Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them, and how to control your cookie preferences. Details include the types of cookies used, any information collected and how the information is used.

For information on any personal data collected or stored by the web site, see our Privacy Policy here.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when you access the website via your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, and provide better user experience.

Cookies can be classified in to the following major types:

Necessary – cookies that help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies

Preference – cookies that enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Functional – cookies that help provide specific non-essential functionalities on a website

Analytical / Performance – cookies that help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously

Marketing – cookies that are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers

Necessary cookies are strictly essential for the functioning of the web site and do not by law require your consent.

All the other groups are considered as non-necessary and your consent is required to use such cookies.

Cookies are also classified in terms of lifetime they are stored:

Session – duration of the session only

Persistent – for a specified period of time, that may be days, months, years or permanent.

What Cookies does the web site use?

Details of cookies used by the web site are as follows:

NameTypeDescriptionDuration
viewed_cookie_policyNecessaryThe primary cookie that records the user consent for the use of cookies upon acceptance. It does not track any personal data and is set only upon user action (accept).1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryNecessaryThe cookie records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.1 day
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryNecessaryThe cookie records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.1 day
login_refererNecessarySystem cookie that supports login to the members’ section of the web sitesession
wfwaf-authcookie_[hash]NecessarySystem cookie that performs an initial check of the user’s access capabilities when logging into the members section of the web site12 hours
wordpress_test_cookieNecessarySystem cookie that determines whether the browser supports cookiessession
wordpress_logged_in_[hash]NecessarySystem cookie that indicates logged in statussession
wordpress_sec_[hash]NecessarySystem cookie that records security information when logged insession
_gaAnalyticalThe cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.2 years
_gidAnalyticalThe cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes in an anonymous form the number of visitors, the source of visitors, and the pages visited.1 day
_gatAnalyticalThis cookie is used to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.1 minute

None of these cookies stores personal data.

The system cookies are used only for access to the members’ area of the web site.

The above Analytical cookies are provided by Google Analytics. IP addresses are anonymised to ensure that no personally identifiable information (PII) is sent. Click here to read more about privacy at Google.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit their website here.

How you can control the use of cookies

At any stage, you can use your web browser settings to accept, refuse and delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings).

Note, however, that if you set your browser to refuse cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of the website.

For more information on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org and www.allaboutcookies.org.

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