Cookie Statement

Cookies, clear gifs and similar technologies (cookies) are used on our sites to personalise content and ads, provide and improve product features and to analyse traffic on our sites by, our business partners and authors. As a part of our commitment to upholding a high standard of transparency with our users, we’ve created the Privacy Policy and this guide below to explain the tracking technologies we use on our sites.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent and stored in your browser cache on your computer or other internet connected device in order to identify your browser, provide analytics, remember information about you such as your language preference or login information. They’re completely safe and can’t be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your device.

Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires automatically when you close your browser. A persistent  cookie will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves; some may expire after a few minutes while others may expire after multiple years.

Clear gifs and pixel trackers are tiny graphics with a unique identifier and are similar in function to cookies. They are used to track the movements of web users between pages and websites. They are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of a single pixel.

First-party cookies are set by us when you’re visiting one of our sites, and third-party cookies are set by a party other than the website you’re visiting.

Cookies and similar technologies are used for the following purposes on the sites.

  • Strictly Necessary: strictly necessary cookies help make these websites usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation, website security and access to information that requires authentication. They are necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. If you remove or disable these cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use our websites.
  • Preferences: these cookies enable storage of information that changes the way a website behaves or looks. They allow us to remember the choices made by you (such as your user name, language, or region) as well as other functionalities (such as controlling the cookie banner, redirection to a new page) in order to provide a more personalised online experience. These preferences are remembered (through the use of persistent cookies) so that you need not set them again the next time you visit the page. Statistics and analytics: statistics cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our websites by collecting and reporting information. We might also use analytics cookies to test new pages or features to see how users react to them.
  • Marketing:marketing cookies are used for tracking browsing activity and to customise and display ads that are relevant and engaging.

Third Parties: our business partners and authors use cookies for the purposes described above. does not allow third-party tracking companies to set cookies or other trackers on our website as part of our commitment to protect the privacy of our users with the utmost care. When we embed content that is hosted on a third-party’s platform on our website, the third-party may set cookies on your browser which are usually for the purposes of providing the Service as intended (such as for bandwidth management, to store your preference of language, tracking consent and for collecting anonymous statistics). Wherever possible, we choose the most privacy-friendly options such as Privacy Mode, Anonymous Statistics Only to ensure we guarantee you privacy.

How to Manage your Preferences and Settings

Please keep in mind that your experience may not be as we intended if you change the standard settings.

Visitors can select their preferences regardless of this Cookie Statement with the preferences panel, and can change their preferences by clearing their cookies, refreshing the page, and selecting their preferences again. Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their ‘settings’ preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customised settings such as login information.

Contact, Questions and Changes

We may make changes to the Cookie Statement from time to time and we will take reasonable steps to let our users know about these changes. You can keep track of changes made by referring to the date below.

If you have any questions about our Cookie Statement or privacy practices, or about how to change your cookie preferences, please contact our privacy champion at [email protected] or through our contact form.