When accessing or using our Website, we may use one or more “cookies”. “Cookies” are small text files, placed on a computer hard drive, which enable websites to remember your user preferences. Without cookies, we may not be able to provide certain services or features, and the Website will not work as efficiently as we would like. You can turn cookies off, but if you do this you may not be able to access some services on the Website.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text-only strings of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit our Website or another website using our implemented web tool. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes those cookies.
Setting and storing cookies
Cookies may be set either by the website you are visiting (“first party cookies”) or by third party websites who run content on the website you are viewing(“third party cookies”). They may be stored either for the duration of your visit to the Website or for repeat visits.
Please note that by accessing or using our website, you consent to the use of the items described in this policy.
On the next page, you will see how Google manages the information contained in its advertising products and makes its own decisions about the use of associated cookies: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings (see your browser, Help section for instructions). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites you visit. The deactivation of cookies generally also results in the deactivation of certain features and characteristics of the site. Therefore, it is recommended not to disable cookies.
Cookies and this site
This site offers bulletin or email subscription services and cookies can be used to remind you if you are already registered. These cookies allow us to display certain notifications that may only be valid for your subscriptions and/or unsubscriptions.
When you submit data through a form such as those found on the contact or comment pages, cookies can be set to store your details and user preferences for future correspondence.
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide you with features to define your preferences for this site when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called up each time you interact with a page. This site will then be affected by your preferences.
This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most popular and trusted analytics solutions on the web. Google Analytics helps us understand how you use the site and how we can improve your experience. These cookies can track events such as how much time you spend on the site and the pages you visit, so that we can continue to produce compelling content.
For more information about Google Analytics cookies, visit the official Google Analytics page.
Third party analyses are used to track and measure the use of this site so that we can continue to produce compelling content. These cookies can track things like how much time you spend on the site or the pages you visit that helps us understand how we can improve the site for you.
From time to time, we test new features and make changes to the way the site is delivered. We are always testing new features and these third-party cookies can be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience on the site. This is while ensuring that we understand the optimizations that need to be made to ensure that our users have the best possible experience.
The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve relevant ads across the web, and limit the number of times an ad is directed to you.
For more information about Google AdSense see the Google AdSense privacy page.
You can see through the following page how Google manages data in its advertising products and make your own choices about the use of associated cookies: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
In some cases, we may provide you with personalized content based on what you tell us about yourself, directly or indirectly, by linking one or more social media accounts. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we may feel is of interest to you.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. In order for social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, will set cookies through our site that can be used to improve your profile on their site or to contribute to the data they hold for various purposes described in their respective privacy policies.
Different types of cookies
There are four main types of cookie:
(i)Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to login, navigate around and use the features of a website, or to provide a service requested by you, for example by remembering items you have placed in an online shopping basket. We do not need to obtain your consent in order to use these cookies.
(ii)Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by using a cookie to store information about the region in which you are currently located, remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other parts of web pages that you can customize, and provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect remains anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
(iii)Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for example which pages you go to most often, and record difficulties you may experience while using the Website, for example error messages. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve the efficiency of the website.
(iv)Targeting Cookies or advertising Cookies: These cookies are used to deliver advertisements tailored to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization. For more information about online behavioral advertising cookies and online privacy, please see the guide produced by the internet advertising industry available at www.youronlinechoices.com.
You can see through the following page how Google manages the data in its advertising products and make your own choices about the use of the associated cookies: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
In the hope that we have clarified things for you, and as mentioned above, if you are still hesitating whether or not you should let cookies enabled, it is generally safer to let cookies enabled if you want to enjoy all the features on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information, you can contact us via our contact form.