(Updated on 1 October 2019)
their service, though they are not covered by our policy.
with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired content and
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, typically
containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise
your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the
lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (eg. logging in), to track site usage (eg. analytics), to
store your user settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (eg.
Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party cookies”, and
typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies
(ie. third parties) are called “third-party cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites
that use the same third-party service.
Types of cookies and how we use them
Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like user logins,
account management, shopping carts and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain
functions on our website.
Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without
collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with
information tracked across all site users, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify
and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in
improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re
visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies on our site.
Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and
appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit
the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their
campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re
visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties
may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We use
targeting/advertising cookies on our site.
Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may
configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information,
websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services. These cookies may
be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. We use functionality
cookies for selected features on our site.
Third-party cookies on our site
We may employ third-party companies and individuals on our websites—for example, analytics providers and
content partners. We grant these third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks
on our behalf. They may also set third-party cookies in order to deliver the services they are
providing. Third-party cookies can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party
Our third-party privacy promise
We review the privacy policies of all our third-party providers before enlisting their services to
ensure their practices align with ours. We will never knowingly include third-party services that
compromise or violate the privacy of our users.
How you can control or opt out of cookies
website. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies by default, but you can update these settings to
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual
Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all
cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content across the sites you visit.