LAST UPDATED: JUNE 2021
WHAT COOKIES ARE
A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.
Cookie information is anonymized and aggregated data. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than information about how you use the Websites and the data you choose to share with us (including data you automatically share with us by way of your browser settings).
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Websites. 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 the Websites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Websites work, 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 the Websites. This enables us 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 the Websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Websites and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
With regard to each of your visits to the Websites we may automatically collect the following information:
- your browser type and version;
- time zone setting;
- browser plug-in types; and
- versions, operating system and platform.
We may also collect information about your visit, including the pages you visit and where you came from prior to landing on our websites, page response times, download errors, and length of visits to certain pages, all in an aggregated anonymized fashion.
You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. Here are some helpful links for you.
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences#w_how-do-i-change-cookie-settings
- Microsoft Edge (Internet Explorer): https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411