Cookies Policy

1. What are “Cookies”?

When you visit this website, it will store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of “Cookies”. These “Cookies” are very small text files that may be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.

The information is used mostly in order to make this website work as you would expect.  The information does not usually identify you directly, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some Cookies.  However, please be advised that blocking some types of Cookies may impact your experience of this site and the services that we are able to offer.

2. Can Cookies harm my computer or mobile device?

No. Cookies cannot harm your computer and cannot carry viruses.  Cookies are intended to enhance your experience of a website, rather than obstruct it.

3. What Cookies are on this website?

Sections a, b, and c below describe the Cookies which are installed upon this website.  If you review these, and decide that you would prefer us not to use Cookies, you can set your browser to reject Cookies or to let you know when a website tries to put one in your browser software – for further information see section 4 below.

a.    Performance Cookies

These Cookies allow us to count visits and traffic so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.  They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular, and see how visitors move around the site.

All information that is collected by these Cookies is aggregated, and therefore anonymous.  If you do not allow these Cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Host Cookie Name Purpose Duration
addtoany.com _cfduid Used by the content network, CloudFlare, to identify trusted web traffic. 1 year
bgrs.com _ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use the website. 2 year
bgrs.com _gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use the website. Sessional
bgrs.com _gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. Sessional

b.    Functional Cookies

These Cookies enable our website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization.  If you do not allow these Cookies, then some or all of these services may not function.

Host Cookie Name Purpose Duration
cdn.syndication.twimg.com lang Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website. Sessional
google-analytics.com collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour.  Tracks visitors across devices and marketing channels. Sessional

c.    Targeting Cookies

These Cookies are set through our site by us and our business partners.  They are generally used to build a profile of your interests.  Sometimes these Cookies are referred to as Advertising Cookies.

Host Cookie Name Purpose Duration
eloqua.com ELOQUA Used for auto-populating and to validate if a certain contact is registered to an email group. 2 year
eloqua.com ELQSTATUS Used for auto-populating and to validate if a certain contact is registered to an email group. 2 year
twitter.com i/jot/syndication social media announcements and interaction. Sessional
doubleclick.net r/collect Used to send data to Google Analytics to measure efficiency of viewed or clicked ads and shows targeted ads. Sessional
addtoany.com uvc Updates the counter for the website’s social sharing features Sessional

 

4. More information about Cookies

To learn more about Cookies, including how to manage them and how they affect your online activities, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org You can also learn how to control Cookies on different browsers at www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-control-cookies/ or if you want to know how to delete Cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

The Internet Advertising Bureau website (Your Online Choices) which you can visit at www.youronlinechoices.com allows you to install opt-out Cookies across different advertising networks.

It is noted however that blocking Cookies may, on occasion, reduce the functionality of a website or prevent access, depending on the browser options which are selected.