Dated: July 1 2016
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the Platform, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well the Platform is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you, but will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use the Platform.
Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:
Some cookies are essential for the operation of the Platform. If you opt to disable these cookies, you will not be able to access or use all of the features that the Platform incorporates.
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use the Platform and to monitor performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you use the Platform, and recall your customisation preferences.
These cookies record your visit to our Platform, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Platform and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Yes. Third parties (including for example, advertising network and providers of external services like webs traffic analysis services) may also serve cookies on our website over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/ performance cookies or targeting cookies.
As we have explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of the Platform.
However, if you do wish to disable cookies then you can do so by amending the settings within your browser or mobile device.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of the Platform do not work properly.