Last updated: June 27, 2018
2. IP Address
2.1 What happens when you visit the Site?
Every time you connect to the internet or, if you use an always-on connection, such as broadband or ADSL, when you boot up or restart your computer, you are automatically assigned a unique identifying number known as an IP Address. This IP Address, which contains information regarding the location of your computer on the internet (your country of origin) and the name of your internet service provider (“ISP”), is automatically logged by the Site.
2.2 What is an IP Address?
An IP address, short for Internet Protocol address, is an identifying number for a piece of network hardware. Having an IP address allows a device to communicate with other devices over an IP-based network like the internet. An IP address provides an identity to a networked device. Similar to a home or business address supplying that specific physical location with an identifiable address, devices on a network are differentiated from one another through IP addresses.
2.3 How do we collect your IP Address?
Each time you visit a page on the Site, your computer sends out a message to the Site asking for the content to be delivered. This message sent by your computer also encloses your IP Address as a form of “return address”, so that the Site may find your computer in order to send it the requested content. Our web-server automatically logs all these messages.
2.4 What do we do with your IP Address?
When we log your IP Address, the data collected is grouped up with the other logged IP Addresses in order to provide us with the statistics on the geographic location of visitors to the Site, how long they stay on the Site, which are the most viewed pages and for other statistical reasons.
We gather your IP address automatically and store it in log files. These files also contain information relating to your browser type, ISP, operating system, date/time stamp, clickstream data and the files viewed on the Site. Collecting this type of information allows us to generate aggregate information for the purposes of the Site, including in terms of overall user trends and activities online (such as the number of unique visitors, pages access most frequently or the search terms entered). Furthermore, it also allows us to administer the Site, diagnose any potential server problems, analyse visitor trends and statistics, and generally helps us to provide you with a better internet experience.
IP Addresses are not stored for longer than necessary for the above stated purposes.
3.1 What are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
When you use and access the website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
Necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site. Namely, by way of illustration, they include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Site and make use of its check-out functionality.
Analytical and Performance cookies. We use these cookies to help us improve our services. For example, we can use these cookies to learn more about which features are the most popular with our users and which ones might need some tweaks.
Performance cookies. We use these cookies to collect information about how you interact with our services and to help us improve them. For example, we may use these cookies to determine if you have interacted with a certain page.
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Session cookies. These cookies contain encrypted information to allow our system to uniquely identify you while you are logged in. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software. These allow us to process your requests and help us make sure you are who you say you are after you have logged in.
To enable certain functions of the website
We use both session and persistent cookies on the website and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
3.3 What are your choices regarding cookies
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US
For any other web browser, please visit your web browser's official web pages.
3.4 Where can you find more information about cookies?
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/