A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device’s hard drive (e.g. your phone or your computer). For example, a cookie could allow us to recognise your browser, while another could store your preferences. It helps our Website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role and without them, using our Website would be a much more frustrating experience.
This policy explains how and why we use these technologies and the choices you have.
What cookies we use
There are two types of cookies used. Session cookies, which will normally expire when you close your browser and Persistent Cookies which will remain on your device after you close your browser and can be used again the next time you access our Website.
The cookies are further categorised into the following:
· Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. 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 or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us 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 recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise 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 to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
· Estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
· To enable you to use and access our Website;
· To enable you to contact us or purchase our products or services;
· Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted to your individual interests;
· To enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of and your access to our Website and services that we provide to you;
· Recognise you when you return to our site and speed up your searches;
· To better understand how you navigate through and interact with our Website;
· To show you content that is relevant to you and to serve you tailored advertising;
· To promote our services better;
· To monitor and analyse the performance, operation, and effectiveness of our Website;
· For fraud detection and prevention, trust and safety, and investigations;
· For purposes of our own customer support, analytics, research, product development, and regulatory compliance.
We may use Flash Cookies, also known as Local Stored Objects, and similar technologies to personalize and enhance your online experience. A Flash cookie is a small data file placed on a computer using Adobe Flash technology. The Adobe Flash Player is an application that allows rapid development of dynamic content, such as video clips and animation.
We use Flash cookies to personalise and enhance your online experience and to deliver content for Flash players. We may also use Flash cookies for security purposes, to gather certain website metrics and to help remember settings and preferences. Flash cookies are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. To manage Flash cookies, please visit Adobe’s website.
If you disable Flash cookies or other similar technologies, please note that you may not have access to certain content and product features such as your device remembering the products and services that you have viewed on our website previously.
Pixel Tags and Web Beacons
Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images and small blocks of code placed on website pages, ads, or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you performed a specific action. When you access these pages, or when you open an email, the pixel tags and web beacons let us know you have accessed the web page or opened the email. These tools help us measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
Server Logs and Other Technologies
We collect many different types of information from server logs and other technologies. For example, we collect information about the device you use to access our Website, your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. Our server logs also record the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices require to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to our website and the website you visit after you leave our site. These tools help us improve user experience and deliver our services.
We may use device-related information to authenticate users. For example, we may use your IP address, browser information, or other data provided by your browser or device to identify the device being used to access our Website. We may also use these device-related techniques for associating you with different devices that you may use to access our content including for fraud-protection purposes and to better target
Third Party Social Plugins
Third Party Cookies
We may also use third party providers to place these technologies on our Website. These third-party providers may use technologies that help us analyse how you use the Website (for example by noting the third-party services from which you have arrived) and market and advertise our services to you on our Website or third-party websites such as Google. They may also help us detect and prevent fraud or conduct risk assessments or collect information about your activities on our Website, other sites or the ads that you have clicked.
It is important that you understand that those third parties may also use such tracking technologies to serve ads that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you and measure the effectiveness of their ads both on our website and on other websites or online services. Targeting and advertising cookies we use may include Google, and other advertising networks and services we use from time to time.
For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or http://youronlinechoices.eu.
We may use Google Analytics tools. If you do not wish the Google Analytics to use your information, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser. Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. In addition to reporting site usage statistics, data collected on Google properties by Google Analytics may also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described above, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads you are shown.
To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. To the extent advertising technology is integrated into our website and you opt-out of tailored advertising, you may still receive advertising content. In that case, the advertising content will just not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of these opt-out links and are not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.
The payment provider cookies are an essential part of our payment operations as they allow you to make payments for our products and services. We cannot offer any product or service (the provision of which depends on us receiving a payment from you) if these cookies are disabled by you.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies by visiting the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies or clear local storage this could affect the features, availability, and functionality of our websites. For more information please select your browser:
· Google Chrome
· Mozilla Firefox
· Apple Safari
· Microsoft Internet Explorer
· Microsoft Edge
Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools available in a web browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about how to manage flash cookies, you can visit the Adobe website and make changes at the Global Privacy Settings Panel.
Your mobile device may allow you to control cookies through its settings function. Refer to your device manufacturer’s instructions for more information.