What are Cookies?

Cookies and other similar tracking technologies are small text files or code placed on your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website or app or view a message. Cookies allow a website or app to recognise a particular device.

Our use of Cookies

We use cookies and other similar tracking technologies on our website. These help us recognise you and your device and store some information about your use of the website.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and we tell you below how to remove cookies from your browser. However, if you do so, some of our website features may not function as a result.

For further information on our use of cookies and other similar tracking technologies, including the specific cookies we use, please see below.

What we use cookies for

We use cookies and other similar tracking technologies to:

  • obtain information about your use of our website;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and services and to help us better understand our users’ requirements; and
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

Types of cookies

The cookies we place on your device may fall into the following categories:

  • Session cookies—these allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards.
  • Persistent cookies—these are stored on your device in between browser sessions. These allow your preferences or actions across our website to be remembered. These will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache.
  • Strictly necessary cookies—these cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate our website and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for could not be provided.
  • Performance cookies—these cookies collect information about how you use our website, e.g. which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works.

The cookies we use

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

 

Cookie name First or Third Party Cookie Type and Purpose Duration
_ga Third party Performance cookie
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data here.
2 Years
_gid Third party This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form. 1 Day
vuid Third party  This domain of this cookie is owned by Vimeo. This cookie is used by vimeo to collect tracking information. It sets a unique ID to embed videos to the website. 2 Years
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional First party The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”. 1 Year
viewed_cookie_policy First party The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data. 1 Year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary First party  This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”. 1 Year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance First party This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”. 1 Year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics First party This cookies is set by GDPR Cookie Consent WordPress Plugin. The cookie is used to remember the user consent for the cookies under the category “Analytics”. 1 Year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement First party The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Advertisement”. 1 Year
__cfduid Third party The cookie is used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information. 1 Month

 

Other technologies we use in our newsletters

We also use pixels or web beacons in our email updates that we send to you regarding the Facebook case. These pixels track whether our email was delivered and opened and whether links within the email were clicked. They also allow us to collect information such as your IP address, browser, email client type and other similar details. We use this information to measure the effectiveness of our updates and for analytics.

You can always unsubscribe from our mailing list by using the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of our email communications or you can email us at [email protected]

Consent to use cookies

We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar tracking technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.

There is a notice on our home page which describes how we use cookies and requests your consent before we place any non-essential cookies on your device.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, you can visit the third party website: www.allaboutcookies.org

Updates to this Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

The date at the bottom of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

Contact

If you have questions or concerns regarding our use of cookies or other similar tracking technologies you can contact us at [email protected]

 

This policy was last updated on: 9 April 2021

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