Last updated: October 14, 2020
To make our websites and services work properly, and to provide tailored advertising, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, shopping cart, or other preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
We have put our cookies into the following categories, to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:
- Strictly necessary: These are used to help make our websites work efficiently, provide security features on our websites, and provide services you have asked for, like shopping carts and billing.
- Performance/Analytics: These are used to analyze the way our websites work and how we can improve them.
- Functionality: These help to enhance your experience by remembering choices you have made concerning the features of the websites (i.e. username, language, region you are in).
- Targeting/advertising. These cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers.
Cookies and You
To sign up for an account or make a purchase online, you must have cookies enabled on your internet browser. If you choose not to enable cookies, you will still be able to browse our websites, but it will restrict some of the functionality of our websites or what you can do.
First-party cookies originate from the same domain as the website you are currently visiting.
Below is our list of first-party cookies (shown in this policy).
|The cookie is set by CloudFlare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
|A security cookie used to identify the user and prevent Cross Site Request Forgery attacks.
|Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.
|Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by the forum to show unread topics for both members and guests.
|Contains the last 5 pages viewed, encrypted for security. Typically used for form or error message returns.
|These cookies are installed by Google Analytics. They are used to store information of how visitors use a website and help in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source from where they have come, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
|This cookie is installed by SiteImprove and is used to help record visitors' use of the website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site. This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. This Siteimprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognize the browser when a visitor reads a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.
|Persistent – expires after 1000 days.
We are currently reviewing our lists and will update them from time to time.
Third-party cookies originate from a domain that is different to the website being visited. For example, when you visit our website, we may link to another company's website – like our Facebook or Twitter account, or a video from our YouTube page. We do not control how they use their cookies, so we suggest you check their website to see how they are using them and how you can manage them.
Controlling your cookies
You can control cookies in your browser to enable or disable them. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website, you should do this through the web browser settings for each web browser you use, on each device you use to access the internet.
You can also manage many companies’ cookies used for online advertising via the consumer choice tools created under self-regulation programs in many countries, such as the US-based aboutads.info choices page or the EU-based Your Online Choices.