Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies

This policy was last updated on 11th October 2017

What are cookies and pixel tags?

‘Cookies’ are short strings of text sent to your web browser when you visit a website, which may be "session-only" or "persistent" last for more than one visit to allow a visitor to personalise their experience.

‘Similar technologies’ refer to features which perform a comparable function to cookies although they are technically different.

‘Pixel tags’ are small blocks of code on webpages or in our emails that allow us to read and set cookies. Pixel tags are often used in connection with cookies to help operate our websites and emails, and collect information about online activity.

Why do we use these technologies?

We and our partners use these technologies on most of our sites and mobile applications to monitor and understand your use of our websites, emails, mobile applications and services, to improve your user experience and enable personalised features and content, to optimise our advertisements and marketing and to assist third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet.

When we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet, these companies employ cookie and pixel tag technology on this and other websites in order to help select the ads that are displayed to you. For example, it helps ensure that you do not see the same advertisements repeatedly and that advertisements more specific to your interests are displayed. To this end, we comply with the Digital Advertising Alliance industry standards for Canada and the U.S.. For more information on your AdChoices, please visit one of the links below. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organisations who advertise our services outside of our site and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.

Some newer web browsers incorporate "Do Not Track" features. At this time, our websites may not respond to "Do Not Track" requests or headers from these browsers. To learn more about your options for not having this information used by certain service providers, in the US please click here, in Canada please click here, or for European residents, please click here. (Please note: opting out of this practice does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.)

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Mobile Technologies

We use the following similar technologies:

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