When you visit our websites or otherwise interact with the Service we (or third party data or ad networks we work with) may send one or more “cookies” to your computer or other devices. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers stored on your computer through your web browser and are used by most websites to help personalize your web experience. Some cookies may facilitate additional site features for enhanced performance and functionality such as remembering preferences, allowing social interactions, analyzing usage for site optimization, providing custom content, allowing third parties to provide social sharing tools, and serving images or videos from third party websites. Some features on these sites will not function if you do not allow cookies. We may link the information we store in cookies to any Personal Information you submit while on our sites.
We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interest of our users to enhance the experience on our sites.
Functional cookies, persistent and session type, store information to enable core site functionality.
Analytics cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites and our marketing campaigns.
Advertising cookies may be set through our websites by our advertising partners. Data may be collected by these companies that enable them to serve up advertisements on other sites that are relevant to your interests.
Legal basis for processing cookies
We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Sites and under our terms with you, where applicable. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Sites.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how you move around our Sites when you are using them. This helps us for our legitimate interests of improving the way our Sites work, for example, by ensuring that you are finding what you are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Sites. This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalise our content, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting/Advertising 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 subject to your choices and preferences to make our Sites and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
We may also work with third party advertising networks that gather information about the content on our Sites you visit and on information on other websites and services you visit. This may result in you seeing advertisements through our Sites or our advertisements when you visit other websites and services of third parties.