The table below summarizes the different types of cookies that may be used, along with their respective function and duration (i.e. how long each cookie will remain on your device).
What are cookies?
Cookies are computer files or partial data that may be saved on your computer (or other internet-enabled device, e.g. smartphone or tablet) when you visit a Site. Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie originates, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
What types of cookies do we use?
Two types of cookies may be used on our Site: ‘session cookies’ and ‘persistent cookies’. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Site. A ‘persistent cookie’ remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie in question and your browser settings).
Some of the pages you visit may also collect information through ‘pixel tags’ (also known as ‘clear gifs’) that may be shared with third parties who directly assist our promotional activities and website development. For example, Web site usage information about the people who visit our Web site may be shared with advertising agencies in order to better target banner advertisements on our Web site. However, the information is not personally identifiable, although it may be linked to your personal information.
Cookies used on the Site
Cookie Type: Required
These cookies are essential to the proper functioning of our site, they allow people to navigate our website and take advantage of its features such as storing previous actions (entered text) when returning to a page during the same session.
These cookies do not identify you as an individual.
If you do not accept these cookies, the performance of the website, or sections of it, may be impacted.
Cookie Type: Performance
These cookies help us understand how users interact with our website by providing us with information regarding the sections visited, the time spent on the site, and any issues that have arisen, for example an error message. This helps us to improve the performance of our website.
These cookies do not identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.
Cookie Type: Functionality
These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make (for example, your username, the language you choose or the region you’re in, any products placed in your shopping cart) to provide you with a more personalized online experience. They may also allow users to view videos, play games, and interact with social tools such as blogs, chat rooms, and forums.
The information that is collected by these cookies may include personally identifiable information that you have provided, for example, your username or profile picture. We will always be transparent with you about what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.
If you do not accept these cookies, the performance and functionality of the website may be impacted and your access to content on the website may be limited.
Cookie Type: Targeting / Advertising
These cookies are used to present content that is better suited to you and your interests. They may be used to display targeted advertisements or to limit the number of times you view an advertisement. They also help us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on our websites.
We may use these cookies to remember which websites you have visited and we may share this information with third parties, including our agencies and advertisers.
Most of these cookies track consumers by their IP address and therefore may collect some personally identifiable information. For more information about these cookies, including what information they collect and how they are used, please see the relevant table.
Do we use third party cookies?
We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our Site to enable them to deliver the services they are providing. If you would like to know more about these cookies, together with information on how to opt out of receiving these cookies, please refer to the relevant table.
When you visit our Site you may receive cookies from third party websites or domains. We endeavour to identify these cookies before they are used so that you can decide whether or not you wish to accept them. Further information about these cookies may be available on the website of the third party in question.
How can I control or delete cookies?
Most internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically. You can change these settings to block cookies or to alert you that cookies are being sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser’s instruction manual or help screen to find out how to adjust or change your browser settings.
If you disable the cookies we use, it may affect your experience while on our Site, for example, you may not be able to visit certain sections or receive personalized information when you visit our Site.
If you use different devices to view and access the Website (e.g., computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect your cookie preferences.
More specific information
Session / temporary These cookies are deleted from your device when you leave the website.
Permanent / persistent These cookies are not deleted from your device when you leave the website. They remain on your device for a longer period of time.
Cookie Used: Analytics/Tracking
Provides anonymous / aggregate information about where you go and what you do on our sites and other websites.
Persistent, session and third party.
Google Analytics: information about Google Analytics click here
They allow you to share comments / ratings / pages / bookmarks and help you simplify access to social networks and social tools on the internet. Third parties.
They support various and sundry elements of functionality on our Site.
Persistent, session and third party.
maps.google.com: information on maps.google.com click here
How to disable cookies via browser configuration:
- Disabling cookies on Firefox
- Disabling cookies on Chrome
- Disabling cookies on Internet Explorer
- Disabling cookies on Safari
- Disabling cookies on Opera