Online Terms - Cookie Policy

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Cookie Policy

1. Background

This Cookie Policy together with our Website Terms of Use set out the basis on which we use cookies on each of Our Websites.

Any terms not defined in this Cookie Policy shall take the meaning provided in our Website Terms of Use.

2. What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on each device that you use to access any of Our Websites (each a Device).

Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. The only information that a cookie can contain is the information that you supply yourself. A cookie cannot automatically read any information from any of your Devices.

You can find more information on cookies, their use and your rights, at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

3. How we use cookies

Each of Our Websites use some or all of the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - these are cookies that are required for the operation of Our Websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of Our Websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies - they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around Our Websites when they are using them. They help us to improve the way each of Our Websites works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies - these are used to recognise you when you return to one of Our Websites. They enable us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies - these cookies record your visit to Our Websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make Our Websites and the advertising displayed on them more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Category Purpose

ASPXAUTH

APSESSIONID

User

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around Our Websites and use certain features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide services such as online shopping or e-billing.

Acceptance of these cookies is a condition of using each of Our Websites. If use of these cookies is not permitted by your system, then we can't predict how each of Our Websites will perform during your visit.

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Performance

These cookies collect information about how visitors use each of Our Websites, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages.

These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website works.

NID

PREF

User

UserType

UserActive

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Functionality

These cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor each of Our Websites to you. For example, these cookies allow site content to be varied depending on each user type (consumer or contributor) and each user’s preferences. They also take the form of Flash Cookies that are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than in your Internet browser.

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CfP

Criteo

Targeting

These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited each of Our Websites and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

4. How do cookies affect your privacy?

You can browse any of Our Websites without revealing any personal information.

The security and safety of your personal information is very important to us.

If we require you to disclose certain personal information, then we will collect it, use it, store it and disclose in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be found here.

5. How you can disable cookies

The default setting for most Internet browsers is to accept cookies. However, it is possible to adjust the settings of your Internet browser so that you can manually accept or refuse a cookie each time one is sent, or reject all cookies outright.

If you wish to reject our cookies, you can configure your browser to do so, but please be aware that if you do, certain functionality of each of Our Websites may not be available and your use of Our Websites may therefore be diminished or limited.

More information regarding the managing of cookies by means of your Internet browser can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

C6/GS/332 17th July 2012