Last Modified: Nov 21, 2019
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help User navigate through a website. They are generated on the sites that User visit, as well as by third-parties that websites work with, to manage key elements of their business-user functionality. In most cases they do not involve or use personal information in any way.
Cookies are used extensively online and have become part of the fabric and make-up of what has made the internet work effectively for consumers and businesses. Cookies provide a convenience feature to save User time or tell the Web server that User have returned to a specific page. Without cookies, many areas of functionality (for example, user logins, shopping baskets and other customisation features) would not work as expected.
What types of cookies does the Company use and how does the Company use them?
Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide User with services available through the Company’s Website and Platform. They are used to store the preferences selected by User on a given site, which cannot be disabled by the User.
Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of the Company’s Website and Platform but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help the Company to understand how the Website and Platform are being used or how effective the Company’s marketing campaigns are, or to help the Company customise its Websites for User.
Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable User to share pages and content that User find interesting on the Company’s Website and Platform through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.
How can User manage Cookies?
Essential website cookies: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website and Platform to User, User cannot disable them. User can block or delete them by changing browser settings however, as described above.
What about other tracking technologies?
Other tracking technologies are used on the Company’s Website and Platform. These are primarily used to understand if User are interacting with any marketing-type emails sent from the Company’s systems. This allows the Company to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of its marketing campaigns. The Company ties the information gathered by third-party tracking technologies in emails to its Users’ Personal Information.
Where can User get further information?