What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system or your mobile device. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies set by the 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 website (e.g. advertising, videos and website analytics services). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your device (which can include computers, tablets, smart TVs, gaming consoles and so on) both when it visits the website and when it visits certain other websites.
How long do cookies last?
Cookies can remain on your device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your website browser is open and are deleted automatically when you close your browser. Other cookies are semi-permanent cookies, meaning they survive after your browser is closed and can be used by websites to recognize your device when you later re-open your browser and browse the internet again.
We use first party cookies to allow Us to understand what areas of the Site are of interest to you so We can better provide you with tailored information from the Site. We use first party cookies to collect data such as information about your web browser and operating system, the frequency of your visits, your actions on the Site and, if you arrived at the Site from another website, the URL of that website. Our third party web analytics provider collects and analyzes the data We obtain from Our cookies to tell Us how you use the Site. Please see the table below for details of the third parties that We work with in this context.
We may also use first party cookies when you register for some parts of the Site, such as Our web programs or extranets. In this case, a cookie will store useful information, including your personal information, which enables the Site to remember you when you return to visit. Only We can read the information We gather from the cookies We place on your system.