A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on our Sites and on our Cloud Service platforms, please see our Cloud Services privacy policy for information on how cookies are used by our platforms We link the information collected by cookies to personally identifiable information you submit to us while on our Sites. This means, for example, that where you have submitted an email address to our Sites to receive updates from us, our cookies will monitor your browsing activity so we can better tailor our mailshots to you.

We use session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Sites. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time and enable us to track and target your interests to enhance your experience on our Sites. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.

If you reject cookies, you may still use our Sites, but your ability to use some areas of our Sites will be limited.

The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates, service providers is not covered by our privacy statement but you can use the following link to view their details ps:// We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners, affiliates, service providers may use session ID cookies for identity management within the Sites as you navigate to different areas. Please visit their privacy statements for information on their policy in relation to handling personal information.

Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)

Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you have elected not to receive marketing emails from us, clear gifs will not be used in any other communications with you.

Links to Other Sites

Our Sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.