A “cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your device (e.g. a computer, smartphone or other electronic device) if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device.
Web beacons (also known as pixel tags and clear GIFs) involve graphics that are not apparent to the user. Tracking links and/or similar technologies consist of a few lines of programming code and can be embedded in our websites or platforms. Web beacons are usually used in conjunction with cookies and primarily used for statistical analysis purposes. This technology can also be used for tracking traffic patterns on websites and platforms, as well as finding out if an e-mail has been received and opened and to see if there has been any response.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and our Apps. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website and our Apps when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our website and our Apps work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website and our Apps. These enable us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website and our Apps, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website and our Apps and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
We may employ cookies and other related technologies as follows:
a) tracking information such as the number of visitors and their frequency of use, profiles of visitors and their preferred sites;
b) making our websites and platforms easier to use. For example, cookies may be used to help speed up your future interactions with our websites and platforms;
c) to better tailor our products and services to your interests and needs. For example, cookies information may be identified and disclosed to our vendors and business partners to generate consumer insights;
d) collating information on a user’s search and browsing history;
e) when you interact with us on our websites and platforms, we may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser. We may collect for the purposes of analysis, statistical and site-related information including, without limitation, information relating to how a visitor arrived at the website or platform, the browser used by a visitor, the operating system a visitor is using, a visitor's IP address, and a visitor's click stream information and time stamp (which may include for example, information about which pages they have viewed, the time the pages were accessed and the time spent per web page);
f) using such information to understand how people use our websites and platforms, and to help us improve their structure and contents;
g) using cookies that are necessary in order to enable our websites and platforms to operate, for example, cookies that enable you to log onto secure parts of our websites and platforms; and/or
h) personalising the website and platform for you, including delivering advertisements which may be of particular interest to you and using cookie related information to allow us to understand the effectiveness of our advertisements.
HOW TO MANAGE OR OPT OUT OF COOKIES
If you would like to manage, block or delete cookies you can do so through your internet browser. Visit www.youronlinechoices.com for full details of how to manage cookies on different types of web browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
(Updated as of 1 October 2021)