A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse the traffic and knows when you visit a particular website. Cookies allows web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web applications can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; and session cookies, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies does not give us access to your computer or any other data of yours, other than the information which is shared by you to us. Furthermore, you may choose to accept or decline the cookies, but it must be noted that some web browsers automatically accept cookies. You may log-in to your web browser settings and amend the settings to decline cookies if you prefer to.
We use both persistent and session cookies on our website.
The different types of cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out as below: