Effective Date: 1 May 2019
Cookies and Similar Technologies
Cookies and "web beacons" identify your browser collect and store information when you visit our website including information about how you use it through which it is possible to monitor your use of the website, as well as provide you with a better service and experience when browsing the website and for analytics. Cookies and Web Beacons:
- allow us to optimise our products and services;
- provide us and third-party partners with analytics information, such as how many visitors our website receives; and
- are used by us in our email correspondence to determine whether you open them or take any further action.
Cookies: a cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Web beacons: also known as "single pixel GIFs", "clear GIFs" or "tags" are small graphic images that may be included on our website.
Purposes of collection
You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them set out below.
Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser (Session Cookies) or they can be stored for longer (Persistent Cookies).
Session cookies – allow websites to link your actions during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a customer has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They can also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. Session cookies expire after a browser session.
Persistent cookies – are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions, which allow the preferences or actions of the user to be remembered on a website or in some cases across different websites. Persistent cookies are used for a variety of purposes including remembering your preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising.
We use persistent cookies to recognise you and provide you with a good user experience.
We sometimes work with other organisations to place our cookies and web beacons on their websites or in their advertisements. We do this to help us develop statistics on how often clicking on an advertisement on our websites results in a purchase or other interaction on the advertiser's First and third party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user - the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.
First party cookies
Session Cookies (Technical Cookies): strictly limited to sending the session identifiers (random numbers generated by the server) needed for secure and efficient Website browsing. They are not permanently stored on the user’s computer and are deleted upon browser closing. In particular, the use of the session cookies aims at ensuring security and improving of the offered service; and
Technical Cookie: required to keep track of the consent given by the user.
The described cookies do not require your consent to be installed and used:
Third party cookies
Some third parties can also provide cookies on our website(s). These cookies or similar technologies are managed by the third parties set out in the table below and are divided into the following categories:
- Marketing/Advertising: Cookies used to provide advertising services on a given Website fall within this category. Disabling these third-party cookies does not affect the Website use; and
- Profiling Cookies: They are used to trace the user’s network browsing and create profiles about his/her tastes, behaviour, choices, etc. These cookies allow the transmission of online advertising messages to the user’s device with the preferences already expressed by that same user when browsing. In accordance with applicable laws, using these cookies and any processing related thereto require the prior user’s consent. Disabling these third-party cookies does not affect the Website use.
THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS
We suggest that you visit the following third-party websites to understand how their cookies are used.
You also acknowledge and consent to the use of third party cookies (including, for example, those provided by operators of advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services). You acknowledge that where we allow advertising networks, external services, and other third-party services on the website, we have no control over cookies they collect.
Refusing or deleting cookies
To opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
For more information on managing cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org
If you are a resident in the EU:
For more information on managing cookies, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu which has further information about behavioural advertising and online privacy.