1. WHAT ARE COOKIES AND ONLINE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?

WEB BROWSER COOKIES

A cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website to your computer or mobile device where it is stored by your web browser. A cookie contains limited non-personal data, usually a unique identifier and the name of the site. This enables a website to recognize you as you move around the site and/or each time you revisit. Cookies are used for a wide variety of purposes such as to keep you logged in or to remember what's in your basket if you're shopping online, to remember your preferences and settings, to analyze how the site is used by you.

Cookies may be served to you by the website you are visiting (a "first party cookie") or by another organization providing services to that website, such as an analytics company or advertising network (a "third party cookie"). They will either be stored for the duration of your visit (a "session cookie") or they will remain on your device for a fixed period, which could be months or even years, to remember you across multiple browsing sessions (a "persistent cookie").

2. HOW WE USE COOKIES ON OUR ONLINE SERVICES

We use cookies and tracking technologies for a variety of reasons such as to enable us to recognize when you have logged in and to improve your experience of the services. In particular, we use these technologies for:

  • Strictly Necessary Purposes: to keep you logged in, to facilitate a purchase, to improve the security of our services and for system administration, such as preventing fraudulent or disruptive activity;
  • Functionality Purposes: to remember your preferences and settings and other functionality you have requested such as remembering your username and password so that you do not need to log in each time you visit;
  • Analytics and Performance -Related Purposes: to record what you like and don't like on the website and the popularity of various elements of the website so that we can ensure that it works properly at points of high usage. We also use analytics companies to gather information regarding users of our services on our behalf using cookies, log file data, and code which is embedded on our website.