Definition of cookie


Cookie is a small file or part of a file stored on a World Wide Web user's computer, created and subsequently read by a Web site server, and containing personal information (as a user identification code, customized preferences, or a record of pages visited)

Two types of cookies

Cookies are commonly used to "maintain the state" of a browser session. For example, users can place items in a shopping cart, switch to another page or even another site, and when they come back, the site recognizes them and the current state of the cart. There are two types of cookies:

  • Permanent cookie is a cookie that is stored on a users hard drive until it expires or until the user deletes the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific Web site.

  • Session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the users computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

Our website uses both session cookies and permanent cookies. No personal information about visitors (such as email address or name) is stored regardless of what type of cookie that is used on this website .

Electronic Communications Act

The Act came into force on 25 July, 2003. It replaced the Telecommunications Act and the Radiocommunications Act. The law aims at providing to individuals and agencies access to safe and effective electronic communications and the greatest possible benefit regarding the range of electronic communications services and their price and quality.

Under the Electronic Communications Act, all visitors to a website with cookies must have access to information stating that the website contains cookies and the purpose for which cookies are used. Visitors must also consent to cookies being used.

On this site we interpret the law so as to give its consent to the cookies using your browser settings and / or other tools for handling cookies.

Handling cookies


There are a number of ways to manage cookies.You can clear cookies, prevent cookies, delete cookies and enable cookies at your will and for differernt circumstances.If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

If you do not accept cookies, you can disable cookies via your browser's security settings.There are many different ways to control the cookies that are stored on your computer. You can block or allow cookies or you can choose the specific sites that you'll accept cookies from. When you make these sorts of changes, the cookies that are already stored on your computer will not be affected.

Below are links on how to handle cookies in common browsers.