A cookie is a small file which may be downloaded to and stored on your computer, phone, tablet or other device when you visit a website. For more general information about cookies, please visit: www.aboutcookies.org.
When you first visit our website, you will see a banner at the bottom of the page prompting you to either accept cookies or to learn more about how to control cookie settings. Should you wish to decline out of any or all of the cookies we set, please refer to the Controlling Cookies Through Browser Settings section of this page.
If you agree to our using cookies when you visit our websites, various cookies may be loaded to your computer to help us analyse web traffic, better target and tailor our advertising, deliver relevant content based on your interests and behavior, let us know when you revisit a site, assist in the correct operation of the site or store information about your preferences and interests.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by being able to remember your choices and preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages on our websites are being visited. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website’s reliability and to tailor it to customer needs.
Overall, cookies help us deliver a better website experience, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not and provide relevant content based on your interests. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you on your computer, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Types of Cookies
Cookies placed on your device when you visit our site are set either by us directly or by our business partners, including Doubleclick, Facebook, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Adobe, Twitter, and YouTube.
- First-party cookies: are set directly by our website
- Third-party cookies: are set by our partners
Whether set by us or our business partners, our cookies fall in to a few broad categories of purpose:
- Necessary cookies: ensure the basic performance and user friendliness of the website; examples include serving you content specific to your location and monitoring site uptime
- Marketing cookies: informs the delivery of relevant content and messaging, on our site and elsewhere on the Internet, based on your behavior on our site and information you have voluntarily provided to us through lead-capture and contact forms on our site; examples include Adobe (on our site) and Doubleclick (on other websites)
- Analytics cookies: allow us to evaluate and report on the way visitors are using our site, allowing us to make continuous improvements to the user’s experience; examples include analytics and reporting services provided by Google, and others
Controlling Cookies Through Browser Settings
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website as some cookies may be required for full and correct operation of our sites.
The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
Whilst we would encourage you to keep our first party cookies enabled (so that we can make your on-site experience better), the following links provide guidance on how to manage cookie permissions through your browsers settings. This includes instructions on how to delete existing cookies and block them from being set in the future:
- Firefox: Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences
- Safari: Managing Cookies
- Google Chrome: Manage cookies
- Opera: Security & Privacy in Opera
- Internet Explorer: How to delete cookie files in Internet Explorer
- iOS instructions: here
- Android instructions: here