Last updated: 22 June 2024

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website places on your device when you visit it. On subsequent visits, the cookies are sent back to the website or to another site that recognizes the cookie. Cookies help the website function properly, improve efficiency, and provide information to the website’s owners. This information can be used to deliver a more personalized and responsive service. Cookies may be either first-party cookies set directly by us or third-party cookies set by external providers on our behalf. When you use our website, information may be collected through cookies and similar technologies (e.g., web beacons, tags, scripts, local storage).


This Cookie Notice is part of our Privacy Notice. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more details about us and how we handle personal information.

Why do we use cookies?

This system uses cookies and web beacons that are classified into the following categories:

  •  Strictly Necessary: These cookies are essential for the system to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are set in response to actions taken by you, such as logging in or managing your session with the requested service.
  •  Analytics and Performance: These cookies help us measure audience and usage statistics, as well as content consumption. They enable us to gather relevant usage information to produce internal analytics, which allows us to monitor and improve the performance of our systems.
  •  Preference or Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow websites to remember your site preferences and choices (excluding essential functional cookies).
  • Targeting or Advertising Cookies: These cookies track your online activity to create user profiles for advertising purposes or to track you across websites for similar marketing purposes.

How long will cookies remain on my device?

The length of time cookies stay on your device depends on whether they are “persistent” or “session” cookies. A web browser stores a persistent cookie and remains valid until its set expiration date unless you delete it before the expiration date. A cookie session expires at your web session’s end when the browser closes.