What Are Cookies
Cookies are small data files that are issued to your device when you visit a website and that store information about your use of a service. Pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) are little snippets of code or tiny images embedded on websites and in email that help us learn how you interact with our site and emails.
How Cookies Work
When you visit any of our websites, our web server sends a cookie to your device, which allows us to recognise your device (but not the specific person using it). By associating the identification numbers in the cookies with other account information when, for example, you log in to our Services, we know that the cookie information relates to your user account.
Similarly, pixel tags on our websites and in email communications help us identify how your device is being used to navigate through our online platforms. Some of the tags and cookies used by our Services are served by us, and some are served by trusted partners who are delivering services on our behalf.
Some examples of the types of cookies and other technologies we use:
Our websites use authentication cookies and similar technologies to tell us when you’re logged. This lets us show you your accounts and details of orders of products and services.
Cookies also help keep our websites secure by facilitating security features and allowing us to detect activity that might violate our rules.
- Site features and services
- Analytics and research
Cookies help us deliver targeted advertisements on social media platforms, based on your activity on our websites, including the products and services you have seen and to track the performance of those ads.
How to Control Cookies and Do Not Track Functions
Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so depends on the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. Blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from using most of our Services.
Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform.. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. Certain options you select are browser- and device-specific.