Last updated 14th May 2021
What are cookies?
Cookies can be stored on your computer for different periods of time. "Session cookies" only last for as long as the browser session and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. "Persistent cookies" survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date set in the cookie (as determined by the third-party placing it), and help recognise your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again. For more details on cookies please visit All About Cookies. The Website uses first party cookies (cookies set directly by us and are essential for using and navigating our services) as well as third-party cookies, as described below.
What cookies and other technologies do we use?
The following sets out how we use different categories of cookies, as well as information on your options for managing the settings for the data collection by these technologies:
Used to recognise and count the number of Website visitors, to gather statistics regarding how visitors move around the Website (including number of page views, number of visitors, and time spent on each page) and for conversion tracking and click hotspots. This helps us improve the way our Website works and the user experience on it, for example by making sure users can find what they need easily.
We use the following analytics/performance cookies:
|Google Analytics (provided by Google, Inc.)||Third-party persistent||The information generated by Google Analytics about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google, Inc. in the United States (pursuant to Google’s Privacy Shield certification). For more information on Google Analytics privacy practices, read here and, for information on Google Analytics cookies expiration, read here. You can opt out of the use of these cookies by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.||Varies according to cookies used. For information on their expiration, read here.|
|Facebook Pixel||Third-party persistent||Used to track users’ activity on the website and build custom audiences based on that activity. Measures ad conversion activity and determines which ads lead to results such as donations or app downloads. More details available here.||Varies but all expire within 3 months.|
Technical or strictly necessary cookies:
Used to provide users with services available through the Website and to use some of its features, such as the ability to log-in and access secure areas and provide pop-up notices and accept language from sign up forms. These cookies are essential for using and navigating the Website. Without these cookies, basic functions of our Website would not work. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website and the services, users cannot refuse them.
We use the following technical or strictly necessary cookies:
|Cloudflare||Techincal||Allows detection of malicious visitors to our websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users.||Expiries within 1 month|
|Microsoft Azure||Session||Used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.||Duration of session|
|Cookie Preference||Session||Used for determining if you have already visited the site and given your preference on which cookies you are willing to accept.||Expiries within 1 month|
On most web browsers, you will find a "help" section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. Please see the links below for guidance on how to modify your web browser’s settings on the most popular browsers:
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Please note that if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website and you may not be able to benefit from the full functionality of the Website.
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