We use common tracking technologies
We or our vendors use several common tracking tools. These may include browser cookies. We may also use web beacons and similar technologies. We use these tools:
To recognize new or past customers.
To store your password if you are registered on our sites.
To improve our website and mobile app.
To serve you with advertising content in which we think you will be interested. To do so, we or our business partners may observe your behaviors over time on this website and across third party websites. We may also collect information about your browsing history.
To better understand the interests of our customers and our website visitors.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of data which is downloaded to the device you use to access our Site and stored on your device’s hard drive. These cookies are for various purposes, including to let our Site recognise your device when you visit the Site again, ensure that you are sent the correct content and to store information about your preferences or services provided for you. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term cookies in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this manner.
What cookies do we use?
The cookies on our Site can be divided into these main categories:
Essential Cookies: Some cookies are essential for the operation of our Site. For example, cookies allow us to identify users so that they can log-in to their accounts. If you opt to disable these cookies, you will not be able to access your account.
Functionality Cookies: We use functionality cookies to remember your preferences. For example, to remember any changes you have made to your preferences in your account settings. We may also use functionality cookies to provide you with other services, such as allowing you to watch video clips on our Site.
Changing Browser Settings
You can change your browser settings to limit which cookies can be set. These settings are usually found in the options or preferences menu for your browser.
Further information can be found here, or in the ‘Help’ menu of your browser:
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
However, if you change your settings and block cookies, this will mean that certain features on our Site cannot be provided to you and you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our Site's features.
Some ads may be served based on tracking
We may work with online advertising companies to show you relevant and useful ads. This may include ads served on our own websites or apps. This may also include our ads served on other companies' sites. These ads may be based on information collected by us or third parties (for example, when you register for a site). These ads may also be based on your activities on our websites or on third party sites. This second type of advertising is called "interest-based advertising" or "online behavioral advertising." These ads might be served on websites or apps. They might also be served in emails. We might serve these ads, or third parties might serve ads. They might be about our other products or other companies' products.
How do we gather information about you for interest-based advertising?
To decide what is relevant to you, we use information you make available to us when you interact with us, our affiliates, and other third parties. We gather this information using the tracking tools described above. For example, we or our partners might look at your purchases or browsing behaviors. We might look at these activities on our platforms or the platforms of others. We work with third parties who help gather this information. These third parties might link your name or email address to other information they collect. That might include past purchases made offline or online. Or, it might include online usage information.
You can find out more about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu .