WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files stored on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded in a browser. They are used to remember the preferences you have set during a single visit or a browsing session (multiple visits). Cookies store information that provide the user with a more personalised experience, like your preferred language setting. Cookies may come directly from a website or third-party content provider and are not considered a form of spyware or type of virus.
Tracking technologies may also be present on both websites and within HTML emails. They are usually small transparent images, such as pixels, that are used in conjunction with cookies to monitor a user’s behaviour, though they are stored differently. This type of tracking technology may still load when cookies are disabled, but will be limited in functionality.
Many of the cookies we use are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account or not.
WHERE WE PLACE COOKIES
We set cookies in a number of different locations across our services. These include but are not limited to:
- On our websites.
- In the dashboards of our websites.
TYPES OF COOKIE
The details below explain the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
- SESSION COOKIES: Session cookies, or ‘temporary cookies’, are commonly used on retail and e-commerce websites. They help to recognise users, as well as their information and activity, as they are navigating through a website. Session cookies only retain this information while they are on the site, and will be deleted when the web browser is closed.
- PERMANENT COOKIES: Permanent or ‘persistent’ cookies are operational even after a user closes a web browser. This enables a user to log into a site without re-entering their credentials every time.
- THIRD-PARTY COOKIES: Third-party cookies are installed with the intent of collecting user data, like information about their spending habits or demographics. They are commonly used by third-parties, such as advertisers, to better promote their products and services to their target audience.
CONSENT FOR ADVERTISING COOKIES ON OUR SITES
You may see a “cookie banner” on our users’ websites. When you consent in this manner, we and our advertising partners may set third-party advertising cookies on our network in order to show you personalised ads. We’ll display the banner to you periodically, just in case you change your mind.
We set a cookie to help us understand how visitors engage with websites that participate in our affiliate program.