Cookies is a text file that is stored on your computer’s hard drive relating to your viewing history of a website. If you return to that website, it can present tailored selections to you created upon the stored information about your last visit. You can normally adjust the settings of your browser to avoid the acceptance of cookies. Cookies will not harm your system.
We use site tracking software to monitor traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of the websites.
Security: These cookies allow us to securely access to your account.
Preference: These cookies are used to store your preferences like language choice and display of search results.
Analytics: In order to monitor how our sites are performing, we collect data about page visits. This information is completely anonymous — we cannot determine who it came from. When we use this data, we look at numbers of visitors overall rather than individual visits.
Analytics information is used in reports and to improve our site. For example, we have used analytics data to add, remove or change features of the site based on how popular they are with users. We track, for example:
- Page views
- Popular times
- Length of visit
- Where visitors came from
- Technical data about devices or browsers used to access the site
Site features: We track which pages you look at so we can show you similar content.
Session: As you move through the site, various pieces of information need to be stored in order for the site to function properly. For example, if you perform a search for content, the search terms you use will be remembered so that you can change them later. If you log in, we will remember which account you logged in with.
Advertising: We use data collected via cookies to help us to understand our advertising audience and design online advertising campaigns that reach only the people most likely to be interested. That includes using advertising to reach users who have taken, or not taken, a specific action on one of our websites.
Our websites are connected to a number of third-party services that can track usage of our site. We facilitate this connection in order to access better analytics data and design advertising campaigns that only reach interested users. This data is only ever shared anonymously, we do not share personal information with any third party via cookies. This data is shared with the following third-party companies: