You should be aware that when you access or use our content, products, and services, we may collect information from your devices using ‘cookies.’ Cookies perform various functions, and the purpose of this policy is to give you a clearer understanding of:
- What cookies are
- Managing cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you access websites on the internet.
Cookies help Users navigate around our website and allow us to tailor the content of our site to fit the needs and preferences of Users.
The cookies we use typically collect anonymous identifiers associated with your device, browser, referring site URLs, time or usage information, website preferences, and settings, etc. (as further provided in this policy).
- We use both session cookies and persistent cookies to perform various functions across our sites.
- Session cookies are downloaded to your device temporarily for the period that you browse a particular website; these cookies might allow you to navigate between pages more efficiently or enable websites to remember the preferences you select. Persistent cookies help websites recognize you as a returning visitor or ensure the online adverts you receive are more relevant to your interests.
- to allow customers to set website preferences
- to allow customers to navigate between pages of the website more efficiently
- to activate certain features of the website.
- to gather information about customer/user activity on the website and to understand how it is used
- to detect and prevent fraudulent use of the website,
- to track how customers/users arrive at our website for marketing purposes and to track referrals,
- to deliver more relevant advertising to our customers/Users at the websites and mobile applications they visit
- for research and analytical purposes to see who Users interact with the website in aggregate
We do not, under any circumstance, sell the information collected via cookies.
Below is more information on these categories of cookies, including their purpose and whether they collect personal data.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to navigate our websites and use the features you have requested during your experience. They provide content to you as a user and provide the products and services you request.
Such cookies are essential to help your device download or stream information so that you can navigate around our websites, use its features and allow you to return to pages you have previously visited.
Here are some examples of strictly necessary cookies:
- To position information on your device or screen so that you can see and use our websites;
- To keep you logged in when you use our website, so you are not required to log in every time you visit; and
- Remember and update your selections.
These cookies do not remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit.
Yes, some of these cookies collect your personal data to function. They may collect the following types of personal data:
- IP address
- Location data
- Identify you as being logged in to our websites
When you close your web browser (browser session), these cookies are deleted.
These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our websites, allow us to remember your choices, and enable us to provide improved features. They also enhance the functionality of our websites by storing your preferences. Functional cookies record information about choices you’ve made (such as language preference) and allow us to provide more personal features.
Here are some examples of the uses of functionality cookies:
- To remember your preferences and settings, such as language, location, and marketing preferences, since your last visit;
- To remember your selections;
- To remember if you have used a specific product on the website; and
- To show you relevant ‘related article’ links.
Some of these cookies collect your personal data to enable us to provide the services outlined above.
Functional cookies expire after a maximum of 2 years. Functionality cookies can be deleted from your browser history at any point before their expiry time.
These cookies are used to collect information on website usage. In addition, such cookies are used to provide aggregated statistics on visitors to our websites. These statistics are used for internal purposes to help us test and improve our websites’ performance, providing a better user experience.
Here are some examples of the uses of performance cookies:
- To provide statistics on how our websites are used;
- To see how effective our adverts are; and
- To assess errors within the user experience.
Additionally, we use many tools to assess cookie information at an aggregate level to carry out analytical functions on our site, including Google Analytics.
While these cookies do not identify you personally while you are not logged in, they will collect your browser information and anonymized data for the above purposes.
In some instances, some of these cookies are managed by third parties such as Google Analytics. These third parties cannot use these cookies for any purpose other than those outlined above and cannot identify with them.
Performance cookies are valid for varying periods. Some performance cookies are deleted once you close your browser, while others have an indefinite validity period. Such cookies can be deleted at any stage using your browser settings.
Third-Party Marketing / Targeting Cookies
These cookies are used to deliver Company’s advertisements relevant to you, based on your interests.
They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
These cookies record your visit to our website, your visited pages, and the selected products. We will use this information to make our website, and the advertising displayed more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose and to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
Targeting cookies are also used to:
- Collect information about browser habits to target website content and target advertising;
- Link to social media networks who may use this information about your visit to target advertising to you;
- To provide advertisers with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in;
- Deliver content and marketing communications tailored to your interests based on information from your visit;
- To perform site retargeting. A retargeting pixel (a tiny unit of code) on our webpage leaves a cookie in the user’s browser, which causes our adverts to be displayed or not to be displayed to you when you visit certain websites within the retargeting network (e.g., Google Display Network); and
- Performing search retargeting allows our adverts to be displayed on third-party webpages based on your previous web search activities.
These cookies are placed by third-party advertising networks with our permission.
Third-party cookies are valid for varying periods. For example, some cookies expire up to 13 months after they are last updated.
If you do not want Websites to place cookies on your computer or mobile device, you can adapt your browser and/or cookie settings so that you will be notified before any cookie is placed. You can likewise adjust the settings as such so that your browser refuses all cookies or only the third-party cookies.
Likewise, you can remove any of your already placed cookies. Please note that you will have to adapt the settings for each browser, mobile device, and computer you use.
Without cookies enabled, we couldn’t guarantee that our website and Your experience of it would be optimal. Sometimes, you may not be able to log in to your account if cookies are disabled.
It is important to note that different browsers offer differing ways to configure your browser’s cookie settings. The following links provide you with the steps on how to use to erase or adjust cookie files on your particular browser:
If necessary, consult your browser’s “help” function, or go to your browser’s manual. If you wish to disconnect cookies of specific parties, you can do this through [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect/jeoacafpbcihiomhlakheieifhpjdfeo?hl=en ].
More information on how to deactivate or delete cookies can be found here: https://www.aboutcookies.org/cookie-faq/
Please note that we aren’t responsible for the content of external websites.