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Cookie Policy

Updated December 12, 2018

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The use of cookies is now standard for most websites. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site.

How do we use cookies on our website?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. Cookies are used to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website, and allow us to improve our website.

We use the following types of cookies:

Cookie Type Description
Necessary These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. They help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the website may not function properly without these cookies.
Preferences These cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
Statistics Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around on our website when they are using it. These cookies help us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies provide statistics on how our website is used, help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur, etc.
Marketing Marketing 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.
Performance/Security These cookies help improve the performance of websites and ensure the availability and security of websites.
Unclassified Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Other cookie types

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

First Party – these cookies are set by us to give you the best user experience and to make sure our website is performing as it should.

Third Party – these cookies are set by our third party providers such as Google. We use Google Analytics to see how many people visit our site and how they use it, allowing us to make any necessary changes so that you have the best experience possible.

First party cookies

Cookie Name Cookie Type Purpose Duration
cookieconsent_status Preferences Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain. Persistent

Third party cookies

Some pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies in your browser.

DoubleClick

How DoubleClick uses cookies

Cookie Name Cookie Type Purpose Duration
__gads Marketing This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the display of advertisements on the site. Persistent
IDE Marketing Used by Double Click for re-targeting, optimization, reporting and attribution of online advertisements. Persistent

Facebook

facebook’s privacy policy

Cookie Name Cookie Type Purpose Duration
_fbp Marketing Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Session
fr Marketing Used by facebook social plug-in to store encrypted Facebook ID and Browser ID. We use Facebook functionality to enable visitors to easily share content across social media platforms. Persistent

Google Analytics

Google’s privacy policy | Opt out of Google Analytics

Cookie Name Cookie Type Purpose Duration
_ga Statistics Used by Google Analytics to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Persistent
_gat_gtag_UA_22456653_2 Statistics Used by Google Analytics as the Identification code of a website for tracking visits Session
_gid Statistics Used by Google Analytics to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Session

Google Maps

Google’s privacy policy

Cookie Name Cookie Type Purpose Duration
APISID Necessary Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behavior of Google Maps users. Persistent
HSID Necessary Persistent
NID Necessary Persistent
SAPISID Necessary Persistent
SID Necessary Persistent
SIDCC Necessary Persistent
SSID Necessary Persistent

YouTube

Google’s privacy policy

Cookie Name Cookie Type Purpose Duration
1P_JAR Necessary Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a YouTube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behavior of YouTube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account. Persistent
APISID Necessary Persistent
GPS Marketing Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. Session
HSID Necessary Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a YouTube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behavior of YouTube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account. Persistent
LOGIN_INFO Necessary Persistent
SAPISID Necessary Persistent
SID Necessary Persistent
SSID Necessary Persistent
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Necessary Persistent
YSC Necessary Persistent

Managing cookies on your device

You can restrict or block cookies which are set during your use of the website by changing your browser’s settings. Some pages and features may not work if you completely disable cookies, but many third party cookies can be safely blocked.

Check information in your browser’s help section for specific instructions on how to manage cookies. Alternatively, more information on the use of cookies can be found on the website www.allaboutcookies.org.

Update

We reserve the right to modify this cookie policy from time to time. It is your responsibility to regularly verify whether you have read and consented to the latest version of the applicable cookie policy.