(effective September 16, 2021)
- If there are any inconsistencies between the English language version of this Cookie Notice and any translated version, the English language version shall prevail.
What are “cookies”?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer. To find out more about cookies and similar technologies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
What types of cookies are there?
There are two types of cookies: “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. We use both types of cookies.
- Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave a website (i.e., “close the session”). We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Website, specifically to track your session ID and to track whether or not you are logged into the Website. Without these cookies, basic functions of our Website would not work. These cookies are necessary or required in order for you to browse the Website or its features.
- Persistent cookies remain on your device for a longer period of time and are activated each time you visit a Website that uses such cookies. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. Click here for more information on how to remove persistent cookies.
What Categories Of Cookies Are There?
Generally, cookies can be classified into four groups in accordance with their purpose and function:
- Essential or necessary cookies
Essential or necessary cookies (“Essential Cookies”) enable you to navigate on the Website and to use its features. Without these cookies, the services you have requested cannot be provided. They remember which products you want to compare, what is in your shopping basket and/or remember how far you are in the process of a purchase order. They remain on your device until you close your browser session.
- Functional Cookies
Functional Cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personalized experience on our Website based on your previous visits and selections. They save you the trouble of typing in your details or preferences every time you access the Website. Functional Cookies may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
- Statistical Cookies
Statistical Cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information. These cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on.
- Marketing Cookies
Marketing Cookies are used to display advertisements that are relevant to specific users, adapted to their interests. They can be used to track the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on third party websites. Many of these cookies will identify you using your IP address, so they may collect some personal information.
What Categories of Cookies do we Use?
- We use Essential Cookies.
- We may set a Persistent Cookie. We set a persistent cookie to store how you came to the Website and what purchase packages and discounts we are able to offer you upon your registration. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on the Website.
What Similar Technologies Do We Use?
- We employ our third-party advertising partners (such as HubSpot) employ a software technology called “clear gifs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that helps us better manage content on the Website by informing us what content is effective. “Clear gifs” are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies and are used to learn about the interactions of our users with the Website and our outbound emails. A “script” is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device. A “web beacon” (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.
- In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our website visitors Personal Data. We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails recipients have opened. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
How Can Users Manage Cookies?
- Managing cookies. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies by modifying your browser settings. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar, which should provide information on how to be notified when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. You can obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies through the settings of the most popular browsers via the links below. If you reject cookies, you will still be able to view the Website, but your ability to use some areas of the Website, will be limited.
- https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies(Internet Explorer);
- https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac(Safari); and