You can adjust your preferences related to cookies when using a Product by visiting our cookie consent management platform.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site or app name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website or app to remember things like who you are, your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket. When we refer to cookies in this policy we are also referring to similar technologies.
HOW LONG DO COOKIES LAST?
Cookies last for different lengths of time depending on what they are used for:
Session cookies are temporary cookies and are only stored until you leave the website or when you close your web browser or the app.
Persistent cookies last for a fixed period of time, defined within the cookie, and allow the website or app to recognize the device again, when the user returns to that website or app on that device.
The Products use a range of first and third party cookies:
First party cookies are placed and set by us. This might be for the purpose of monitoring the performance of our Products, ensuring the appropriate functioning of each Product and/or storing your preferences in relation to a Product.
Third party cookies are placed and set by our selected third parties. This might be for the purposes of website or app measurement, to allow a third party service on the website to operate or to allow third parties to deliver relevant advertising. Third party cookies are used on the Products by approved organizations, which will each have their own privacy policies. You can find a list of these organizations and options to control such cookies in our cookie consent management platform.
Cookies allow us and, where applicable, third parties to obtain information about your visits and use of the Products. Cookies we set fall into the following categories:
• Required Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to use the Products and their features. Without these cookies, we are unable to provide services that you have asked for, such as viewing content, or keeping you logged in during your use of the Products.
• Functional and Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Products, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages, and allow the Products to provide services you have asked for, remember choices you make (such as your user name and preferred settings) and whether you’ve been to or used the relevant Product before. All information that performance cookies collect is aggregated and is only used to improve how the Products work. The information that functional cookies collect may be anonymized and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
• Targeting or Advertising Cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organizations such as advertisers. These types of cookies are also used to create user profiles in order to personalize your experience whilst using the Products and serve adverts in line with preferences shown by you whilst browsing the web. Use of such cookies means that when you are on another website, you may be shown advertising by third parties based on your browsing patterns on, and usage of, the Products.
It is your choice whether these cookies are set and, in relation to the Products, you can change whether to accept such cookies at any time by visiting our cookie consent management platform.
HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES
Cookie Consent Management Platform
You can adjust your cookie preferences by changing the cookie settings on our cookie consent management platform.
All major browsers allow you to change your cookie settings - for example you can set up your web browser to inform you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the 'Help' option in your browser for further assistance.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer and Edge
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
You can also delete all cookies that are already on your device and prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a website and some services and functionalities may not work.
Third party management applications
You can also adjust your cookie preferences through third party platforms:
- To manage cookies linked to targeting or advertising activities, visit Your Online Choices (if you are in the EEA or UK) or Your Ad Choices (if you are based in the US).
- To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google Analytics Opt Out.
UPDATES AND CHANGES
Last updated: 24 August 2022