A cookie is a small text file that gets stored on your computer or smartphone when you visit a website.Cookies are used extensively to make websites work, or work more efficiently. Cookies help our website to recognise your device and remember information about your visit to our site (e.g., your preferred language, font size, and other preferences).
The Committee uses analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, that are useful in measuring traffic and usage statistics for the purpose of understanding how visitors access and use the website. The information collected through cookies is used to help improve the website and to compile overall statistics on how visitors use the website. In this sense, please note that we use analytics tools on our website to collect personal data about you; for more information about how Google Analytics is used and how it collects and processes data, please visit the Google Analytics website. To learn more about Google Analytics and how it collects and processes data, please visit Google Analytics.
In most browsers, you can manage your cookie settings by changing your browser settings. This allows you to set your browser to either (i) Automatically accept or reject all cookies; (ii) Automatically accept or reject first party and/or third party cookies; or (iii) Notify you before a cookie is stored on your device so that you have the opportunity to accept or reject the cookie.
Additionally, if you do not want Google Analytics to be used in your browser, you have the following options:
Install the Google Analytics Opt-out browser add-on here.
Opt out using the Network Advertising Initiative's consumer opt-out system, accessible here.
In addition, there is another online service available here that you can use to manage advertising cookies that get stored on your devices.
Please note, however, that if you block cookies, your website experience may be affected as you may not be able to fully access all features and content on the website.
COOKIE STORAGE PERIOD
The Committee does not explicitly set the retention period for cookies.