What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file received and stored by your browser. Information in the cookie makes it possible for a website to recognise a specific browser installation and thus to send individualised information to this installation. A cookie can contain text, numbers, dates etc. but it does not hold any personal information. A cookie is not a program and it cannot contain a virus.
How do I avoid cookies?
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set up your browser to block all cookies, delete existing cookies from your computer’s hard disk drive or issue a warning before any new cookie is downloaded. Please consult your web browser’s Help function for instructions on how to do this.
What is the lifetime of a cookie?
A cookie’s lifetime varies depending on the purpose for which it has been created. Some cookies disappear as soon as the browser is being shut down (temporary cookies) while others can live on for several months (permanent cookies). Many providers specify a 12 or 24 months lifetime on advertisement, statistics and contents related cookies.
Cookies with a specified lifetime will have a new expiration date set each time the site to which a cookie is related is revisited.
You can always force immediate deletion of the cookies on your computer. Please consult the web browsers Help function for instructions on how to do this.
Cookies used on this website
We make a distinction between cookies sent by our website, (first party cookies) and those sent by the website of one of our partners, e.g. Google Analytics (third party cookies). In most browsers it is possible to define settings that control the acceptance of cookies on the computer.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device, then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org. This is a fully independent site maintained by internationally renowned law firm Pinsent Mason which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Third party cookies
2. Google Analytics
This is the core framework of the website. WordPress places the – wordpress_test_cookie when you navigate to the site in order to check whether your browser is set to accept or reject cookies.
Twitter cookies are introduced by the Twitter follow button. For more information visit http://twitter.com/privacy
LinkedIn cookies are introduced by the LinkedIn follow button. They are used to track pages the user visits to collect them. For more information visit http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy
Facebook cookies are introduced by the Facebook follow and like buttons. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies
7. Hotjar –
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Although they do identify a user’s computer, cookies do not personally identify customers or passwords. Credit card information is not stored in cookies.
(i) to identify who you are and to access your account information;
(ii) to estimate our audience size and patterns;
(iii) to ensure that you are not asked to register twice;
(iv) to control how often visitors see similar ads;
(v) to track preferences and to improve and update our website ; and
(vi) to track the progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests.
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