What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your internet-connected device when you visit our Sites. It may allow our Sites to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, so you do not have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to our Sites or browse from one page to another, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the Sites.
Types of Cookies
Cookies are an essential part of the functionality of our Sites. Generally, we use a number of different types of cookies on our Sites to improve your browsing experience, help our Sites work efficiently and enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our Sites.
Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are stored only temporarily during your browsing session and are automatically deleted from your device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are not automatically deleted from your device when you close the browser but are saved on your device for a fixed period of time or until you manually delete them.
Essential or Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for us to operate our Sites. For example, these cookies help us collect information, such as your session ID and other server information, that enables us to authenticate you. Essential Cookies typically are deleted when you end your browsing session or within a short period of time thereafter. You may stop these cookies from being downloaded on your device by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser. However, without these cookies our Sites cannot function properly.
These cookies are used to analyse how you navigate through and use our Sites. These cookies help us improve the performance of our Sites and make them more user-friendly. For example, these cookies collect information about how you use the Sites, including the pages you view, how long you stay on a page and whether the page is displayed correctly or whether errors occur. Some of these cookies are persistent cookies which remain on your device for a certain period of time after you end your browsing session, unless you delete them. We use third-party analytics services on our website.
These cookies enable improved website performance and an enhanced user experience. These cookies collect information about your choices and remember your preferences so we can show you relevant content. For example, they allow us to remember your language or currency preferences during a browsing session. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Sites.
Social Media Plug-In Cookies
You can restrict or block cookies from any website at any time by changing the configuration of your browser. You can also delete all cookies that are already on your device. Each browser's settings are different so you will need to refer to your browser's support or help centre for instructions on how to manage cookies. If you decide to block all cookies then this may affect the functionality of our Sites.
You can find out more about cookies and how to block and remove them at www.allaboutcookies.org. Websites such as www.youronlinechoices.com.au (if you are a resident in Australia) and www.youronlinechoices.eu (if you are a resident in the EU) provide more information on behavioural advertising and how to opt out of it from certain companies.
Last Updated: 25 September 2023