1 About cookies
(a) A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
(b) Cookies may be either persistent cookies or session cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
(c) Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
(d) We also use other technologies with similar functionality to cookies, such as web beacons, web storage, and unique advertising identifiers, to collect information about your activity, browser, and device.
2 We use these technologies for the following purposes:
(a) to identify you and log you into the Services;
(b) to store information about your preferences and to personalise the Services for you;
(c) as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;
(d) to help us display content that will be relevant to you;
(e) to help us analyse the use and performance of the Services ; and
3 Cookies used by our service providers
(a)We use the following service providers to analyse the use of the Services. Each service provider gathers information about the Services by means of cookies and this information is used to create reports about with usage information.