Cookies can be categorized according to the following characteristics:
Whether they are “session cookies” or “persistent cookies”:
A session cookie is used each time you visit our website to give you a session ID. We use this type of cookie to link your actions on our website and each session cookie will only last for a browser session, at the end of which it will expire. Each browser session will start when you open your browser window and finish when you close your browser window. After your visit to our website all session cookies are deleted. Each time you visit our website you will have a different session ID.
A persistent cookie allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or across different sites) to be remembered. It has a longer lifetime than a session cookie and lasts for the period of time specified in the cookie (this will vary from cookie to cookie). This type of cookie will not be deleted when you close your browser window and will be stored on your computer or mobile device. It will be activated every time you visit a website which created that particular persistent cookie.
Whether they are “first party cookies” or “third party cookies”:
First party cookies: a first party cookie is a cookie set by us or any of our processors.
Third party cookies: a third-party cookie is a cookie set by a data controller that does not operate this site.
Please note that we do not have access or control over the cookies placed on this Site by third parties and use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies.
The types of cookies used on the Sites can be classified into different categories, namely functional and tracking cookies, to run its web applications:
Functional cookies are used to make the Site more user-friendly. To serve this purpose, your behaviour and some preferences are saved.
Tracking cookies are used for statistical purposes, including, amongst others, the use of Google Analytics software. This service is provided by Google, Inc. A Google Analytic cookie will monitor your use of the website and the findings will be analysed by us for research purposes. Google may use the information collected for their own research and customer servicing purposes. By using this website you are consenting to Google using data gathered about you.
The following cookies are used on the Site:
_ga (analytical, visitor segmentation, third party, 2 years retention period)
_gat_gtag_UA_30649425_1 (analytical, visitor identification, third party, 24 hours)
_gid (analytical, visitor identification, third party, 24 hours)
lpvXXXXXX (XXX = 6 random digits) (analytical, visitor interaction, third party, 2 years)
pardot (analytical, visitor interaction, third party, 2 years)
visitor_idXXX (XXX = same random digits) (analytical, visitor interaction, third party, 10 years)
_hjIncludedInSample (analytical, website usage and heatmap, third party, 2 years)
You can enable, disable and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you choose to decline cookies, this may affect the effective use of any functionality provided by the Site.
The ability to enable, disable and/or delete cookies can be completed at browser level. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your internet browser. You may use the “Help” option in your internet browser for more details. In particular, cookies may be managed:
- Chrome http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647
- Safari https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
- Internet explorer https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies
You can manage cookies and what is stored on your device. Use your browser settings to refuse or to delete cookies. Some devices permit control though your settings. Users that do not want data collected by Google Analytics can opt-out by installing Google Analytics opt-out add-on. Further information can be found at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
• analyse use of our online services;
• improve user experienced of our website and services; and
• to enable features of online services such as sharing content via social networks and other channels.