Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.  Most websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.  It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

A number of our pages use cookies to remember:

  • your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
  • if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again)
  • if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website or other websites.  Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users of this website based on their visit to this website and/or other sites on the internet.

Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.  Alternatively, visitors to this website can choose to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.  Some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.  Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience.  You can delete or block these, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.  The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and these cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org.  You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed.  If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

In summary, you can use your web browser to:

  • delete all cookies;
  • block all cookies;
  • allow all cookies;
  • block third-party cookies;
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser;
  • open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
  • install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.