If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please refer to the section below titled "How to control or delete cookies" for further instructions.
What are cookies?
Cookies perform a variety of functions, such as allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently by remembering your preferences and thus improving your experience on the site. They can also help ensure that the ads you see online are relevant to your interests.
We use two types of cookies:
First party cookies that are sent directly by us to your computer.
Third party cookies transmitted by a third party on our behalf. We use third party cookies to make it easier for you to analyze and use our websites (as described below).
Estimate the total number of visitors to our sites on an ongoing basis, as well as the types of Internet browsers (such as Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (such as Windows or Macintosh) used by our visitors;
Monitor the operation of our sites, including how our users navigate through them, and improve our websites;
Personalize and improve your online experience;
What types of cookies do we use?
The types of cookies used on our websites can be divided into four categories: "essential website cookies", "functional cookies", "analytical cookies" and "advertising cookies". The table below provides you with more detailed information about each of these categories and the purpose of the cookies we set:
Essential website cookies
These cookies are necessary to enable you to move around our websites and use their features. These cookies do not collect information about you for marketing purposes and do not remember which sites you visited while you were browsing the Internet. Often these cookies are session specific and expire after your visit to the website (session) ends. This category of cookies cannot be disabled. For more information on how you can control cookies, see the "How to control or delete cookies" section below.
These cookies allow our websites to remember your choices (such as the username you enter, your preferred language and the region you are in) and provide a better, more personalized experience. The information collected by these cookies can be made anonymous, in which case the cookies will not be able to track your activity on our sites. (These cookies usually remain on your computers until you delete them). For more information on how you can control cookies, see the "How to control or delete cookies" section below.
These cookies, including cache cookies, are set by the Google Analytics, Omniture and Fabric analytics systems and collect information about how users use our websites, including the number of visitors, the websites from which they came to our websites and pages that they viewed on our websites. We use this information to compile reports and improve our websites, such as letting us know if users have encountered any errors and making sure users can easily find the information they are looking for. Usually these cookies remain on your computers until you delete them.
Source and how to block:
Omniture (restrict data collection)
Google Analytics (limit data collection)
Fabric (limit data collection)
These cookies are used to collect information about the websites and individual pages that users access both on and off our sites (which may indicate your interests and other characteristics, for example). They are typically used to display ads and other marketing communications that are more relevant to your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see advertisements and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by ad networks with our permission. They remain on your computer until you delete them and remember that you have visited a website. They also show whether you came to our website through a sponsored link.
This information is shared with other organizations (advertisers and our contractors) who may use it in conjunction with information about how you use other websites, including to identify the common interests and behavior of all user groups that visit our (and other) Web sites.
Source and how to block:
AddThis (restrict data collection)
AppNexus (limit data collection)
Doubleclick (restrict data collection)
Facebook (limit data collection)
Media6Degrees (limit data collection)
Mediamind (restrict data collection)
Twitter (limit data collection)
Yahoo (limit data collection)
Fabric (limit data collection)
Other similar technologies
Like many websites, we use technologies similar to cookies, including local shared objects (sometimes referred to as "flash cookies"), browsing history analysis, browser fingerprints, and pixel tags (sometimes referred to as "web beacons"). This gives us and our providers information about how our websites and their content are used by our visitors and allows us to determine whether our site or other sites have been visited from your computer or device.
Our servers automatically read your IP address when you visit our websites and we may associate this information with your domain name or with the name of your internet service provider. We may also collect some "clickstream data" relating to your use of our website. Visit data includes, for example, information about your computer or device, your web browser or operating system and its settings, the page that brought you to our sites, the pages and content you see and click on during your visit. visit, when and for how long you do so, what you download, which sites you visit after you leave our sites, and the keywords you entered on our sites or the sites from which you came to our site .
How to control or delete cookies
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies, and we will explain how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you choose not to accept cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites and any communications you receive from us may become less relevant to you. Please also note that if you choose to manage your cookies, our cookie management tool will set a cookie on your device to ensure that your preferences are respected. If you delete cookies from your device, you will also delete this cookie and you will have to make your choice again.
You can block cookies by using the "limit data collection" links in the table above, or by changing (depending on your browser) your browser settings so that cookies from our site cannot be set on your computer or mobile device. To do this, follow your browser's instructions (usually located in the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" sections). Deactivating a cookie collection or cookie category does not remove that cookie from your browser, you will need to remove the cookie from your browser yourself.
Cookies set in the past