Cookie policy is part of Terms of Use. Last updated Jun 5, 2018

What are cookies?

Here is the essence of what cookies are:

  • Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your device so the website can remember your preferences and provide you with a more secure online experience.
  • Almost every website you visit uses cookies. For security reasons, many websites will not function at all without the use of cookies.
  • Cookies generally do not hold any information to identify an individual person
  • Cookies are not harmful to your system.

Types of cookies

In general, there are two main types of cookies:

  • Session cookies: These are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
    • They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer.
  • Persistent cookies: This type of cookies are stored as a file on your computer and remain there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for the core functionality of the website (e.g. security), to enable social sharing of posts, enabling purchases, and tracking affiliate links you click.

Below are are the various types of cookies this website uses.

NECESSARY COOKIES

These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided.

These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

These cookies allow us to provide you with a better online experience when you use our website, such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog.

They do not gather or store any information which would allow us to identify you personally.

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular. They help us to understand how our customers use our site, so we can keep our products and services relevant, easy to use and up to date.

Sometimes, the services we use to collect this information may be operated by other companies on our behalf. They may use similar technologies to cookies, known as “web beacons” or “tags”. These are anonymous and, as they are only used for statistical purposes, they do not contain or collect any information that identifies you.

All analytical data about you is anonymized and does not identify an individual.

In addition, affiliate links use cookies for tracking our recommendation (so the seller can see who recommended their product). If you don’t click the link, this cookie will not be stored or used.

Managing your cookies

Most modern internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies) or warn you before a cookie is stored on your device.

Please note: If you choose to block all cookies, our site will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we provide.

  • Rather than blocking all cookies, you can choose to only block third-party cookies which will still allow our website to function as intended.
  • If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we offer, you will need to enable (unblock) your cookies.

How to manage cookies on your PC

To enable cookies on our website, follow the steps below.

Google Chrome

  1. Click “Tools” at the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  2. Click “Show advanced settings”, scroll down to the section “Privacy” and click “Content Settings.”
  3. Select “Allow local data to be set”. To accept only first-party cookies, check the box next to “Block all third-party cookies without exception”

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0

  1. Click “Tools” at the top of your browser and select “Internet Options”, then click the “Privacy” tab.
  2. Check that the level of your privacy is set to Medium or lower, which will allow the use of cookies in your browser.
  3. If set above medium level it will prevent the use of cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click “Tools” at the top of your browser and select “Options”.
  2. Then select the “Privacy” icon.
  3. Click the “Cookies” and select “Allow pages to create a cookie.”

Safari

  1. Click the gear icon at the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  2. Click the “Privacy” tab, then select the option “Disable the use of cookies by third parties and advertising cookies.”
  3. Click “Save”.

How to manage cookies on your Mac

To enable cookies on our website, follow the steps below.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX

  1. Click on “Explorer” at the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  2. Scroll down to the “Cookies” section in the “Received Files”.
  3. Select “Do not ask.”

Safari on OSX

  1. Click “Safari” on the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  2. Click the “Privacy” and then “Enable cookies.”
  3. Select “only the pages you have visited.”

Mozilla and Netscape on OSX

  1. Click “Mozilla” or “Netscape” at the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  2. Scroll down to the “Cookies” under “Privacy & Security”.
  3. Select “Allow cookies only to the original site.”

Opera

  1. Click “Menu” on the top of your browser and select “Settings”.
  2. Then select “Options” tab and the “Advanced”.
  3. Select “Enable cookies.”

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