally used by websites to improve your user experience by enabling that website to “remember” you, either strictly for the duration of your visit (using a “session” cookie, which is erased when you close your browser) or for repeat visits (using a “permanent” cookie).

We do not use cookies to store any personally identifiable information about you. However, please be advised that in some countries data—such as cookie IDs and IP-/MAC- addresses—are considered to be personal information. To the extent we process such data that is considered personal information, this will be done in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

Our site uses the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

We deploy cookies to help us to identify how users navigate to and around our website and to enable some of the features within the site that may be beneficial to you (e.g. language preferences or print page features). This helps us deliver an effective online service to you. These are known as “first-party cookies.”

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow our sites to remember choices you make—such as the region you are in—and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other customizable parts of a web page. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Performance cookies

We may also use cookies issued by third parties (“third-party cookies”) to track the websites you visited or search terms you used immediately prior to visiting this site, or to collect information about how visitors use the site. We use Google Analytics for this purpose.

Google Analytics uses its own cookies. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous. It is only used to improve how the site works. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies on the Google Analytics website.

You can void the use of Google Analytics related to your use of our site by downloading and installing the Browser Plugin available via this link.

Social media cookies

These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our site, or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking site, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. The social network will record that you have done this. This information may be linked to targeting/advertising activities.

How to reject cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can alter your browser settings. The procedure for doing so varies from one browser application to another. If you wish to reject cookies from our site, but wish to accept those from other sites, you may choose the option in your browser settings to receive a notice before a cookie is stored on your device. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information.

To find out more, please consult the following resources: AllAboutCookies.org and YourOnlineChoices.com. By disabling cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of our site or certain content or functionality may not be available.