When you visit our websites, we, or an authorised third party, may store a cookie or similar technologies on your device and browser that collects and processes information about your online activities over time and across different sites. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device, and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.
Cookies are small text files of letters and numbers containing a unique user ID that are placed on a device to store data that can be recollected by a web server in the domain that placed the cookie. Cookies can do several things, for example, remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket and counting the number of people looking at a website. Similar technologies, such as “tracking pixels,” which are small blocks of code on a webpage or app, are also used.
When using cookies and similar technologies, we may collect information such as your mobile device ID, IP address and other information about your device, as well as behavioural data of your device usage on our sites (e.g., pages viewed, links clicked, documents downloaded). Our cookies do not hold personal information, such as your name.
Our cookies simply allow us to find information once you are logged in or help link your browsing information to you when you choose to register for a service, download a position paper or white paper, or sign up for a newsletter.
First-party cookies are set directly by the website you are visiting, i.e., the URL displayed in the address bar.
Third-party cookies are placed on your device not by the website you are visiting, but by a third party like an advertiser or an analytic system. This typically occurs when the website incorporates elements from other sites, such as images, social media plugins or advertising.