What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term "cookies" in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our Platform is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to "remember me" when logging in, a cookie will store your username.
Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our Platform or a user’s general location.
What sort of cookies does the Sustema Platform use? Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our platform. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our platform and to monitor Platform performance.
This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise.
For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the Platform.
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in a username every time you access the site and recall your customisation preferences, such as which regional edition of the platform you want to see when you log in.
We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.
We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our platform traffic. We may also use third-party cookies to help us with market research, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions.
Can a user block cookies?
Cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions here, or refer to your software help settings for further instructions.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly