Like almost all websites, the ASTech website uses “cookies”.  Cookies are text files containing small amounts of data which are stored on and accessible from your device when you visit a website. Cookies are used to enhance the functionality of the website, personalise content for you, provide social media features, and analyse traffic.  Cookies cannot execute programs or be used to access other information on your device.

How are cookies used on this website?

The ASTech website use the following categories of cookies:

  • Necessary Cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The ASTech website also uses cookies to enable functionality provided by third parties, such as embedded YouTube videos. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Preference Cookies enable the website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
  • Statistic Cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. For example, statistic cookies collect data such as the dates and times of visits as well as the number and pages viewed by each visitor, which is used to evaluate the performance and usefulness of the website;
  • Marketing Cookies are used to track visitors across websites. They may allow ads to be displayed (whether on the ASTech site or a third party site) that are relevant and engaging for the individual user.

The information collected through the use of cookies may include your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) or URLs of the sites you have visited before or after accessing the ASTech website, as well as how long you have spent on a particular site.

Some of the cookies used by the ASTech website are session cookies (that is, they remain on your device only while you are browsing a website) whereas other cookies remain on your device for longer periods, or permanently (unless they are deleted as discussed below).  The cookies may be placed by third parties such as social media companies with services that appear on the website.

Giving your consent to our use of cookies

Under applicable law, cookies can be stored on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of the ASTech website (ie, the Necessary Cookies described above).  For the placement of other types of cookies, some laws require your consent.

When you use your device to visit the ASTech website for the first time, or where a certain period has elapsed between visits, you will be asked to complete a declaration (the “Cookie Declaration”) which provides you with information regarding the cookies which are placed by the site, and requires you to indicate whether you consent to the placement of Preference Cookies, Statistic Cookies and Marketing Cookies (as described above).

Please note that if you do not consent to the placement of Preference Cookies, Statistic Cookies or Marketing Cookies on your device, this may reduce the functionality of the website.

You can also change or withdraw your consent by updating your Cookie Declaration at any time by clicking on this link.

 Deleting or managing cookies using your internet browser settings

In addition to controlling the placement of cookies using our Cookie Declaration, you can also manage the use of cookies by changing your internet browser settings. This means that you can set your preferences regarding the use of cookies before you begin browsing, or you can delete cookies once you have finished visiting a website. For further information about how to manage cookies, please refer to your browser “help” section.