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. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. For example, they can allow you to navigate between web pages of our site and remember your preferences such as your language selection.
9.2. Types of Cookies and Consent
• Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies which are essential for our site to operate such as those which identify you so you can log into your account. They allow you to move around our website and use the services you have requested. These cookies will be activated when you enter our site and as you use our site.
• Compliance cookies – These include cookies which are necessary to assist in meeting our regulatory compliance obligations, such as anti-money laundering and anti-fraud obligations and prevent your account from being hijacked. These cookies will be activated when you enter our site and as you use our site.
• Performance cookies – These are cookies that help us to improve how our site works and to deliver a better service to you. For example, they will assess which pages you visit most often or if you get an error message. They also allow us to see if you have used the site of one of our group or affiliated companies. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
• Functionality cookies – These cookies allow us to deliver a more personalised service to you and allow our site to remember choices you have made such as the language you prefer or the region you are in. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as being able to comment on one of our blogs.
• Third Party cookies – When you visit a page on our site with content embedded from third parties, for example, YouTube or Twitter, cookies may be downloaded onto your device. We do not set or control these cookies. If you are concerned about the types of cookies that may be downloaded you check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
We may use other cookies from time to time in accordance with this policy. By using our sites and other online services, you acknowledge that we may use some or all of the cookies mentioned and you agree that we can place Performance and Functionality Cookies on your device when you use our site. If you do not agree to this you should cease using our sites and online services or adjust your browser settings. Please see section 9.3 below.
9.3. Blocking Cookies