What are cookies?For almost any modern website to work properly, it needs to collect certain basic information on its users. To do this, a site will create files known as cookies – which are small text files – on its users’ computers, or mobile devices. These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognise its users on subsequent visits, or to authorise other designated websites to recognise these users for a particular purpose. Cookies make your browsing experience better by allowing the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login and region selection). This means you don’t have to re-enter this information each time you return to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies also provide information on how people use the website, for instance whether it’s their first time visiting or if they are a frequent visitor. We use this information to improve the browsing experience for all of our users. Some websites may also use web beacons (also known as pixels or tags) to collect information, which are embedded in images. Web beacons only collect limited information, including a cookie number, a timestamp, and a record of the page on which they are placed. Websites may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign (for example by counting the number of visitors).
What cookies do we use and why?Some cookies are necessary to allow you to browse our website, use its features, and access secure areas. The use of these cookies is essential for the website to work. Our Websites use 1st party cookies (set by us), 3rd party cookies (which are set by third parties), and other similar technologies. Below is a list of the different types of cookies that we use on our Websites.
Essential Cookies and Similar Technologies: Used by us enable you to navigate the Websites and use its services and features. Without these essential cookies, the Websites will not perform smoothly and we may not be able to provide the Websites to you or provide you with certain services or features of our Websites.
Preference Cookies and Similar Technologies: These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and allow us to remember these settings and to customize our Websites accordingly, for example on our demo websites you can select the theme of the website.
Social Media Cookies and Similar Technologies: Used by us collect information about your use of social media websites.
Analytics Cookies and Similar Technologies: Used by us and third parties to collect information about your use of the Websites and enable us to improve the way it works and operates. Specifically, analytics cookies provide us with information regarding what the most frequently visited pages on the Websites are, help us record and debug any issues you may have with the Websites, and show us how effective our advertising is. These analytics cookies allow us to see overall patterns of usage on the Websites. We use this information to understand the traffic on our Websites.