Use of Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

 

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

 

How do we use cookies?

A number of our pages use cookies to:

  • Identify customers as they proceed through the check-out process; thus, online transactions require a browser that accepts cookies.
  • Remember the actions you take during your use of our website.
  • Anonymously gather data on how you got to our website and what pages you visited.
  • Collect information about your browsing activities in order to deliver customized or relevant services, advertising or content to you, when you browse our website or other websites or open the emails we send you.
  • To work with third parties who serve advertisements (through our Services or across the Internet) or provide other services to us, such as providing users the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content, or tracking website usage statistics.

You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

 

Further Information

Alongside cookies, to manage our automatic data collection, we, and our third-party partners and service providers, may place tags (often referred to as “web beacons” or “pixel tags”) and other tracking mechanisms on pages on our website, in videos, or in emails we send to you. Web beacons are small files that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies, and they may be used for a variety of purposes, such as counting the number of visitors to the website, analysing how users navigate around the website, assessing how many emails that we send are opened and which articles or links are viewed by visitors.

Third parties, including Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. We do not control these third party technologies.

We also use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, on the Sites to provide us with statistics and other information about visitors to the Sites.  Visit https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631?hl=en&ref_topic=1008008 to learn more about Google Analytics and how you may opt out.

Companies that provide certain third-party apps, tools, widgets, and plug-ins that may appear on the Sites (for example, Facebook “Like” or “Share” buttons), also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. This information collection is subject to the privacy policies or notices of those third parties.

 

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

For more information about third party ad networks and services that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info, and to learn about or exercise your opt-out options, go to www.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.