Last modified: September 14, 2023
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters that are stored and accessed on your browser or the hard drive of your device. Log files track actions that occur on the Services and collect device information. Web beacons and pixel tags are electronic files that record usage information. We and third party partners collect information using cookies, beacons, invisible tags, unique IDs and similar technologies (collectively, “cookies”).
We use the following cookies to deliver, measure and perform the Site:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary for the Site to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to your actions which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, or filling in forms. They are also used to protect our Site against unauthorized access, combat fraud and other activity that violates our policies or otherwise degrades our ability to provide the Site. You can set your browser to block these cookies (see the section “Browser Settings” below), but this may impact some of the Site’s functionalities.
- Functional cookies: These cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly. These cookies allow us to operate certain functions of the Site according to your preferences. For example, when you continue to use or return to the Site, we will remember your privacy settings and preferred language. Deletion of these types of cookies will result in limited functionality of the Site and a less personalized experience.
The table below explains in more detail the types of cookies we use and why:
|CookieLawInfoConsent||1 year||Necessary||CookieYes sets this cookie to record the default button state of the corresponding category and the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||1 year||Necessary||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie records the user consent for the cookies in the “Necessary” category.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||1 year||Necessary||The GDPR Cookie Consent plugin sets the cookie to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||1 year||Necessary||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie stores the user consent for cookies in the category “Performance”.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||1 year||Necessary||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie records the user consent for the cookies in the “Analytics” category.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||1 year||Necessary||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie records the user consent for the cookies in the “Advertisement” category.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||1 year||Necessary||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie stores user consent for cookies in the category “Others”.|
|tk_ai||1 year 1 month 4 days||Analytics||JetPack sets this cookie to store a randomly-generated anonymous ID used only within the admin area and for general analytics tracking.|
|_gauges_cookie||less than a minute||Analytics||Gauges set this cookie to help in tracking the user behaviour on using the website.|
|_gauges_unique_hour||1 hour||Analytics||Gauges set this cookie to collect data for statistical analysis.|
|_gauges_unique_day||1 day||Analytics||Gauges set this cookie to collect data for statistical analysis.|
|_gauges_unique_month||1 month||Analytics||Gauges set this cookie to collect data for statistical analysis.|
|_gauges_unique_year||1 year||Analytics||Gauges set this cookie to collect data for statistical analysis.|
|_gauges_unique||1 year||Analytics||Gauges sets this cookie to help in tracking the user behaviour on using the website.|
We use both persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them, while session cookies are deleted once you close your web browser. The cookies placed through your use of our Site are either set by us (first-party cookies) or by a third party at our request (third-party cookies).
How Do I Manage My Cookie Preferences?
- View your cookies or other locally stored data and delete them on an individual basis;
- Block first-party and/or third-party cookies or similar technology;
- Block all cookies or similar technologies from being set; or
- Delete all cookies or similar technologies when you close your browser.
For more information on how to manage the most popular browsers, please see below:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4027947/microsoft-edge-delete-cookies
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
“Do Not Track” Signals
Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signal. Because there currently is not an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honouring DNT signals, we are not configured to respond to them at this time. We await the result of work by the privacy community and industry to determine when such a response is appropriate and what form it should take.