What Are Cookies and What do They Do?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
Information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed and the time spent at our Website.
The National Advertising Initiative has more information on cookies here.
What Happens if I Block Cookies?
In order to use certain services offered through our Website, your web browser must accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent, or subsequently block cookies, some aspects of the Website may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our services available from our Website.
We use “analytics” cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Website and which parts of our Website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our Website and better serve our users. We do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in a cookie.
These cookies allow us to know whether or not you’ve seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you’ve seen it.
A lot of the advertisements you see on our website are generated by third parties. Some of these third parties use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These third party advertising cookies may be used by those third parties to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our website. For more information about these cookies and how to disable them please visit Your Online Choices.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we and our partners use and the purposes for which they are used below:
To store information such as the time you visit our Website, whether you have visited before and the website that you visited prior to visiting our Website. These cookies are set by Google and Scorecardresearch.
For further information about Google Analytics please click here.
For further information about Scorecard research please click here.
Our Website uses a variety of advertising cookies which may change from time to time. Therefore it is not possible to provide a full list of these cookies in our Policy. However, you may contact us for more information by emailing us at [email protected]
For more general information about advertising cookies and how to disable them please visit Your Online Choices and All About Cookies
Most of our cookies expire within 30 days, although our analytic’s cookies may persist for between 2 and 10 years.