2. Defining a Cookie
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used. You can find out more about each cookie by viewing our current cookie list here. We update this list annually, so there may be additional cookies that are not yet listed. Web beacons, tags and scripts may be used in the Websites or in emails to help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers on an individual and aggregated basis.
3. Reason for Cookies
4. Disabling Cookies
- Click here to learn more about the “Private Browsing” setting and managing cookie settings in Firefox;
- Click here to learn more about “Incognito” and managing cookie settings in Chrome;
- Click here to learn more about “InPrivate” and managing cookie settings in Internet Explorer; or
- Click here to learn more about “Private Browsing” and managing cookie settings in Safari.
If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control, disable or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third-party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt out of or customise preferences associated with your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.
Many jurisdictions require or recommend that website operators inform users/visitors as to the nature of cookies they utilise and, in certain circumstances, obtain the consent of their users to the placement of certain cookies.
We may use any of the following categories of cookies on the Websites as detailed below.
Each cookie falls within one of the four following categories:
|Essential / Necessary Cookies
|Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
|Analytics / Statistics Cookies
|Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
|Functionality or Preference Cookies
|Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
|Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.
|Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.