What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files that contain a certain amount of information and are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They allow websites to recognize a user’s device. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. For more information on cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org. The term Cookie is used in this Notice in the broad sense to include all similar techniques and technology, including web beacons and log files. For more information on these additional tools, see our glossary below.
Types of Information We Collect
Examples of the types of information that we collect through Cookies include:
- The number of users visiting Websites, the number of times a Website was viewed, the pages viewed, the clicks made on the Websites and the total duration of navigation on the Websites;
- The name of the page that referred you to the Website;
- Whether this is your first time visiting the Website;
- Your viewing preferences (e.g. layout, sizing preferences, language etc.)
- To track usage patterns on the Websites;
- To deliver editorial content;
- To record requests for subscriptions;
- To personalize information.
Types of Cookies We Use on Our Websites
We use first party and third party Cookies for several reasons. Some Cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Site to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” Cookies. Other Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience on our Websites. Third parties also serve Cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. The specific types of first and third party Cookies served through our Websites and the functions they perform are described in more detail below.
These cookies are created by Wiredcraft. They allow you to browse our Websites and use their features.
- Functional Cookies. These cookies allow us to remember choices you make on our websites (such as your preferred language or the region you are in). To refuse these Cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management. Note that by disabling functional cookies, you may not be able to use some of our features or those features may not function properly.
- Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Websites, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device, is active only while you are connected to the Websites, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
- Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags“) or similar technologies may be included in our web pages and messages. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Websites, to monitor how users navigate the Websites, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed. A clear gif may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your Personally Identifiable Information. To refuse Web Beacons, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management.
Duration of storage of cookies on your device
We use both “session cookies” (which expire once you close your web browser) and “persistent cookies” (which stay on your computer until you delete them).
Disabling Advertising Cookies
Some of the advertising service providers may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies. If you opt-out of receiving targeted ads in this manner, you will continue to receive advertising messages after you opt-out, but they will not be customized to you based on your use of the Websites and/or third party websites. If you would like more information about advertisers’ use of tracking technologies and about your option not to accept these cookies, you can go to http://www.networkadvertising.org. If you would like to learn more about how interest-based information is collected, whether the companies we use are part of an industry network regarding behavioral advertising and to know your choices about not having information used in this manner, you can go to http://www.aboutads.info. The collection of information via certain ads served to users in Canada may be managed by visiting http://youradchoices.ca.
Please note that the-opt out is cookie-based and will only affect the specific computer and browser on which the opt-out is applied.
Using Browser Settings
You can disable and/or delete most types of cookies by using your browser settings. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access parts of our or others’ Websites.
The following links provide information on how to modify the cookies settings on some popular browsers:
- Apple Safari Manage cookies and website data using Safari
- Google Chrome Clear, enable and manage cookies in Chrome
- Microsoft Internet Explorer Microsoft Edge, browsing data and privacy
- Mozilla Firefox Cookies - Information that websites store on your computer