What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to remember you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a session cookie) or for multiple repeat visits (using a persistent cookie). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and perform essential functions, such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.

Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as first party cookies), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (third party cookies).

Our Use of Cookies

We use cookies to improve your experience at the website, most commonly by storing your preferences in them – for example to store whether or not you wish to view the mobile version of our website. We also use this to store your acceptance of our cookie banner, in order to comply with EU law.

We also use cookies to aggregate and provide rolled-up reports on visitor activities on our website. This lets us know what portions of our website are most and least popular, and allow us to focus our efforts on improving our website.

Use of third=party Cookies

Some features of the site make use of third-party applications and services, which may set their own cookies to track your online activity. These include social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. We have no direct control over or access to the information that is collected by these cookies.

Managing Cookies

You may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior, such as the length of time they are stored — either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third-party plugins.

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It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly. Your mileage may vary.