What are cookies?
We also use pixels which are small blocks of code on web pages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies.
We also use other tracking technologies like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking beacons” or “clear gifs”) and local storage. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our website or opened an email that we have sent them.
You can find more information about cookies at https://allaboutcookies.org/.
Cookies help us to operate our website and provide services to you. In particular, they can:
- Make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable
- Enhance and customise your experience across our website including by speeding up your searches
- Enable us to perform research and carry out analytics
Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our website, such as advertising, interactive content and analytics. These third-parties are responsible for the cookies they set on our website and we have no control over them
We may use the following cookies:
- Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. For instance, cookies to enable you to log in to your account.
- Performance cookies. These cookies allow us to track how our users use our website, the number of visits on each page, and behaviour on each page. This helps us optimise our website so you can find the things you are looking for and have the best experience possible.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you may have clicked. We will use this information to curate services and content based on your needs. This information may also be shared with third-party providers.
Except for essential cookies, all of our first-party cookies have a default expiration period of 2 years after they are last refreshed.
We also use Google Analytics to monitor how our website is used. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and generates reports detailing information such as the number of visits to the system, where visitors generally came from, how long they stayed on the system, and which pages they visited. Google Analytics places several persistent cookies on your computer’s hard drive. These do not collect any personal data. If you do not agree to this you can disable persistent cookies in your browser. This will prevent Google Analytics from logging your visits.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the relevant social media sites will set cookies through our website which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Other tracking technologies
We may use third party advertising networks to serve advertisements that may be of interest to you. These networks may place or recognise a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of web beacons or pixel tags). They may use these technologies, along with information they collect about your online use, to recognise you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop, and to make decisions about the advertisements you see.
We may share certain details about your anonymous activity on our website (through the use of web beacons or other pixel tags) with the following third parties:
- Linkedin Ads
- Google Ads
- Facebook Ads
- Bing Ads
- Twitter Ads
- Reddit Ads
- Quora Ads
What technical information do we collect about your device?
We and/or our analytic providers, may collect the following information about the device you are using to access our website:
- The type of device you use
- A unique device identifier
- Network information
- Your operating system
- Your IP address
- The browser you are using and what version it is
- Your time zone setting
We may collect usage data about your activities on our website, including:
- The full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our online properties (including date and time)
- The different types of services/products you viewed or searched for
- Page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page
How can you control cookies?
To change your cookie settings, or if you want to be notified each time a cookie is about to be used, you should amend the settings provided in your web browser to prevent us from storing cookies on your computer hard drive.
You can block cookies at any time by accessing the Privacy Preference Centre on our website under the link below: “Cookies Settings”.
Most advertising networks also offer you the option to opt-out of targeted advertising.
You can manage your cookie settings by following your browser's instructions. Here are some links that might be of assistance:
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you.
Last updated: 03 Jan 2022