What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit websites. Website operators commonly place cookies on your computer or device when you access the site, and can also allow third parties to do this.
Cookies are generally used to ensure the security and effective operation of the website, so that it works properly when you visit and navigate the site. However, sometimes cookies are also placed to help make improvements to the site, by helping the operator to understand how users interact with it.
We have included more information about the types of cookies we use on our website and what they do in the table below.
|Online search session cookie:
|This cookie is essential for the completion of an online search. It is set only for those people who progress through the site and who enter details to make a search. This cookie is automatically deleted when you close your browser.|
wordpress_logged_in, wordpress_sec, wp-settings-3, wordpress_test_cookie, wp-settings-time-3, redux_blast, PHPSESSID
|These cookies are used to manage your session if you log in and to make sure that you remain logged in as you navigate through our portal. We also use these cookies to timeout your session in case you leave your login unattended.|
|Web Application cookies:
|These cookies are used to manage the functioning of web site. These cookies are system generated and does not store user specific information.|
|Google analytics & Facebook:
_ga, _gat ,_gid, _fbp
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, the pages they have viewed and their regional location.|
What if you want to stop cookies from being placed?
You can stop certain cookies from being placed through your browser settings. To make this as easy as possible for you, we also enable you to set your preferences. However, please note that disabling cookies may affect the effective functioning of the website.