Effective Date: November 25, 2013
What are cookies?
Cookies are small bits of information that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit almost any website. Cookies do not recognize you personally and are not harmful to your computer or mobile device. They are used by websites you visit in order to improve your experience on the website.
You can learn more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org
What cookies do we use?
We may use a limited number of cookies essential to particular services or features. Without these cookies, our websites would not work properly and you would not be able to get the complete experience for which our site is designed.
Performance and analytics cookies
Performance and analytics cookies help us understand how our website is being used and how we can improve the experience of using it. Performance cookies provide us with anonymous information to help us understand which parts of our website interest our visitors and if they experience any errors. We use these cookies to test different designs and features for our website and we also use them to help us monitor how our visitors reach our sites and the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. We also use services such as Google Analytics to help us monitor trends and information about content viewed on our website.
We use functionality cookies to save your settings on our website such as your language preference and product information you’ve registered. We also use functionality cookies to remember preferences you’ve set.
Social networking cookies
Occasionally we will use social networking links to make it as easy as possible for you to share content from our websites with your friends through your favorite social networks. Social networking cookies, which are usually set by the social networking provider, enable such sharing to be smooth and seamless.
How can you manage your cookies?
You can set or update your web browser controls to delete or disable cookies. If you choose to disable cookies on your computer or mobile device however, your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be degraded or restricted.
For more information on cookies and how to manage them, www.allaboutcookies.org provides simple instructions for many types of web browsers.
Most social and advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of advertising cookies. Sites such as www.aboutads.info/choices/ and www.youronlinechoices.com have useful information on how to do this.
PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to use any of our sites you have the option to configure your browser settings to accept or reject cookies. By allowing cookies to be set in your browser, your use of this site will constitute implied consent to the cookies that are set.
If you use features or functions provided by third parties, such as Yahoo search as part of Blue Coat’s Safe Search, or visit websites published by third parties, then such third parties place their own cookies and you have to refer to their privacy statements or cookies statements for more information.
We do not allow third parties to collect personally identifiable information directly from visitors of our website and currently we do not respond to ‘do not track’ signals or similar mechanisms.
Where can I get further information?
We may amend our practices regarding cookies and this statement from time to time, so please check the effective date of this statement each time you visit our website to stay up to date.