Updated and effective as of [12 December 2019].
What are Cookies?
Cookies and other similar tracking technologies are small text files or code placed on your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website or app (together, the “Site”) or view a message. Cookies allow a website or app to recognise a particular device.
For example, we may monitor how many times you visit our website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of your internet service provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and our websites below tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of our Site features may not function as a result.
- recognise you whenever you visit our Site (this speeds up your access to our Site as you do not have to log in each time);
- obtain information about your preferences and use of our Site;
- carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and services and to help us better understand our users’ requirements; and
- make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
Types of cookies
The cookies we place on your device fall into the following categories:
- Session cookies—these allow our Site to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards.
- Persistent cookies—these are stored on your device in between browser sessions. These allow your preferences or actions across our Site to be remembered. These will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache.
- Strictly necessary cookies—these cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate our Site and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for could not be provided.
- Performance cookies—these cookies collect information about how you use our Site, e.g. which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous, and is only used to improve how our Site works.
- Functionality cookies—these cookies allow our Site to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, last action and search preferences) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
The cookies we use
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
|Cookie Name||Purpose||Retention Period|
|CookieConsent||To store that user has accepted the cookie consent popup||1 year|
|criteria-guide-[userId]||To store that user has closed the popup guide for the criteria settings||3 years|
|disclaimer-[userId]||To store that user has accepted the disclaimer||3 years|
|usage-[userId]||To store that user has accepted our usage policy||3 years|
|search-guide-[userId]||To store that user has closed the popup guide for the search panel||3 years|
|welcome-[userId]||To store that user has read and closed the welcome screens||3 years|
|_ga||Google analytics cookie||2 years|
|_gid||Google analytics cookie||1 day|
|mp_[unique-code]_mixpanel||Mixpanel cookie||1 day|
Other technologies we use in email marketing
We also use pixels or web beacons in direct marketing emails that we send to you. These pixels track whether our email was delivered and opened and whether links within the email were clicked. They also allow us to collect information such as your IP address, browser, email client type and other similar details. We use this information to measure the performance of our email campaigns, and for analytics.
You can always opt-out of our marketing communications by using the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of our email communications or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar tracking technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.
How to turn off cookies
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our Site.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, you can visit the third party website: www.allaboutcookies.org
This policy was last updated on: 12 December 2019
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