What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. Most Internet browsers support cookies, however, users can set their browsers to decline certain types of cookies or specific cookies. Furthermore, users can delete cookies at any time.

Why do we use cookies? 

We use cookies to learn how you interact with our content and to improve your experience when visiting our website(s). For example, they:

1.Enable a service to recognise your device in order to avoid asking you to provide the same information again.
2.Inform us about your interaction with our content, which helps us improve our services to you by remembering your actions or preferences 
3.Measure the number of users, average time spent on a page, peak activity periods, and a host of other analytics that allow us to tune up our servers’ capacity and availability. We might share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may show you ads based on what you access during your visits to the website. We may employ the learnings of your behavior on our website(s) to provide you with personalised content or targeted information.

What types of cookies do we use? 

-Strictly necessary cookies
These are mandatory cookies which enable basic functions like page navigation and making our site work properly. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies. 

-Preference Cookies or Functionality Cookies
These cookies are required for the operation of our website and cannot be configured. They allow us to offer you key functions such as the language used, display resolution, account access etc. and secure our website against any attempted hacking. 

-Analytics and Performance Cookies
These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously, so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. 

-Third Party cookies
Some of our pages display content from external providers, such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter etc. For example, when you visit a page with videos embedded from or links to YouTube, to view this third-party content, you first must accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.

If you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device. We encourage you to consult the privacy policies of these third-party vendors on their websites for information regarding their use of cookies. 

-Third-party providers on our website
You Tube, Internet Archive, Google Maps, and Microsoft

Other Cookies
These cookies are temporary or are required for our cookie tool to operate. They belong to and are managed by other parties, such as our business partners or service providers, and may be required to render certain application forms or to allow for some advertising outside of the website.