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:
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||Necessary||The cookie records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.||1 day|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||Necessary||The cookie records the default button state of the corresponding category. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.||1 day|
|login_referer||Necessary||System cookie that supports login to the members’ section of the web site||session|
|wfwaf-authcookie_[hash]||Necessary||System cookie that performs an initial check of the user’s access capabilities when logging into the members section of the web site||12 hours|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Necessary||System cookie that determines whether the browser supports cookies||session|
|wordpress_logged_in_[hash]||Necessary||System cookie that indicates logged in status||session|
|wordpress_sec_[hash]||Necessary||System cookie that records security information when logged in||session|
|_ga||Analytical||The 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|
|_gid||Analytical||The 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|
|_gat||Analytical||This 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.
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).