We have recently updated our policies and we are in the process of translating it into several languages. If you do not have an appropriate language option and you have any questions please contact us via the methods described below.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a certain webpage. Cookies are then sent back to the originating webpage on each subsequent visit, or to another webpage that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make Company Services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide relevant information to the owners of a website.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Company Services before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that ads you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
First party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device.
Third party cookies, which are served by a third party. We use third party cookies for functionality, performance , analytics, ads and social media purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by Company Services to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
Track traffic flow in connection with the Company Services and more generally, to track, manage and optimize your interactions with us;
understand the total number of visitors to our websites on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Mac OS) used by our visitors;
monitor the performance of the Company Services and to continually improve them;
customize and enhance your online experience through the serving to you of advertisements based on your online interests; and enable and third-party advertising both on and off this Company Services, and evaluate the effectiveness of that advertising instead of showing you ads that are not relevant to you.
The types of cookies used by us and our partners in connection with the Company Services can be classified into one of the following categories, namely 'essential Company Services cookies', 'functionality cookies', 'analytics and performance cookies', 'advertising cookies', and ' social media cookies'. We've set out some further information about each category, and the purposes of the cookies we and third parties set in the following table.
Type of cookie, What it does, How to block
Cookies necessary for essential Company Services purposes. These cookies are essential to provide you with the Company Services available through the Company Services and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible. Please see the instructions set out in 'How to edit or delete cookies' below.
Functionality Cookies. Functionality cookies record information about choices you've made and allow us to tailor the Company Services to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the Company Services, we can provide you with our Company Services as you have asked for them to be provided. For example, these cookies allow us to:
Save your location preference if you have set your location on your homepage, if applicable, in order to receive a local weather forecast;
Remember settings you have applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colors;
Show you when you are logged in; and store accessibility options.
Store accessibility options.
Please see the instructions set out in 'How to edit or delete cookies' below.
Performance / Analytics Cookies. We use performance/analytics cookies to analyze how the Company Services are accessed, used, or are performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Company Services. For example, these cookies allow us to:
Better understand our Company Services visitors so that we can improve how we present our content;
Test different design ideas for particular pages, such as our homepage;
Collect information about site visitors such as where they are located and what browsers they are using;
Improve the Company Services by measuring any errors that occur; and conduct research and diagnostics to improve product offerings.
Conduct research and diagnostics to improve product offerings.
Amongst others, we use a third party service called Google Analytics to gather general information about how people use our Company Services for the purposes of Company Services optimization and analytics. To find out more about Google Analytics privacy policies, please click here
You can opt-out(https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en) through Google Ads Settings(https://adssettings.google.com/) , Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means. Google also provides a Google Analytics opt-out plug-in (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/) for the web
Please also see the instructions set out in 'How to edit or delete cookies' below.
Advertising and Tracking Cookies
As you use our Company Services, you will notice that they feature a small percentage of advertising. We allow third party companies, such as advertising companies, to place cookies on our Company Services. These cookies enable such companies to track your activity across various sites where they display ads and record your activities so they can show ads that they consider relevant to you as you browse the web. These cookies are anonymous -- they store information about the content you are browsing, but not about who you are. Cookies also allow us and third parties to know whether you've seen an ad or a type of ad, and how long it has been since you've last seen it. This information is used for frequency capping purposes, to help tailor the ads you see, and to measure the effectiveness of ads.
Social Media Cookies on some of our Company Services, third parties that provide applications through our Company Services may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of their applications or customize applications for you. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on our Company Services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus), the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by . Some pages of our Company Services may also contain embedded content, such as video content from YouTube, and these sites may set their own cookies. Please see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.
Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the "options", "settings" or "preferences" menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful; otherwise you should use the "Help" option in your browser for more details.
If you only want to limit certain third party advertising cookies, you can turn such cookies off by visiting the following links:
Please bear in mind that there are more other companies listed on these sites than those that drop cookies via the Company Services.
If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.
If you have any questions or comments about this cookies policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us via the address provided below: