Last updated: 20 May, 2021
A cookie is a small file which may be downloaded to and stored on your computer, phone, tablet or other device when you visit a website. More general information about cookies is available here
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by being able to remember your choices and preferences.
Types of Cookies
Cookies are placed on your device when you visit our site includes Facebook, Google Analytics, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. Our cookies fall into a few broad categories of purpose:
ensure the basic performance and user friendliness of the website; examples include serving you content specific to your location and monitoring site uptime
informs the delivery of relevant content and messaging, on our site and elsewhere on the Internet, based on your behavior on our site and information you have voluntarily provided to us through lead-capture and contact forms on our site; examples include Salesforce Pardot (on our site) and Doubleclick (on other websites)
allow us to evaluate and report on the way visitors are using our site, allowing us to make continuous improvements to the user’s experience; examples include analytics and reporting services provided by Google, and others
Controlling Cookies Through Browser Settings
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website as some cookies may be required for full and correct operation of our sites.
The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
Whilst we would encourage you to keep our first party cookies enabled (so that we can make your on-site experience better), the following links provide guidance on how to manage cookie permissions through your browsers settings. This includes instructions on how to delete existing cookies and block them from being set in the future: