What is a cookie?
Cookies are computer files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies can then be sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Website before or whether you are a new visitor. There are two broad categories of cookies:
- First Party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device.
- Third Party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third party cookies for functionality, performance / analytics, marketing, unclassified and other technologies, and social media purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by websites to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
What are web beacons?
Web beacons, or “clear gifs”, are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. Web beacons are placed on a website or in an email that alone or in conjunction with cookies compile information about your usage of or your interaction with the Services. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive or device, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages. Similar to cookies, beacons primarily help us better manage content on our Services by informing us which content is effective If you don’t want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies as described further below. If you turn off cookies, web beacon and other technologies will still detect your visits to our Website; however, they will not be associated with information otherwise stored in cookies.
Third parties may drop cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these to us.
- track traffic flow and patterns of travel and behavior in connection with our Website;
- understand the total number of visitors to our Websites on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Mac) used by our visitors;
- monitor the performance of our Website and to continually improve it;
- in connection with our marketing and advertising efforts; and
- customize and enhance your online experience.
What types of cookies do we use?
The types of cookies used by us in connection with the Website can be considered “strictly necessary”, “performance or analytics cookies”, “marketing / targeting”, and “unclassified”. We’ve set out some further information below about each category.
Cookies strictly necessary for website purposes
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through the Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. These cookies cannot be switched as without them we will not be able to provide essential website services.
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Performance or Analytics Cookies
We use performance/analytics cookies to analyze how the website is accessed, used, or is performing. We do this in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the website. For example, these cookies allow us to:
- Better understand our website visitors so that we can improve how we present our content;
- Test different design ideas for particular pages, such as our homepage;
- Collect information about Website visitors such as where they are located and what browsers they are using;
- Determine the number of unique users of the website;
- Improve the website by measuring any errors that occur;
- Measuring campaign effectiveness; and
- Conduct research and diagnostics to improve product offerings.
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These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
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Marketing or Targeting Cookies
We use marketing cookies to deliver many types of targeted digital marketing. We do this in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the website. The cookie store user data and behavior information, which allows advertising services to target audience according to variables. For example, these cookies allow us to:
- Observe the Website performance and generate retargeting (Site retargeting, search retargeting, etc.)
- Maintain and improve the website and our products.
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How to control or delete cookies
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Safari and iOS
Third Party Websites’ Cookies
When using our Website you may be directed to other websites. These websites may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites you visit, even if you are directed to them from our Website. If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like Google, Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here: https://twitter.com/en/privacy http://twitter.com/privacy http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/
Need More Information?
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following link useful: All About Cookies. Cookies that have been set in the past If you have disabled one or more Cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.
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