By using our website or interacting with our website or the services we use (or services we authorize other parties to use), you consent to the use of tracking technologies such as cookies, pixels, application programming interfaces (APIs), Tags and scripts too.
The tracking we use allows us (and third-party services and advertisers) to better serve you when you visit our website. The data we collect is used not only for improved browser performance and navigation, but also for analysis purposes for the best possible user experience.
How do cookies work?
Cookies are text files that are stored when you visit a website on your computer or mobile device. They are used to store your preferences, such as browser type and language, and to improve the performance of a website, to give you the best possible user experience when you visit.
Storage of information
Our website uses tracking technologies to store first-party information. This information is collected and processed for us so that you can enjoy an improved user experience on our website.
Third-party tracking technologies for services, analytics, or advertisers we use are also tracked when you visit our website.
The storage of information using the above tracking technologies can be done for a single visit or for repeated visits to our website.
The tracking technologies we use include the following types:
- Necessary: These tracking technologies are essential to help you navigate, log in, authenticate and use our services. They are also used for security purposes to ensure compliance with our policies.
- Functional: Technologies that help us remember your preferences, such as language settings. They also help us provide you with a better personalised experience of our service offerings and features.
- Performer: tracking technologies that collect information about your visit and interaction on our website and support us in conducting statistical analysis. For example, the collected data includes the amount of time you spent on a particular page.
- Advertising: These tracking technologies are used to provide you with relevant advertising and marketing materials. This includes, for example, the appearance of custom ads on our website or when visiting our advertisers' websites. These tracking technologies are mainly used by our advertising partners.
- Social: Our website gives you the ability to share or respond to content through social networks. These networks use tracking technologies (as per their policies) to enable them to track every interaction with their content, generally and on our website. This includes, for example, clicking on buttons such as “Share” or “Like”.
Purpose of the different tracking technologies
Google Analytics: third-party executive tracking technology
Used to capture interactions with the content on our site, generate revenue analysis, and provide you with an improved experience on the site.
Google Tag Manager: third-party executive tracking technology
Used to run scripts on our website and linked to Google Analytics.
Twitter: third-party advertising tracking technology
Used by cookies so you can tweet about us.
Social Networks: Third Party Social Tracking Technology Our website uses third party social networks that collect information about you through their own services and through your interactions. Find out about the privacy policies of each social network here:
Other cookies and essential third-party and third-party tracking technologies
Unrecognised cookies from us and third-party technologies that enable the website to be used properly.
Keep in mind that deleting or blocking cookies may limit some of our site's services and features – but it's up to you to decide.
To delete or block cookies and third-party tracking
If you want to manage, block, or delete cookies, you can do so by reading and following the following information:
Depending on the browser, different configurations must be made to block or delete cookies. We've put together the most popular solutions for removing, blocking and managing cookies for some of the most common browsers below:
To turn off third-party tracking, visit the following website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
Additional Data Information: What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.