1. What Common Tracking Technologies Do We Use?
We collect personal information about users over time and across different websites when you use our website or service. We also have third parties – as described below – that collect personal information this way. To do this, we use several tracking tools. Our vendors may also use these tools. These may include browser cookies and device IDs. We may also use web beacons, flash cookies, and similar technologies.
2. What Do We Use Tracking Technologies For?
We use tracking tools, including cookies, on our websites. Cookies are small files that download when you access certain websites. To learn more, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu. These pages also explain how you can manage and delete cookies. We use tracking tools:
- To recognise new or past customers.
- To store your password if you are registered on our site.
- To improve our website.
- To serve you with interest-based or targeted advertising (see below for more on interest-based advertising) as permitted by law.
- To observe your behaviors and browsing activities over time across multiple websites or other platforms as permitted by law.
- To better understand the interests of our customers and our website visitors.
3. What Are Strictly Necessary Cookies and Trackers?
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
4. What Are Optional Cookies and Trackers?
We use Performance Cookies, Functionality Cookies, Targeting Cookies and Social Media Cookies.
- Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
- Functionality Cookies
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
- Targeting Cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not directly store personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
- Social Media Cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
5. How Long Will Cookies Stay on Your Device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your device until they expire or are deleted.
6. What is Interest-Based Advertising?
We and our partners display interest-based advertising using information gathered about you over time across multiple websites or other platforms. This might include apps. Interest-based advertising or “online behavioral advertising” includes ads served to you after you leave our website, encouraging you to return. They also include ads we think are relevant based on your shopping habits or online activities. These ads might be served on websites or on apps. They might also be served in emails. We might serve these ads, or third parties may serve ads. They might be about our products or other companies’ products. Where legally required we get consent to engage in interest-based advertising.
7. How Do We Gather Relevant Information About You for Interest-Based Advertising?
To decide what is relevant to you, we use information you make available to us when you interact with us, our affiliates, and other third parties. We gather this information using the tracking tools described above. For example, we or our partners might look at your purchases or browsing behaviors. We might look at these activities on our platforms or the platforms of others. As described above, we work with third parties who help gather this information. These third parties might link your name or email address to other information they collect. That might include past purchases made offline or online. Or, it might include online usage information.
8. How Can You Control Our Tracking Tools?
Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so depends on the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. To find out more about how to enable, disable, or delete cookies from your web browser, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.adobe.com/devnet/security.html. To control flash cookies, which we may use on certain websites from time to time, you can go www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.
Our Do Not Track Policy: Some websites have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.
Options you select are browser and device specific.
9. How Can You Opt-Out of Online Behavioral Advertising?
The Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising programme provides consumers with the ability to opt-out of having their online behavior recorded and used for advertising purposes. To opt out of having your online behavior collected for advertising purposes, click here. Choices you make are both browser and device-specific.