Last updated: 18/02/2019
What are cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.
You’ll notice this term used across the Internet to describe bits of information that some websites create when you visit their sites, which are then stored on your computer. A cookie is uniquely yours and can only be read by the website that gave it to you. Cookies are a basic way to identify the computer you happen to be using at the time and do not identify you personally. They cannot be used to obtain data from your hard drive, your e-mail address or personal information stored on your computer.
- Cookies remain active only while you have your Internet browser open.
- Cookies expire as soon as you close your browser.
- Cookies are not used to collect and store any personally identifying information.
- Cookies do not contain viruses.
Our websites use the following types of cookies:
- Browsing or session cookies, which are strictly necessary for the website’s operation, and/or to allow you to use the website’s content and services.
- Google Analytics cookies, which allow us to understand how users make use of the website, and to track traffic to and from the website.
- Function cookies, which are used to activate specific website functions, in order to improve your experience.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the website.
What are your choices regarding cookies
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
If you have set your browser options to allow cookies on your computer, we treat the information supplied through those cookies with the same comprehensive security and privacy protections as any other customer information we receive.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
Where can you find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
- Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/