What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are automatically downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or shares data with another website that recognizes that cookie.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user's device. They do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Types of cookies we use
There are three different types of cookies we use:
- Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites (e.g., to enable you to log-in to secure areas of our websites or use a shopping cart). These cookies are necessary for the website to operate properly.
- Analytical/Customization cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use and interact with a website, for instance which pages they go to most often. These cookies also enable us to personalize content, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (e.g., your choice of language, country, or region). These cookies helps us improve the way our websites work and provide a better, personalized user experience.
- Advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to our websites, the pages you have visited, and the links you have clicked. They gather information about your browsing habits and remember that you have visited a website. We (and third-parties) may use this information to make our websites, content, and advertisements displayed on them more relevant to your interests.
To find out more about interest-based ads and your choices, visit these sites: aboutcookies.org