What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that your browser stores on your device when instructed by a website you visit to “remember” information about you, such as your language preferences or your login information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, WhichMIS?) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.
These cookies enable the Website to provide advanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third parties whose services we use on our sites. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all these services may not function properly.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us answer questions about which pages are most popular, which are least used, and how visitors move around the site. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not be able to know when you visited our Website.
Targeting and Advertising Cookies
These cookies may be set through our Website by our advertising partners, if any. They may be used by these companies to profile your interests and show you relevant ads on other websites. They do not directly store personally identifiable information but are based on a unique identification of your browser and Internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be disabled in your systems. Usually, these cookies are only set in response to actions you take that correspond to a service request, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies or to notify you about these cookies. However, some areas of the website will then not function. These cookies do not store any personal data.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
How often will you update this Cookie Notice?
The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.
Where can I get further information?