What are cookies
A cookie is a small data/text file that is stored in the internet browser used by you after visiting a/our website and may be allocated to your computer or mobile device. The information stored in a cookie can be read by the web server and is used to allow a website to recognise your computer when you revisit a website or browse from page to page of a website.
They are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide us with information about how you use our website. Don’t worry; cookies do not damage your device, they are merely used to ‘remember’ you when you visit again, and the cookies we use don’t hold any data that can identify you personally. You are in control – you may delete the stored cookies at any time (also in an automated manner). Further, you may deny the storage of cookies through your browser settings altogether.
We may collect information about your visit to our site to assist us to measure and improve our website. Examples of information that we collect include – day and time of your visit, whether you have visited our website previously, whether you used a search engine to find us and some geographical information about what country and state you are in.
We use Google Analytics to collect visitor information so that we can better understand how to improve our products and services for you. One of the primary methods used by this tool is the placement of cookies.
For information on disabling these cookies, please go to the privacy settings section within your browser. In addition to the session cookie, Google Analytics uses other data collection methods such as appending query strings to an image request. We store the data generated by Google Analytics securely and do not share it with third parties.
We also use other external companies;
- for web hosting services for this website; and/or
- to gather non-personal information (using cookies) in order to evaluate the website’s effectiveness. For example, online marketing activities.