Last updated on April 15, 2021.
We utilise cookies and other online identification technologies such as web beacons or pixels to provide an improved user experience to our users. By using this website or application you give consent to the deployment of such identification technologies.
We use these technologies to gather usage information and statistics regarding the use of this website. For example, we collect information about page visits and navigation to determine what articles and topics are of greatest interest and understand whether users are able to find content easily. Likewise, we collect information about which articles and videos are viewed to determine what content is of most interest to users. We also use usage information to generate various reports regarding use of this website. These reports contain aggregated information about users and do not single out users individually.
We may utilise online identification technologies from marketing partners, third party sites and social media platforms. These technologies help us to measure the efficacy of our marketing and awareness campaigns and to understand how visitors navigate to this website from ads. We use these technologies to compile statistics about visitors who interact with this website and other online content, to measure the effectiveness of our ads, and to provide more relevant information to our visitors.
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You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing history within our websites or applications recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their analytics cookies by clicking on following links:
Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
The following section explains the types, categories and purpose of cookies on this website. By using this website you give consent to the deployment of cookies for the stated purposes.
Session Cookies: These cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.
Persistent Cookies: These cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).
Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as visited webpages and any error messages. They do not collect personally identifiable information and the information collected is aggregated in such a way that it remains anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website, such as changes made to text size or customized pages.
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are fundamental to website functionality and cannot be switched off without blocking features on the site. They are usually set in response to your actions on the site, such as filling in forms and setting preferences.
|Cloudflare||__cfduid||The __cfduid cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted Web traffic. It does not correspond to any user ID in the Web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.Learn More||Third Party||30 Days|
|Google Analytics||__ga||This cookie is the centerpiece among all cookies because it is the one used for visitor tracking. Google Analytics identifies users by a unique identifier they call Client ID. This Client ID along with other parameters are stored within _ga cookie.Learn More||Third Party||2 years|
|Google Analytics||__gid||This cookie is used to group the user behavior together for each user. Structure of its value is very similar to _ga cookie and it expires after 24 hours of inactivity.Learn More||Third Party||24 Hours|
|Google Analytics||__gat||This cookie is used for throttling requests to Google Analytics to increase the efficiency of network calls. To limit the requests being sent from your browser to Google doubleclick, this cookie is created. It makes sure that doubleclick doesn’t get choked by too many requests.Learn More||Third Party||10 Minutes|
|Hotjar||_hjClosedSurveyInvites||Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor interacts with an External Link Survey invitation modal. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not reappear if it has already been shown.Learn More||Third Party||365 days|
|Hotjar||_hjDonePolls||Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor completes a survey using the On-site Survey widget. It is used to ensure that the same survey does not reappear if it has already been filled in.Learn More||Third Party||365 days|
|Hotjar||_hjMinimizedPolls||Hotjar cookie that is set once a visitor minimizes an On-site Survey widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimized when the visitor navigates through your site.Learn More||Third Party||365 days|
|Hotjar||_hjShownFeedbackMessage||Hotjar cookie that is set when a visitor minimizes or completes Incoming Feedback. This is done so that the Incoming Feedback will load as minimized immediately if the visitor navigates to another page where it is set to show.Learn More||Third Party||365 days|
|Hotjar||_hjid||Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.Learn More||Third Party||365 days|
|Hotjar||_hjRecordingLastActivity||This should be found in Session storage (as opposed to cookies). This gets updated when a visitor recording starts and when data is sent through the WebSocket (the visitor performs an action that Hotjar records).Learn More||Third Party||Session|
|Hotjar||_hjTLDTest||When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.Learn More||Third Party||Session|
|Hotjar||_hjUserAttributesHash||User Attributes sent through the Hotjar Identify API are cached for the duration of the session in order to know when an attribute has changed and needs to be updated.Learn More||Third Party||Session|
|Hotjar||_hjCachedUserAttributes||This cookie stores User Attributes which are sent through the Hotjar Identify API, whenever the user is not in the sample. These attributes will only be saved if the user interacts with a Hotjar Feedback tool.Learn More||Third Party||Session|
|Hotjar||_hjLocalStorageTest||This cookie is used to check if the Hotjar Tracking Script can use local storage. If it can, a value of 1 is set in this cookie. The data stored in_hjLocalStorageTest has no expiration time, but it is deleted almost immediately after it is created.Learn More||Third Party||Under 100ms|
|Hotjar||_hjIncludedInPageviewSample||This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit.Learn More||Third Party||30 minutes|
|Hotjar||_hjIncludedInSessionSample||This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit.Learn More||Third Party||30 minutes|
|Hotjar||_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.Learn More||Third Party||30 Minutes|
|Hotjar||_hjFirstSeen||This is set to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.Learn More||Third Party||Session|
|Hotjar||hjViewportId||This stores information about the user viewport such as size and dimensions.Learn More||Third Party||Session|
|Hotjar||_hjRecordingEnabled||This is added when a Recording starts and is read when the recording module is initialized to see if the user is already in a recording in a particular session.Learn More||Third Party||Session|