- Cookies and similar technologies and the processing of personal data
- What are cookies
- What type of cookies do we use and what are they used for
- Other technologies
- Blocking and disabling cookies and similar technologies
- Changes to his notice and questions
- Contacting us
a. To review or manage your cookie consent choices and for a list of the cookies and similar technologies that we use when you visit our Websites (as defined below) as well as a description of the purposes and the duration that they will stay on your browser or device. The footer of our homepage gives you a link to update your preferences.
a. Cookies are small data files that are placed on the browser on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website and use its functions, or use an app. Cookies are widely used by online service providers to facilitate and help to make the interaction with users faster and easier (by helping us to distinguish between you and other users and enabling us to retrieve things like your settings and preferences), as well as to provide reporting information and facilitate online advertising.
b. Cookies set by us on the Websites are called "first party cookies". Cookies on the Websites set by parties other than ours are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Websites (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics).
a. We use first party and/or third party cookies on our Websites for various purposes such as:
- to facilitate the operation and functionality of our Websites;
- to improve your experience of our Websites and make navigating around them quicker and easier;
- to allow us to make a bespoke user experience for you and for us to understand what is useful or of interest to you;
- to analyze how our Websites are used and how best we can customize them.
We use the following types of cookies in our Websites:
- Essential / Necessary Cookies:
We use essential cookies to make our Websites work. These cookies are strictly necessary to enable core functionality such as security, network management, your cookie preferences and accessibility. Without them you wouldn't be able to use basic services. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the Websites function.
- Performance, functionality and preferences cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality like videos may become unavailable or you would be required to enter your login details every time you visit the Websites as we would not be able to remember that you had logged in previously.
- Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors. We may use other similar technologies too, like web beacons, tags, pixels, clear gifs, caching and local browser storage. We may use similar technologies like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs") from time to time. Their function is to provide us with statistical information about site traffic and how people navigate through our site, as well as to facilitate marketing and interest-based advertising. Web beacons are typically transparent graphic images placed on a site. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors on websites and so declining cookies will impair their functioning. We and our marketing and advertising partners may use web beacons to obtain information such as the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, and the type of browser used to view the page.
- We may also use web beacons in marketing emails sent by our system. If you receive the HTML formatted version of such emails and your email is configured to download images, a record of whether or not you open the email (and, if you open the email, how frequently you open it) will be saved with your subscriber history. Your engagement with the content of the communication (such as which links you click on) will also be recorded.
- We also use caching and local storage in your browser to store personalization settings such as your language and which tabs you were last viewing inside our product. This allows us to enhance your experience and resume sessions where you left off.
- We may use this information to give us an indication of the popularity of content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting. We may also use the information to publish more content relevant to users in future issues and to unsubscribe recipients who haven't opened our emails for a period of time.
Wherever you're located you may set your browser to block cookies and similar technologies, but this action may block our essential cookies and prevent our website from functioning properly, and you may not be able to fully utilize all of its features and services. You should also be aware that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences) if you block cookies on your browser. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about cookies or other technologies, please submit any questions, comments or concerns in writing to request to our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This document was last updated on 06-07-2023