Last Updated: December 1, 2020
We are keenly aware of the trust you place in us, and our responsibility to protect your privacy. As part of this responsibility, we let you know what information we collect using cookies when you use our website, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your experience.
What are cookies?
Cookies are simple text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, website’s domain name, and some digits and numbers.
You can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, however some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
Below are the list of cookies used by this website with more details.
What types of cookies do we use?
Session cookies (Temporary Cookies):
These cookies help websites recognise users and the information provided when they navigate through a website. Session cookies only retain information about a user's activities for as long as they are on the website. Once the web browser is closed, the cookies are deleted.
First-party cookies are set by the website visited by the user. The data collected using first-party cookies is used for purposes like calculating page views, sessions, and number of users.
Third-party cookies are installed by third-parties with the aim of collecting certain information from web users to carry out research into, for example, behaviour, demographics or spending habits. They are commonly used by advertisers who want to ensure that products and services are marketed towards the right target audience.
Only HTTPS websites can set secure cookies, i.e., cookies with encrypted data. Mostly, the checkout or payment pages of e-commerce websites have secure cookies to facilitate safer transactions. Similarly, online banking websites are required to use secure cookies for security reasons.
Functionality cookies (Preference cookies):
Functionality cookies let us operate the site in accordance with the choices you make.
For example, we will recognize your username and remember how you customized the site during future visits.
These cookies enable us and third-party services to collect aggregated data for statistical purposes on how our visitors use the website.
These cookies do not contain personal information such as names and email addresses and are used to help us improve your user experience of the website.
Statistics cookies (Performance cookies):
These cookies collect information about how you use a website,
like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized.
Their sole purpose is to improve website functions.
This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited.
How to control cookies?
You can block and/or delete cookies as you wish using your browser settings.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and you can set your browser to prevent them from being placed.
By doing this you may have to manually adjust some preferences on your browser every time you visit our website. As a result, some services and functionalities may not work.
For more general information on how to control cookies, please read "Control Cookies".
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PO Box 1190,
Port Vila, Efate,