What are Cookies?
A "cookie" is a piece of data that a web server creates when you visit a website. This data is information about how and when you use a site. It is placed on your computer, smartphone, smart TV or tablet (“online device”) in the form of a small text file. The information cannot be used to identify you personally. Cookies do not collect personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
There are two main types of cookies:
- Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that expire when you leave the site. Session cookies allow a website to recognize you as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use a website most efficiently. For example, session cookies enable a website to remember that a user has placed items in an online basket.
- Persistent cookies: in contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on your online device between browsing sessions until expiry or deletion. They therefore enable a website to "recognize" you on your return, remember your preferences, and tailor services to you.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this Website. The benefit of enabling cookies is that it will allow your use of this Website to be faster, easier and tailored to your interests.
- Security and verification: To help us maintain security and verify your details while you use the Website as you navigate from page to page, which enables you to avoid having to re-enter your details each time you enter a new page.
- Personalized Content: To remember how you have customized your use of this site, such as to retain login information when you choose "Remember my User ID," when logging onto our Website.
Use of Third Parties
These third parties may collect your IP address or device identifier on the date you visit a site, but not your name or other identifying information. We do not combine information collected through the use of these third party providers with other personal information we may have about you.
Interest-based advertising allows us to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. It works by showing you advertisements that are based on your browsing patterns and the way you have interacted with this and other sites
As you browse our Website, some of the cookies placed on your computer will be advertising cookies, so we can understand what sort of pages you are interested in. We can then display advertising on your browser that is based on these perceived interests. These cookies do not contain personal or financial information about you, but may contain a unique identifier required by the retargeting process. If you access one of these ads, we may also track the response rate and website activity associated with it.
We also work with third party advertising providers who collect and use information about your visits to this and other sites (but not your name, email address, postal address or phone number) to show you advertising that may be of interest to you. This includes the advertising displayed on our sites and any advertising you may be shown when you are on other third party websites.
As part of our commitment to fair information practices, we are a participant and supporter of the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada's "AdChoices" initiative to allow you to opt out of the use of information about your activities on other websites to provide you with Interest-based advertising.
AdChoices is a self-regulatory programme that requires participating companies to include an AdChoices icon in any ads that use interest-based advertising. It's intended to provide consumers with greater transparency around interest-based advertising and to give them the ability to opt-out of this type of targeting. You can learn more at www.youradchoices.ca. You can also click on the AdChoices icon which appears at the bottom of our Website or ads. In all countries where AdChoices exists, we participate.
You can opt out of Adobe Analytics, and out of interest-based Adobe ads using Adobe Opt Out Settings.
Even if you opt out using AdChoices, you may still see on-line advertising. It just means that any advertising you see will not be customized for you.
You can limit the collection of your information by disabling cookies on your browser. You may also be able to modify your browser settings to require your permission each time a website attempts to set a cookie. However, our Website may rely on cookies to enable certain functionality. If you choose to disable cookies, some of the services available on our Website may not work properly.
Our Commitment to Privacy
This Policy may change from time to time. We will display only the changed Policy on our Website. We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed.