WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHY DO WE USE THEM?
Cookies are small files that we may send to your browser when you first use the Sites, which are then stored on your device in order to remember information about you (such as login details). Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the Sites you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts.
Necessary Cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Sites or to comply with legal requirements. These cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services.
They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Sites or help to ensure the content of pages loads quickly. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our Sites will not then work.
Functionality Cookies - These are required for our Sites to function correctly and to give you access to the Sites that we offer. For example, these cookies allow the Sites to remember any settings you make and provide enhanced and more personal features. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of our Services may not function properly.
Analytical or Performance Cookies – These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Sites when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our Sites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our Sites.
Targeting Cookies – These cookies record your visit to our Sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Sites more relevant to your interests. These cookies may also be set through our Sites by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
We also use pixels (also referred to as web beacons, clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs). A pixel contains a tiny image that may be embedded within web pages and emails, requiring a call (which provides device and visit information) to our servers in order for the pixel to be rendered in those web pages and emails. We use pixels to learn more about your interactions with email content or web content, such as whether you interacted with ads or posts.
Cookies and pixels collect data about you but are typically constructed with privacy by design. Only the server that sets the cookie can retrieve the data it collects, and the data is often collected on an anonymized basis.
HOW CAN YOU MANAGE COOKIES USED ON THE SITES?
If you opt out and do not consent, we have a special script in place which ensures that no cookies that collect your data are being used. You can also choose not to allow some types of cookies. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the Sites and the Services we are able to offer.
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CHANGES TO THIS COOKIES POLICY
From time to time, we may make changes to this Cookies Policy. If we decide to do so, we will post the changes on our Sites, so that you are always aware of what cookies we use and how we use them.