Our sites use three types of cookie. The first is for website analytics. We use these to monitor the performance of our site. Using these analytics, amongst other things, helps us gauge what sections our users are visiting the most, which helps us to tailor relevant content into those areas.
The second type of cookie is one that is used to store personal information. Cookies of this type are only used on selected pages where you, the user, is asked to enter information into a web form. This contact information collection is typically done on those sections where additional information is available to you such as our white papers or reader enquiry pages, for instance. We provide a checkbox that asks whether this data can be stored so that on subsequent visits to those pages the contact details can be automatically filled in. This is done to speed up the process of delivering the additional information by not requiring those contact fields to be entered every time.
The third is to recognise that we have displayed our cookie usage statement to you and have directed you to this page. We use this one so as to not constantly display the statement to you on every page you visit.
Our cookies are only used by the website that places them and no information contained therein is ever passed on to any third party.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are safe and cannot be used to execute anything or look at files etc on your device or do anything malicious.
You can control whether you allow cookies to be placed onto your device or not by adjusting the settings in your browser. Instructions on how to do this can be found in your browser’s help section.
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