Privacy

14. Cookie policy

Cookies are small data text files that are sent from a server during a browsing session. Cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive and are used by web sites to simulate a continuous connection to that site. The use of cookies automatically identifies your browser whenever you interact with a site. A “web beacon,” also known as a tag, pixel tag, or clear GIF, is used to transmit information back to a web server. When we talk about “cookies” in this privacy notice, we mean not just cookies, but web beacons and similar technologies.

Browsers and devices have tools that allow you to disable cookies on sites and apps. If you disable cookies you may not be able to access all the features of our services. We suggest that you keep our essential cookies (described below) active for a better user experience and to help us keep improving and developing our products and services.

14.1 Essential cookies

We use cookies to recognize you and remember you as a unique user. Cookies allow us to: serve you with content and ads; monitor traffic on our sites and apps; count and keep track of users who have seen particular ads and content; analyze your actions, see what you’re interested in and where you go online when you leave our sites and apps. By using your personal data in this way we can improve our products and services and your user experience.

Session cookies remember you during your session on our sites and apps they are deleted when you log out of the site and when you close your web browser.

Analytics cookies are used by us and by third parties who process data for us for data analytics purposes (for example Google Analytics) so that we can manage and improve the performance and design of our sites and apps and for monitoring, auditing, research and reporting.

Consent cookies may be used by consent management tools we employ to allow us to record your preferences about third party cookies described in section 14.2 below, and to store and share your preference with us.

We may collect the following personal data through essential cookies: a unique ID assigned to your device; IP address; device and browser type; operating system; referring URLs; content viewed or other actions taken on our sites and apps; time and date of those actions; country and language selected.

14.2 Third party cookies: advertising and affiliate links

Our ad partners and our affiliate links partners may collect personal data from you for their own purposes.

  • Ad partners include ad networks such as third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms.
  • Affiliate links partners pay us when you buy things from them or another third party after clicking on an affiliate link in our content.

Our ad partners use third party cookies to serve ads to you and to target you with tailored (or personalized) ads when you are on our sites and apps and when you visit third party sites. They also use cookies to measure traffic on our pages (for example to track ad views).

Ad partners and affiliate links partners may view, edit or set their own cookies on your mobile device or web browser when you interact with our sites and apps. They use cookies to track your use of our sites and apps and your activities elsewhere online. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties and we encourage you to read their privacy notices so that you understand how they process information about you.

You can decide who you will allow to set these third party cookies on your browser or device by going to our consent preferences center. You can change your mind and revisit your consent choices at anytime by returning there.

15. Your legal rights

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