What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and are commonly used on the internet. There are various types of cookies which perform different functions, such as analyzing a user's browsing behavior or recording a user's navigation of a website so that when a user revisits that site, the site owner can present tailored options to the user based on the stored information about previous visits.
Accepting or rejecting cookies
Most web browsers will accept cookies, but if you would prefer that we did not collect data by this method, you can disable this function within your browser settings. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your web browser software to delete cookies and disable their use.
- collect information that will help us to distinguish visitors, to implement language preferences on our website and to improve their experience;
- compile statistical reports on website activity through analytics cookies e.g. numbers of visitors and the pages they visit; and
- remember information about you when you visit our Website.
Below, we have set out the three categories of cookies that this website may use on our Website.
These cookies are:
- Strictly necessary cookies
- Performance cookies
- Functionality cookies
For each of the three categories above, you can find descriptions of the cookies below.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as logging into your account or customer profile, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
- AUTH_COOKIE – this cookie is used to track a user's login and enable the user to access the secure section of the Website.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. We use a number of analytics web cookies which are set out below. These analytics cookies allow us to record information such as the number of visitors to the Website (new and repeat visitors), duration on the site, number of registration completions, entry and exit page of user; all of which enables us to see how visitors use the Website so that we can improve the way that our Website works. These cookies do not collect personal information that identifies a visitor as the information contained is anonymous, however some will track a users' IP addresses to provide us with information about which companies are accessing the website or their geographical location.
- SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE – this analytics cookie is provided by Sitecore. It records which pages of the Website you visit and how long you stay on it. We use this information to help improve our Website. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the Website.
- SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL – this analytics cookie is provided by Sitecore. It tracks a visitor’s multiple visits to our Website in one year. We use this information to help improve our Website. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the Website.
- Google Analytics cookie – this analytics cookie provided by Google allows us to measure and analyze visitor information such as browser usage, visitor numbers, and which pages are used. We use this information to help improve our Website. The information generated by this cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
- Google Adwords Cookie – this analytics cookie provided by Google tells us when someone completes an asset download of a document, where the visitor entered the site via a google paid advertisement. This helps us determine how helpful and profitable our AdWords advertising is.
- Eloqua Cookie – This cookie provided by Oracle Eloqua tracks visits, form fills, email opens and activity in order to help improve our marketing and website initiatives. It also allows us to make it easier for customers to receive our content. The first time a user fills out a form on a piece of gated content, the information they filled into the form is saved to a cookie on their computer. This includes first name, last name, company, email, phone, job title, state, country, and potentially other fields we may choose to ask. We use this information for convenience so that the next time that same user attempts to download a piece of gated content, they do not need not to enter their information again. Instead, the information from the cookie is pre-filled in the form. More information about Oracle Eloqua cookies can be found in Oracle’s legal notices.
These cookies may be changed if the functionality of the website changes.
These cookies allow our Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.
- USE_COOKIES – this cookie is placed to recognize when a user has permitted the use of site cookies.
- PREFERRED_SITE - this cookie is used to track a user's preferred country.
- Website#lang – this cookie is provided by Sitecore. This cookie tracks a user's language selection. The name of the cookie varies based on the configured site name.
NOTE: These cookies may be changed if the functionality of the website changes.
This website may also use pixel technology (also known as "web beacons" or "clear GIF's") in our emails. These web beacons can be used in conjunction with information collected via cookies to identify our users and personalize the Website and our services whenever possible and to track the success of marketing campaigns.
For example, if a user has opened an email from us containing web beacons and has accepted cookies on our Website, we can: find out when the user has opened our email; welcome the user back personally to our Website; and track which pages of our Website the user visits.
Deleting and Disabling your Cookies
If you object to web beacons, we recommend that you follow the instructions for deleting existing cookies and disabling future cookies on the All about Cookies website.