1.2 We use these technologies to administer the Sites, analyse trends, to track users’ movements around the Sites and to serve targeted advertisements. This page explains what these technologies are and sets out your rights to control our use of them.
1.3 When you first access the Sites, you may receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “accept”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the Sites, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookies Policy.
1.4 You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of our Sites that you access may take more time to work, or may not function properly.
2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
2.1 Cookies are small files containing a string of characters which we store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Sites. When you visit the Sites again, the cookies allow us to recognise your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
2.2 Cookies set by a website owner are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Sites (i.e. advertising, social media functions and analytics). Third parties that place cookies on the Site control the personal data they collect about you and are likely to be considered “data controllers” under European law. You are encouraged to read their privacy policies to understand their data processing activities, policies and procedures.
3. THE COOKIES WE USE
3.2 We use the following categories of cookies:
3.2.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
3.2.2 Performance and Functionality Cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of the Site.
3.2.3 Analytical or Customization Cookies. These cookies collect information about how users access and move through the Site. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way our Site works, or to personalize our Site to your interests.
3.2.4 Advertising Cookies. These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on the Site more relevant to you. These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests.
3.2.5 Social Media Cookies. These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our Site and may also be used for advertising purposes.
4. How to Control Cookies
4.1 When you first access the Sites, you may receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “accept”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the Sites, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookies Policy.
4.2 You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, although you may not be able to use certain features on the Sites. You can do this by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
4.3 Please follow the links below to helpful information for the most popular browsers:
4.3.1 Microsoft Internet Explorer:
4.3.2 Google Chrome:
4.3.3 Mozilla Firefox:
4.3.4 Apple Safari:
4.4 In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:
4.4.2 http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/; or
5. Web Beacons
5.1 As well as cookies, we use other technologies to recognise and track visitors to our Sites. A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.
5.2 Web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our Sites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our Sites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed and to improve site performance.
6. Targeted Advertising
6.2 Below are links to the privacy policies of our key third party partners and links to advertising opt outs to help you to further manage your online privacy.
7.2 We may edit this policy from time to time. Please check this policy regularly for any changes.
7.3 Should you have other questions or concerns about our cookies policy and practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.