What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information. When you visiting a website, it transfers these files to your hard drive to store and track information about you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can change your browser settings to prevent that behavior. Please refer to your browser help topics for more detailed information on how to do this. However, you will not be able to take full advantage of our website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers. This means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Bear in mind that cookies identify a user’s computer. Cookies do not personally identify users and passwords and credit card information are not stored in cookies.
What sort of cookies do we use?
We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and under our terms with you. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us for our legitimate purposes to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, 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 website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
If you do not want to accept cookies, please read the Cookies Settings article to learn more about how to disable cookies.
When do our cookies expire?
Except for strictly necessary cookies, all cookies used on our site will expire no later than 2 years after collected.