When you visit our website, information may be stored on your computer in the form of a cookie.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a certain webpage. Cookies are then sent back to the originating webpage on each subsequent visit, or to another webpage that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used to make our website work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our website before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
» first-party cookies served directly by us to your computer or mobile device;
» third party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We may use third-party cookies for functionality, performance/analytics, advertising/tracking, and social media purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are session cookies, meaning that they are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are persistent cookies, meaning that they are saved on your computer or mobile device for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They can be used by our website to recognize your computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
» enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of and your access to our website;
» track traffic flow and patterns of travel in connection with our website;
» understand the total number of visitors to our Website on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Mac OS) used by our visitors;
» monitor the performance of our website and continually improve it;
» customize and enhance your online experience.
The types of cookies used by us and our partners in connection with our website can be classified into one of trhee categories, namely “cookies necessary for essential Our purposes”, “functionality cookies”, and “performance and analytics cookies”. We have set out some further information about each category, and the purposes of the cookies we and third parties set in the following table.
These cookies are essential in providing you with our website and all services available through the website. These cookies also support features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.
Functionality cookies record information about choices you have made and allow us to tailor our website to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the website, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided. For example, these cookies allow us to:
- Save your location preference if you have set your location on your homepage;
- Remember settings you have applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colors;
- Show you when you are logged in;
- Manage the items in your cart
We use performance/analytics cookies to analyze how our website is accessed, used, or is performing to provide you with better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the website. For example, these cookies allow us to:
- Better understand the visitors of our website in order to improve and ensure present and relevant content;
- Test different design ideas for particular pages, such as our homepage;
- Collect information about our website visitors, such as where they are located and what browsers they are using;
- Determine the number of unique users that visit our website;
- Improve our website by measuring any errors that occur;
- Conduct research and diagnostics to improve product offerings.