What are cookies?
- Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies serve different purposes, like helping us understand how a site is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience.
- Our Website may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them).
- We use two broad categories of cookies: (i) first party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, which we use to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Website; and (ii) third party cookies, which are served by service providers or business partners on our Website, and can be used by these parties to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites. Third party cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, including site analytics, advertising and social media features.
Types of cookies that we use
How to control them Analytics These cookies help us understand how our Website is performing and being used. These cookies may work with web beacons included in emails we send to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. Google Analytics
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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.
Essential These cookies are necessary to allow the technical operation of our Website (e.g., they enable you to move around on a website and to use its features). Google Tag Manager See ‘Your choices’ below. Social Media These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or ‘like’ button on our Website, or when you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook. The social network will record that you have done this.
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- Other technologies – In addition to cookies, our Website may use other technologies, such as pixel tags, to collect information automatically.
- Browser web storage – We may also use browser web storage (including via HTML5), also known as locally stored objects, for similar purposes as cookies. Browser web storage enables the storage of a larger amount of data than cookies. Your web browser may provide functionality to clear your browser web storage.
- Web Beacons – We may also use web beacons (which are also known as pixel tags and clear GIFs) on our Website and in our HTML formatted emails to track the actions of users on our Website and interactions with our emails. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages or within HTML formatted emails. Pixel tags are used to demonstrate that a webpage was accessed or that certain content was viewed, typically to measure the success of our marketing campaigns or engagement with our emails and to compile statistics about usage of the Website, so that we can manage our content more effectively.
- Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, the Website may not work properly.
- For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Website. For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Website.
Last revised on March 11, 2022.