Whenever you visit our websites, information may be collected using cookies and similar tools to improve your user experience and to enhance the performance of the website.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which a website’s server may put on your computer, mobile phone or similar device when you first visit a site or page. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie and each cookie is unique to your web browser.
Cookies have many functions which help to enhance your user experience. For example, they allow us to recognize you and remember your user preferences, they allow us to analyze the performance of the website and recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Most cookies do not collect information that identifies you, but instead, collect general data about how a user uses a website and possibly their location. However, some cookies collect personal information, for example: remember_me to recognize you when you return to our site.
Cookies can last for different durations and will otherwise be known as ‘Session’ or ‘Persistent’ cookies depending on how long they are used:
In general terms, our cookies perform the following functions:
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use all of its features. They allow you to log into secure areas of our website and access all of the content to which you have subscribed.
These cookies allow us to analyze how our users use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to quickly identify and fix any issues that arise and analyze patterns of user activity to develop a better user experience.
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences, such as your username and any choices you have made in your subscription settings.
We also use functionality cookies to allow you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.
Targeted Advertising Cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Third Party Cookies
Some of our websites contain cookies from third parties. These may fall into the functions outlined above, for example, Google Analytics. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
In addition, advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with relevant advertisements. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/