Cookies and Tracking
Cookies A cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website to your computer or mobile device where it is stored by your web browser. Cookies may store information such as your IP address or other identifiers, your browser type, and information about the content you view and interact with on our sites. By storing such information, cookies can remember your preferences and settings, and analyze how you use our website. Certain cookies, as described below, are necessary for the Site to function. We use both first-party and third-party cookies on the Site. First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies are set by a domain which is different to the website you are visiting. Cookies may either be session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are cookies which are deleted when you close your internet browser. Persistent cookies are cookies which stay in place after you have closed your browser, for example, a cookie which tracks whether you are a new or return visitor to the Site.
Tracking Via Mobile Devices
When you use applications on your mobile device, unique identifiers associated with your device (such as the device ID and IP address), your activity and your network location may be recorded. This information is used to analyze, improve and customize our content for mobile devices.
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