Last revised on March 1, 2022
What are cookies?
A cookie is a simple text file which stores small pieces of information. When you visit one of our websites its server saves the cookie onto your computer or other device. Only that platform’s server will be able to read or retrieve the contents of that cookie.
Cookies do many different jobs like storing your preferences, helping you navigate effectively, and improving your overall experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and our platforms quicker and easier. For example, a cookie might store information so you don’t have to keep entering it.
The following types of cookies are used on our services:
Essential cookies. These cookies enable you to use our services. These cookies are essential to enable you to browse our Services and use certain features. Disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts of the Services.
Preference cookies. These cookies store information such as your login data, if applicable, and website preferences. Without these cookies, our Services may not be able to remember certain choices you've previously made or personalize your browsing experience by providing you with relevant information. These cookies can also be used to recognize your device so that you do not have to provide the same information more than once.
Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use our Services such as which pages you visit regularly. These cookies are used to provide you with a high-quality experience by doing things such as tracking page load, site response times, and error messages.
Content / advertising cookies. These cookies gather information about your use of our services so we may improve your experience and provide you with more relevant content and advertising on our services and elsewhere online and across your devices. They are also used to gather feedback on customer satisfaction through surveys. They remember that you've visited our services and help us understand usage of our services. Some of these cookies are from third parties that collect information about your use of our services in order to provide advertising (on our services and elsewhere, across your different devices) based on your online activities (so-called "interest-based advertising").
Cookies and your browser settings
You can use your browser settings to delete Cookies that have already been set at any time. You can also use your browser settings to manage Cookies to switch off a Cookie altogether. If you do this, it could mean that we can't use strictly necessary Cookies properly and so parts of our website may not work correctly.
For more information about how to use your browser settings to clear your browser data or to manage Cookies, check your browser ‘Help’ function.
You can stop Cookies being used on your device by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to block the deployment of all or some Cookies. Please note, if you use your browser settings to block Cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
It is also important to know that rejecting Cookies will not delete any Cookies that have been saved to your device in the past. You can delete previously saved Cookies via your browser settings.