COOKIE USAGE STATEMENT AND POLICY
Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
COOKIES ON THIS WEBSITE
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked by us to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. The cookies used on the website include those which are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies) and cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
- to recognize your computer when you visit this website;
- to track you as you navigate this website and to enable the use of certain of the website’s facilities (login, e-commerce, search, etc.)
- to improve this website’s usability;
- to analyze the use of this website;
- in the administration of this website
- to personalize this website for you, including targeting content which may be of particular interest to you.
When you use this website, you may also be sent third-party cookies. Our service providers and any linked content that you access through this website may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
- to track your browser across multiple websites;
- to build a profile of your web surfing;
- to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
Most web browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Each browser has a different menu tree to navigate to and block cookies. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the specific navigation of the browser you use to access this website. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of this and other websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on this website, including login, e-commerce (“shop” or “store”), search etc.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. Each web browser has a different menu tree to navigate to and delete cookies. Some browsers may require you to delete cookies manually. Deleting cookies may have a negative impact on the usability of this and other websites.