What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as 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.
- Assisting you in navigation;
- Assisting in registration to our events, login, and your ability to provide feedback;
- Analyzing your use of our products, services or applications;
- Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts. (including behavioural advertising)
We classify cookies we use in the following categories:
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the site and to provide certain features you have requested. For example, to save products that you have put into your shopping cart. For these cookies, we do not need your permission.
Performance and Analytics cookies. These cookies gather information on how you use the website. For example, which sites you visit most frequently and whether you are receiving error messages from them. These cookies do not compile information that would identify you. All data compiled by these cookies are aggregated and are therefore anonymous. These data are used only to enhance the site’s functionality.
Targeting (Marketing) cookies. These cookies are used to (1) deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests; (2) limit the number of times you see an advertisement; (3) help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign; and (4) understand people’s behaviour after they view an advertisement. They are usually placed on behalf of advertising networks with the site operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a site and quite often they will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
Our website will set several types of third-party cookies, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.