What are cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies?
Cookies – Small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) that websites store on a visitor’s device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. Cookies serve a variety of functions, like enabling us to remember certain information you provide to us as you navigate between pages on the Site. There are several types of cookies: Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session. Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites. First-party cookies are set by the site you are visiting. Third-party cookies are set by a third party site separate from the site you are visiting.
Web beacons – Small graphic images (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) that are typically used to demonstrate that a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or clicked. We may use web beacons on the Services to compile statistics about usage of websites and the success of our marketing campaigns.
Flash Cookies – Technologies that store more information in your browser or device than cookies (also known as locally-stored objects), that are used on websites for purposes similar to cookies. We may use the terms “cookies” or “similar technologies” interchangeably in our policies to refer to all technologies that we may use to store data in your browser or device or that facilitate our automatic collection of personal information or help us identify you in the manner described above.
What cookies do we use?
Essential. These cookies are necessary to the operation of our Services and to use certain features, such as technologies that allow you access to our Services, identify irregular site behaviour, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security, or that allow you to make use of our functions such as shopping carts, saved search, or similar functions. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Services, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our Services function. You may be able to block or delete essential cookies by changing your browser settings.
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How do I manage cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies?
To opt-out of the use of third-party advertising-related cookies and web beacons, see the section ‘Ad Networks and Exchanges operated by authorised third parties’ below. Opting out of third-party advertising-related cookies and web beacons as described below does not necessarily mean that you will not see our advertising on third party websites – only that this advertising will not be targeted to you through the use of third-party cookies, web beacons or related technologies. If you would like to opt-out of all other types of technologies we employ on our sites, services, applications, or tools, you may do so by blocking, deleting, or disabling them as your browser or device permits. For further information on deleting, disabling or blocking cookies, please visit AboutCookies.org.
For more information on third-party advertising-related cookies, interest-based advertising, and how to opt-out of that practice by companies participating in industry self-regulation, please visit the relevant website below based on your country of origin:
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