This Cookies Policy provides the following information for users:
- What are cookies and similar technologies?
- What are the different types of cookies?
- What are cookies used for?
- How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
- Contact details and where to find further information
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES?
A cookie is a small data file, often including a unique identifier, which is sent to your computer, mobile phone, or tablet device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our Services, information about your device, e.g., the device’s IP address and browser type, broad location, and, if you arrived at our site via a link from a third party site, the URL of the linking page. Suppose you have registered for any Services or you are a subscriber. In that case, it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.
Similar technologies known as “local storage” may also be used in our Services as an alternative to cookies. This is a technology that is similar to cookies and performs very similar functions, such as caching data to enable us to improve our Services, allowing you to register for our Services, and tracking activity to enable our advertisers and us to advertise to you in accordance with this policy and counting the number of people who view adverts on our Services. Where we refer to “cookies” in this policy, we mean cookies or similar technologies.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our Services to your interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyze your use of our Services and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
In addition to cookies, our Services may also use web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags, and web bugs. These are all types of technology implemented by websites or third-party ad servers to allow them to analyze your website use and help improve your experience of the Services.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIES?
- Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser;
- Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a set period after the browser has closed and are used where we (or a third party) need to identify you for a later browsing session.
- First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting; and
- Third-party cookies are cookies used within our services that are set by other organizations. These include cookies from external analytics services, which help us to understand the use of our sites, or by advertisers so that they can track the effectiveness of their advertisements. Selected social media companies can also set third-party cookies to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks, which may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.
WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR?
Essential or Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential for the running of our Services. Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not remember preferences beyond your current visit and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are usually session cookies that will expire when you close your browsing session.
Functional cookies are essential to the running of our Services. They are used to remember your preferences on our websites and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymized, so we cannot identify you personally. Company’s cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information that could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving to advertise. They may be set by third-party providers whose services we have added to our page or by us.
Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies
Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our Services, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyze user behavior patterns and use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the website that may require maintenance. The data is anonymous (i.e., it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address), and it is only used for statistical purposes.
Targeting or Behavioral Advertising Cookies
These cookies may be placed on your device by our trusted third-party service providers or us. Remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with content or advertising tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioral advertising (OBA) and is done by grouping shared interests based on web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g., your age, gender, etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you. Without these cookies, the content and advertisements you encounter may be less relevant to you and your interests.