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Cookies Policy

 

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. It is a tool that stores information about website visits, recognizes you and your preferences each time you visit our website and ensures website functionality.

This policy explains our use of cookies and other similar technologies in connection with your visit to our website, or using our mobile device applications (together, the “Services”).

  1. Our Cookies and other similar technologies
  2. (a)       Our cookies

    We use cookies (and Local Shared Objects, HTML5, cache cookies, web beacons, or clear gifs, all described further below).

    (b)       Mobile device IDs and location-based information

    Certain mobile devices, including smartphones and tablet devices, contain unique device IDs that can be used to identify their physical location. Some mobile device IDs are persistent, while others may be resettable by accessing the device’s privacy settings. Mobile devices also typically transmit caller ID data (which may include a phone number) when used to transmit a telephone call or text message.

    When you use mobile devices to access our Services, we may collect and transmit unique device IDs and collect caller ID data, as well as other information about your device, including without limitation, your wireless carrier, the make, model, operating system, capacity and settings of your device, the names, package IDs and versions of other software you have downloaded to your device and information about how you interact with and navigate within our Service.

    With your consent, we or our authorized service providers and partners also may use precise geolocation technology such as GPS or Wi-Fi triangulation or mobile Bluetooth beacon technology to collect information about the exact location of your mobile device. Precise location information may be collected both while you are using one of our mobile applications and continuously over time while our apps are not in use but are running in the background of your device.

    These tracking technologies may be deployed by us and/or by our service providers or partners on our behalf.

  1. How we use cookies
  2. We use cookies to understand the usage of the Services and to improve our content and offerings and to deliver advertisements that you might be interested in.

    Our use of cookies fall into the following categories:

    Strictly necessary cookies are necessary to provide the website to you. We use such cookies without your prior consent. All other cookies are dropped after you have consented via the cookie banner on our Website.

    We may change our use of cookies over time, but our use of cookies will generally fall into the above categories. Please visit this page regularly so that you are aware of any changes.

  1. Opting out of cookies
  2. (a)       Please click here for a list of third parties that collect information via cookies and other tracking technologies.

    (b)       Website cookies

    You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. However, you may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies or similar tracking technologies and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar tracking technologies might prevent you from accessing some of our content. However, your viewing of editorial content may be hampered.

    If you wish to block cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ to find out how, or check your browser’s instructions.

    You can broadly opt out of participating companies’ website tracking technologies by visiting the websites for the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, and the European Interactive Digital Advertising Initiative.  

    (c)        Mobile devices

    We, our authorized service providers and/or other third-party partners involved in the delivery of advertising you receive through our mobile applications may collect information about your mobile device, including your mobile device’s advertising identifiers and the names and IDs of apps you have installed, as well as information about how you use our mobile applications and other unaffiliated applications. We and our partners use this information to enable interest-based advertising you receive through our Services and within third-party apps and other marketing channels. Depending on your device and operating system, you may be able to reset your mobile device's advertising identifier to limit this data collection or prevent the collection of usage data across unaffiliated applications for interest-based advertising purposes by accessing the privacy settings on your mobile device. Each operating system, iOS for Apple devices, Android for Android devices and Windows for Microsoft devices, provides its own instructions. Visit the privacy settings for your mobile device or contact your platform operator for more information.

    To exercise choice over the companies participating in the DAA’s separate choice tool for the collection of cross-app data on a mobile device, download the DAA’s AppChoices app available here.