1. General information
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a User’s web browser. When the User browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the User’s previous activity. It helps the website to remember information about the User’s visit. The User can choose to turn cookies on or off. 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. Further information on cookies can be found on http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
What types of cookies do we use?
Two types of cookies may be used on Platform – “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Platform. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie and your browser settings).
|Type of cookie||Description||Do these cookies collect my personal data/identify me?|
|Necessary cookies||These cookies are essential to make the Platform work correctly, they enable the User to move around the Platform or to provide certain requested features||These cookies don’t identify you as an individual.|
If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance of the Platform, or parts of it.
|Performance cookies||These cookies help to improve the performance of the Platform, providing a better User experience.||These cookies don’t identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.|
|Functionality cookies||These cookies allow our Platform to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to provide a more personalised online experience. They can also enable Users to watch videos and engage with social tools, such as blogs, chatrooms and forums.||The information these cookies collect may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed, such as your username or profile picture. We shall always be transparent with you about what information we collect, what we do with it and with whom we share it.|
If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of the website and may restrict access to content on the Platform.
Do we use third party cookies?
When you visit the Platform you may receive cookies from third party websites or domains. We endeavour to identify these cookies before they are used so that you can decide whether or not you wish to accept them. The third party cookies we use include google analytics and IOT factory. More information about these cookies may be available on the relevant third party’s website.
Managing cookies in your browser
Some people prefer not to allow cookies. That’s why browsers give the ability to manage cookies. Please visit the websites of the different browsers to learn how to block the storage of cookies. It is also possible to delete current installed cookies on your computer.
If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the Platform, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of the Platform or you may not receive personalised information when you visit the Platform.
If you use different devices to view and access the Platform (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences