What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing user IDs that are automatically placed on your computer or device by when you visit a website. The Cookies are stored by the internet browser. The browser sends the Cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the website to recognise your computer or device. This recognition enables the website provider to observe your activity on the website, deliver a personalised, responsive service and improve the website.
Cookies can be ‘Session Cookies’ or ‘Persistent Cookies’. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session, for example, to remember the items you have added to a shopping basket. Session Cookies expire after a browser session and are therefore not stored on your computer or device afterward. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and can be used when you make subsequent visits to the website, for example, to remember your website preferences, such as language or font size.
Cookies We Use and Their Purpose
We use 3 types of Cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Functionality Cookies
- Targeting or Advertising Cookies
Each type of Cookies and the purposes for which we use them are described in this section.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
‘Targeting’ or ‘Advertising’ Cookies enable a website to show you relevant advertising or facilitate your use of third party services. We may use these Cookies to provide information about your Website visit to advertisers so that they can show you adverts more relevant to your interests, limit the number of times you see the same advert and measure the effectiveness of their advertising. We may also use such Cookies to make it easier for you to ‘like’ or ‘share’ Website content through your social network(s). The social networking websites may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on those websites. Please see their website terms and policies for further information on such use.
- Pardot - The visitor cookie is composed of a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier. This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code. Cookies are set to remember preferences (like form field values) when a visitor returns to your site
First and Third Party Cookies
You can find out about third party cookies here:
- Google = https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/
- HotJar = https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011789248-Hotjar-Cookies
- Pardot = https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=pardot_basics_cookies.htm&type=0
- Facebook = https://en-gb.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616
- LinkedIn = https://www.linkedin.com/help/lms/answer/65521/the-linkedin-insight-tag-frequently-asked-questions?lang=en
- Twitter = https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads
You can manage Cookies through the settings of your internet browser. You can choose to block or restrict Cookies from being placed on your computer or device. You can also periodically review the Cookies that have been placed there and disable some or all of them.
The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser.
- Internet Explorer – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10
- Firefox – http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/
- Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&ref_topic=14666
- Safari web – https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=en_US
- iOS – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Please be aware that if you choose not to accept certain Cookies, it may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.
Flash Cookies and How to Manage Them
We may provide videos and other content through the Website using Adobe Flash Player, which uses ‘Flash Cookies’ (also known as ‘Local Shared Objects’) to provide useful features such as auto-resume and the ability to save your preferences. Flash Cookies are placed on your computer or device in much the same as other Cookies. However, it is not possible to manage them in the same way through your internet browser settings. You can learn more about how to manage Flash Cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware that if you choose not to accept Flash Cookies, you will be unable to view certain content, such as videos.
Questions or Concerns
You can also contact the Privacy Officer for the Informa plc group at firstname.lastname@example.org