Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Sites or a third party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Sites more useful to you.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Cookies we set when you visit our Sites are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by other parties are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality within the Sites, such as site analytics, advertising, and social media features. The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer or device both when it visits the site in question and also when it visits certain other sites and/or mobile apps. We do not control how these third parties use your information, which is subject to their own privacy policies. See below for details on use of third-party cookies and similar technologies with our Sites.
Cookies are not the only way to track visitors to a site or app. Companies use tiny graphics files with unique identifiers called beacons (and also “pixels” or “clear gifs”) to recognize when someone visits its sites. These technologies often depend on cookies to function properly, and so disabling cookies may impair their functioning.
|Type||Description||Who serves the cookies||How to control them|
|Advertising/ Marketing||These cookies are used by advertising companies to collect information about how you use our Sites and other websites over time. These companies use this information to show you ads they believe will be relevant to you within our Sites and elsewhere, and to measure how the ads perform.||
|See ‘What are my choices regarding cookies?’ below.|
|Analytics||These cookies help us track information on how the Sites are used so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Sites to see how our users react to them.||
See ‘What are my choices regarding cookies?’ below.
Google Analytics uses its own cookies. You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies here and about how Google protects your data here. You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Sites by downloading and installing a browser plugin available here.
|Essential||These cookies are essential to provide you with our Sites and to enable you to use some of their features. They remember information that changes the way the Service behaves or looks, such as a user's language preference on the Service.||See ‘What are my choices regarding cookies?’ below. However, certain features of the Sites may not work without these cookies.|
|Functionality / performance||These cookies help us enhance the performance and functionality of our Sites. For example, these cookies help us authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. We may use these cookies to remember information that changes the way the Sites behave or look, such as the "remember me" functionality.||See ‘What are my choices regarding cookies?’ below. However, certain features of the Sites may not work without these cookies.||See ‘What are my choices regarding cookies?’ below. However, certain features of the Sites may not work without these 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.
You can learn more about cookies on the following third-party web sites:
Information about the cookies we use may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes.
Last updated: January 21, 2019