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The Cookies we set on our websites
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
|Category of cookies||Why we use these cookies|
|Strictly Necessary||These cookies are essential for websites on our services to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.|
|Functionality||These are used to recognise you when you return to the Platform or when you have logged into the Platform already. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.|
|Security||We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.|
|Analytics and Performance||They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors, track views of content and to see how users move around the Platform when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Platform works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.|
|Targeting/Advertising||These cookies record your visit to the Platform, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Platform more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. For example, we use Facebook Pixel to show relevant advertisements to visitors and to measure and improve advertisements. This cookie also tracks the behavior of visitors across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or the Facebook social plugin.|
|Third Party / Embedded Content||These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.|