What Cookies we and third parties use, why are they used, and how they impact you
A cookie is a small text file, typically of letters and numbers (with an ID tag), which may be placed on your computer or mobile when you access our Platforms. Cookies generally allow a website to recognise your device and browsing activity if you return to it, or if you visit another website which recognises the same cookies.
Different cookies perform different functions. Necessary cookies help you navigate through pages, “storing preferences” information and functionality cookies generally make the website easier to use. They exist just for the life of your current visit whilst you have your browser open. They are not stored on your hard disk and are erased when you exit your web browser.
Others, such as targeting and advertising cookies, identify products, goods or services you may be interested in and are used to provide you with tailored advertising and performance cookies help us collect aggregated information on how people use our Platforms.
When you visit our Platforms we request your consent for the non-necessary cookies to be placed on your device. To opt out of cookies, please see details below.
On some of our Platforms you will see ‘social buttons’. These allow you to share or bookmark pages on our site.
Social media sites such as Twitter, Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn may collect information about your internet activity. They may record if you visit our Platforms and the specific pages you are on if you are logged into their services, even if you don’t click on the button. Where this happens, we may be joint controllers with the social media site over the data transmitted to them from our website. However they will be a separate controller for any subsequent use of your Personal Data. You can exercise your rights in relation to jointly controlled Personal Data against either us or the social media partner.
For their subsequent use you should check the privacy and cookies policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
There are a number of ways you can manually manage cookies on your computer/device. Read more on the About Cookies website.
If you access the Internet from more than one computer/device it is important to ensure each browser is configured to suit your cookie preferences.
If you wish to block all cookies all the time you can set your browser to do this. It is important to note that blocking cookies may result in some parts of our site not working properly. This may affect your browsing experience.
Our Platforms respect a DNT:1 signal as a valid browser setting communicating your preference.
If you choose to disable cookies, please be aware that some parts of our Platforms may not work properly and it is likely that your Platform usage won’t be counted and measured as described above, so we won’t be able to take your actions into account when analysing data or when seeking to improve our service based on that analysis.
This Notice is subject to periodic review to ensure it is in line with applicable legislation. We retain all applicable ownership rights to information we collect. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove provisions of this Notice. Any changes to this Notice will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. If the changes are substantial, we will notify the changes to you.