Cookies and Internet Tags
This Cookies Privacy Notice explains how cookies and other tracking technologies are used on our websites (including mobile optimized versions of our websites) and the various social networking platforms that we use.
“Cookies” are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing a more customized website experience. Cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites. If you visit a mobile optimized version of the website, we may receive data from or about the mobile phone or devices that you use to access the website, including type of device and mobile carrier. We may also capture certain “clickstream data” pertaining to your website usage. Clickstream data includes, for example, information about your computer or device, Web browser and operating system and their settings, the referring page that linked you to the website, the pages, content or ads you see or click on during your visit and when and for how long you do so, items you download, the next website you visit when you leave our website, and any search terms you have entered on the website or a referral site.
In addition, we may deploy various tracking technologies on our websites to collect additional information about your website visits. For example:
(a) HTML5 (the language some Web sites are coded in) may be used to store information on your computer or device about your website usage activities. This information can be retrieved by us to determine how our website is being used by our visitors, how it can be improved, and to customize it for our users.
(b) A pixel tag (also known as a “clear GIF” or “web beacon”) is a tiny image – typically just one-pixel – that can be placed on a web page or in our electronic communications to you in order to help us measure the effectiveness of our content by, for example, counting the number of individuals who visit us online or verifying whether you’ve opened one of our e-mails or seen one of our websites.
These tracking technologies may be deployed by us and/or by our service providers or partners on our behalf.
Information collected on our websites through tracking technologies includes personal data, such as the IP address of the user and the device ID.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.