How do cookies benefit you?
Cookies allow us to record information about your online preferences. This enables us to:
What is a cookie?
Cookies that we use on our site:
Session cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted once your session has ended. Your session on our website ends when you logout or close your browser.
Persistent cookies: Persistent or permanent cookies are not deleted when you end your session on our website. We use these cookies to remember the preferences you have chosen in previous sessions.
Web beacons: These work in much of the same way as cookies but instead of being a small text file, web beacons are a small electronic image put in the web page. We use web beacons to anonymously track traffic patterns of users from page to page within our website to help with site improvements.
Flash cookies: Most computers have Adobe Flash installed on them. Flash may store small files that are used in the same way as regular cookies on your computer. These are known as ‘Local Shared Objects’ or Flash cookies.
Third party cookies: We may work with other approved companies and business partners (‘third parties’) who place their own cookies or web beacons on our site. None of these third party cookies will contain any of your personally identifiable information.
They work in much the same way as our own cookies but are not actually placed by us. Any third parties that do place cookies on our website are required to collect information in a specified manner, i.e. not for their own purposes.
Any website can send its own cookies to your browser, if your browser’s preferences allow it. However, to protect your privacy, your browser will only permit a website to access the cookies that site has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
When you use our website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with our partner, LiveRamp Inc and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may drop a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email and in app etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. You have the right to opt-out of LiveRamp’s Cookies and can easily do so by clicking here.
Can cookies damage my computer?
No, cookies cannot damage your computer. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to spread viruses to your machine. Although cookies are stored on your computer’s hard drive, they cannot read other information saved on that hard drive. They also cannot get a user’s email addresses or other personal information not disclosed on our site. Cookies only contain and transfer as much information as you have disclosed on our site.
How can you manage cookies?
As a user, you are able to manage cookies and choose whether your computer/browser accepts cookies or not. As each browser is different, the way in which you manage cookies differs from browser to browser. Take a look at the ‘Help’ menu of your browser and search for ‘cookies’. You should be able to find instructions for managing your cookies. To find out how to manage Flash cookies, visit the Flash Player help http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html website.
User Choices for opting out from Third Party Data collection
Online users can opt-out from Third Party preference data collection, for Online Behavioral Advertising, using any one of the following methods by:
Online users have the choice of opting out via the “Your Online Choices website” or by managing browser cookies. The Opt-out tool downloads a browser cookie and will only work if the user’s browser is set to accept third-party cookies. The opt-out tool and cookie management via the browser is specific to each computer and each version and each type of browser. If an opt-out cookie is deleted from the browser’s cookie files or if a different computer, browser version and/or browser type is used, the user will need to repeat the opt-out process.
For more information about cookies, what they are, what they do, and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org