This statement was last updated April 04, 2019.
What are cookies?
We utilise cookies, and other online identification technologies such as web beacons, or pixels to provide users with an improved user experience. By using this website or application you consent to the deployment of such identification technologies.
Analytics and site statistics
We also use these technologies to gather usage information and statistics regarding use of the Websites. For example, we collect information about page visits and navigation to determine what articles and topics are of greatest interest and if users are able to find content easily. Likewise, we collect information about which articles and videos are viewed and whether videos are viewed in their entirety to determine what content is of most interest to users. We also use usage information to generate various reports regarding use of the Websites. These reports contain aggregated information about users and do not single out users individually. If you are a Registered User we may also collect information on what specific interests you have, including what articles you have viewed on the site in order to understand what content interests you most.
Individual GST sites may use additional cookies or third-party analytics tools. For more information about the cookies and third-party tools used on individual sites, please review the cookie information on the individual sites you visit.
Measuring effectiveness of our activities
We may utilise online identification technologies from marketing partners, third party sites and social media platforms. These technologies help us measure the efficacy of our marketing and awareness campaigns and to understand how visitors navigate to the Websites from a GST ad. We use these technologies to compile statistics about visitors who interact with the Websites and other GST online content, to gauge the effectiveness of our ads, and to provide more pertinent information to our visitors.
Managing cookies on your device
You can control and manage cookies using your browser. Please note that removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience and some functionality may no longer be available.
Using your browser to control cookies
Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a website. Be aware that if you delete all cookies then any preferences you have set will be lost, including the ability to opt-out from cookies as this function itself requires placement of an opt out cookie on your device. Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers is linked below.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
For information on additional browsers and device types please see http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.
Managing Analytics cookies
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: https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
The following section explains the types, categories, and purpose of cookies on the Websites. By using these Websites you consent to the deployment of cookies for the stated purpose.
Types of cookies:
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 for a set period of time after the browser session (unless deleted by you).
Categories of cookies:
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, setting preferences, or logging in.
Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to gather analytics to improve the performance and functionality of our site. These analytics can include measurements on the popularity of a page, common patterns of how people browse around the site, and how frequently a certain feature is used. We usually aggregate the data for review but in some cases we may collect information on content you have viewed in order to understand what interests you most.
Customization cookies: These cookies help us to understand how effective our marketing campaigns are, and enhance your online experiences with GST with customization.