What are cookies and how do we use them?
A cookie is a small text file that may be placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device when you visit a website. A cookie enables recognition of your device and collection of information on what websites and functions that have been visited and used. It also helps to maintain your settings when you are navigating a website or return to the same website at a later point. We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them). Please see linked appendix for a further description of the cookies. A web beacon is a small graphic image (also known as “pixel tag” or “clear GIF”) that may be included on our sites, services, messaging, and tools, that typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behavior. Similar technologies refer to technologies that store information in your browser or device utilizing locally shared objects or local storage and other web application software methods. These technologies can operate across all of your browsers, and in some instances may not be fully managed by your browser and may require management directly through your installed applications or device. We use the terms “cookies” generally in our notices to refer to all technologies that we may use to store data in your browser or device or that collect information or help us identify you in the manner described above.
Processing of personal data
Some of our cookies may collect information that is personal data. We collect such information for the purpose of assessing the performance of our websites, services and tools, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use our websites, determine if you have interacted with our messaging, determine whether you have viewed a link, or to improve our website content, services or tools. In some cases, the information collected by the cookies will only be used for statistical purposes and to improve our website. We will not be able to identify you through such information. For more information regarding how we use your personal data and for information regarding your rights, please see our privacy notice.
Cookies placed by third parties Our website may contain content and sharing tools embedded from various social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These networks/suppliers may use and place cookies on our website. We do not have access to, and cannot control, these cookies or the personal data and information that they may collect.
You therefore need to check the websites of these networks/suppliers to get further information on how they manage cookies, what information their cookies collect and how such cookies can be erased.
Last updated: May 24, 2018