What are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on Your computer or mobile device when You visit a website or use online services. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites and services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
A persistent cookie is stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of a user across the Site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering preferences and choices when using the Site. We use persistent cookies to save your login information for future logins to the Site.
A session cookie allows the Site to link your actions during a browser session. Session cookies are used for a variety of purposes, such as remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse the Site. We use session cookies to enable certain features of the Site, to better understand how you interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage by users and web traffic routing on the Site. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Site and then close your browser.
Cookies set by us are called "first party cookies".
Cookies set by parties other than us are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Site (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize Your computer both when it visits the Site in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for Our Site and Services to operate, and We refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies enable Us to track and target the interests of Our users to enhance the experience on Our Site and Services. These are known as analytics and tracking cookies. Third parties also serve cookies through Our Site for advertising, analytics and other purposes such as performance and functionality. This is described in more detail below.
Which Cookies we Use and Why
The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through Our Site and Services and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:
|Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide You with services available through Our Website and Services and to use some of their features, such as the ability to sign in and access to secure areas.||Essential||FeedOtter||90 days|
|Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of Our Website and Services but are non-essential to their use (e.g. collecting performance and error data, enabling customer support for users, enabling localized times/dates). However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.||Essential||FeedOtter||90 days|
|Analytics or customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help Us understand how Our Website and Services are being used or how effective Our marketing campaigns are, or to help Us customize Our Website or Services for You.||Essential|
|Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to You. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing to the same user, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on Your interests.||Marketing||90 days|
How can You Control Cookies?
You can set up your browser options, to stop your computer accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use the whole of the Site or all functionality of our Services.
Here are the current relevant information pages for the main browsers:
In addition, most advertising networks offer You a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If You would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or http://youronlinechoices.com/.
Do We Use Web Beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that is embedded in Our Site or in emails or other communications that are sent through Our Services. This allows Us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within Our Site to another, to track access to the communications sent through Our Services, to understand whether You have come to Our Site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website or whether You have viewed advertisements on Our Site or through the Services, or to improve site performance. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do We Serve Targeted Advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on Your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through Our Site or Services. These companies may use information about Your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that You may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about Your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to You. The information collected through this process does not enable Us or them to identify Your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless You choose to provide these.