Cookies are small files, usually containing letters and numbers, which are downloaded to a device each time users access a website. They are used extensively to ensure websites work more efficiently. Cookies are created each time a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends the information to the browser, which creates a text file. Each time the user visits the same website again, the browser retrieves the file and sends it to the website server. Cookies have a variety of functions including, among others, collecting and remembering information about user preferences, using the shopping cart and generally making the website easier for the user to use.
What are cookies?
- Make it easier to browse the website and use its features to provide a seamless experience.
- Improve the website.
- Offer customised browsing functions on the website.
- Provide personalised advertisements.
- Collect information about website usage so that we can provide a better experience by assessing the areas of greatest interest to you or remember your details each time you visit.
The types of cookies are set out below:
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Type 1: Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary to enable users to browse the website and use features such as accessing a secure area without having to log in repeatedly and remember the actions that have been performed on each page during the session. IMPORTANT: Without these cookies, we cannot guarantee the performance of the website or online security during sessions.
Type 2: Performance cookies
We use performance cookies, specifically Google Analytics cookies, to collect information about how users use our website. Data collected include website clicks, number of web pages visited, session duration, and error messages, which help improve the website and are used to provide users with a better experience. For more information about Google Analytics, click here. We may also collect information periodically about how users use the website through other performance cookies similar to Google Analytics cookies. Although the information collected through the use of these cookies may include the user’s IP address and browser and domain information, such data is collected and analysed anonymously and in an aggregated form.
Type 3: Functionality cookies
Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices users make on the website, such as username, language and preferences. This information allows us to provide our users with personalised features when they browse the website.
Type 4: Advertising and personalised cookies
We use these cookies on our website to offer advertisements that are of interest to you. They collect and store information about a user’s activities on the website such as pages browsed, links and items selected, browsing habits, etc., and track users’ movements across websites so that we can limit the number or avoid repetition of advertisements on the website and evaluate the effectiveness of advertising campaigns to improve your experience. In addition, some of these cookies may be stored on your computer and may be used by third parties for advertising purposes subject to your prior consent. This happens when the website you are visiting displays content from a third-party website or you click on the website’s "share" button and your computer receives the third party’s cookies. Third parties may include social media providers such as Facebook and YouTube, and the Reevoo consumer and social user feedback website, which provide services to users and us. These cookies allow third parties to collect and store information such as user preferences and pages visited for advertising purposes or to improve services. Please note that we cannot control third-party cookies and therefore we do not take any responsibility in this regard. Please visit the following third-party websites to view their respective cookie policies:
These web pages provide information on how to configure most browsers. How to disable Google Analytics anonymous cookies: You can install the Google Analytics plug-in in your browser to prevent the website from sending information about your visits to Google Analytics. For more information, visit: www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy
IMPORTANT: Cookies are used to improve or enable the functionality and processes of our website. Disabling or deleting cookies may prevent users from using the features of the website, or may cause the website to function in the browser differently than originally intended.