Last updated: April 24, 2023


Welcome to our cookie policy. This policy works alongside our Privacy Policy. The purpose of this policy is to describe what cookies are, what we use them for, and how you can manage them during your visit to or use of our website.

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with this policy. If you do not agree to the use of these cookies, please disable them as described below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or mobile device by websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, improve their efficiency, and provide information to the website owners. Cookies do not contain personal data, but they do contain a personal identifier allowing us to associate your personal data with a certain device.

Why do we use cookies?

These files serve several useful purposes for you, including:

    • ensuring the website functions correctly;
    • granting you access to restricted content;
    • tailoring our website’s functionality to you personally by letting us remember your preferences, location or device type;
    • improving how our website performs;
    • understanding who our audience is, so that we can provide content most relevant to you;
    • allowing third parties to provide services to our website; and
    • helping us deliver interest-based advertising where appropriate in compliance with the applicable laws.

Types of cookies we use

We use different types of cookies on our website. Some of these cookies are placed by us, while others are placed by our third-party plug-ins, suppliers, or advertisers. These cookies may be deleted from your device at different times, such as at the end of your browsing session (when you leave the website) or after a pre-set amount time, or they may persist on your device until you delete them.

We use the following types of cookies on our website:

  • essential cookies – these are cookies that allow our website to perform its essential functions. Without these cookies, some parts of our websites would stop working.
  • site analytics cookies – these are cookies that monitor how our website is performing, and how you interact with it. We use them to know how best to improve our website or services.
  • functional cookies – these are cookies that remember who you are as a user of our website. We use them to remember any preferences you may have selected on our website, like saving your username and password, or settings.
  • advertising cookies – these are cookies that matches your interests or web searches with applicable advertising campaigns on our website. We use them to provide you with advertising that we think you might find useful.
  • third party cookies – these are cookies that some of our business partners use on our website. We have no access to or control over them. Information collected by any of these cookies or widgets is governed by the privacy policy of the company that created it, and not by us. These are the third party cookies you might encounter through this site:
    • Google analytics- Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how users use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
    • Social media cookies – these are cookies that integrate with social media platforms. We use them to help you share content from our website to your chosen social media platform.

Disabling cookies

Your internet browser generally accepts cookies automatically, but you can often change this setting to stop accepting them. You can also delete cookies manually. You can read how to do this for popular browsers by following these links:

Deleting or no longer accepting cookies may prevent you from accessing certain aspects of our website where cookies are necessary or cause the website to forget your preferences. Deleting cookies may not prevent you from seeing advertisements on our website, but such advertising may be less relevant to you.

Our Cookies

You can see the cookies we use in the following table:

Cookie name Cookie type Cookie function Expiry
 _ga Analytics Cookies Used to distinguish unique users  After 2 years
 _gid Analytics Cookies Used to distinguish users and throttle request rates After 24 hours
 _gat Analytics Cookies Used to limit collection of data on high traffic sites  After 1 minute
 NID Authentication Cookie Used to remember user preferences  After 6 months
 IDE Advertising Cookie  Used to collect information about users browsing history  After 13 months
 _fbp Advertising Cookie Used to deliver, measure and improve relevance of ads  After 3 months
lang Advertising Cookie Used to remember a users language preference After Session
lidc Advertising Cookie Used for routing After 1 day
lissc Advertising Cookie Used for Tracking After 1 day
bcookie Advertising Cookie Used for browser identification After 2 years
VISITOR Advertising Cookie Used to estimate users bandwidth on pages After Session
_INFO1 Advertising Cookie Used to estimate users bandwidth on pages After Session
_LIVE Advertising Cookie Used to estimate users bandwidth on pages After Session
YSC Advertising Cookie Used to store a unique identifier After Session
PREF Advertising Cookie Used to store user preferences After 8 months
GPS Advertising Cookie Used to store location data After 30 minutes
MUID Authentication Cookie Used to authenticate and track user sessions After 1 year



We may update this cookie policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new policy on this page. You are advised to review this policy periodically for any changes. 

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Cookie Policy or our use of cookies, please contact us at: