What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file which is downloaded to your device when you visit a website. A cookie makes it possible for a website to recognise your device and gather information about the pages and features visited. It also helps maintain your choices when navigating on our site or returning to it at a later time. Cookies are used by virtually all websites and are often a prerequisite for the site or digital channel to work. As part of providing you with our Services, we use different categories of cookies:
First-party cookies are set by the website that you are visiting at that time, either by us or by a third party at our request.
Third-party cookies are set by a party other than that of the website you are visiting. If you visit any of our websites or apps and another party sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
Session Cookies are cookies which expire once you close your web browser
Persistent Cookies are cookies which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them.
Please note that in this cookie notice, the term “cookie” refers to a number of different tracking technologies such as pixel tags (transparent graphic images placed on a web page or in an email which indicates that a page or email has been viewed), mobile device identifiers, and web storage used in desktop software or mobile devices.
Some of these cookies are essential to provide you with the Services, while others are used to provide certain functionality, to enhance usability and experience, to enable us to measure and analyse use of the Service or to provide you with marketing. The types of cookies of cookies and the purposes for which they are used are further explained below:
Cookie type: Necessary
Cookie type: Performance / Analytics
Purpose: To analyse how websites and Services perform and are used. We use this information to maintain, operate, and improve our Services. We may also obtain information from our email communication including whether you opened or forwarded a newsletter or clicked on any of its content. This information tells us about our email communications’ effectiveness and helps us ensure that we're delivering information to you that you find interesting.
Cookie type: Functional
Purpose: To operate certain functions of the websites and apps in line with the choices you make so that when you continue to use or come back to the websites or apps, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided, such as remembering your settings, and ensuring your site’s pages look consistent
Cookie type: Marketing
Purpose: To display relevant advertising in third party channels (such as search engines and social media) based on first or third party advertising cookies that collects information on your activity across our websites. We don’t use your health data for the purpose of serving you with advertising.
Cookies we use and how to remove cookies
A full list of the cookies we are using can be viewed by visiting the consent management platform available on our website. If you, now or in the future, want to say no to cookies or to delete them, you can do so via the settings in your browser or mobile device that allow you to block all cookies or any of them. You can also opt-out of cookies used within the Services.
If you no longer wish to receive cookies you can use your web browser settings to accept, refuse and delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings).
On your mobile device, your operating system may provide you with additional options to opt out of interest based advertising or to otherwise reset your mobile identifiers. For example, you may use the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting (on iOS devices) or a setting to “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” (on Android) which allows you to limit the use of information about your use of apps for purposes of serving ads targeted to your interests.
To opt-out of our interest-based advertising, you can sometimes click on icons for advertising settings included in the ad. If no such icons are included, you can visit the websites of the main advertising organizations to get more information and to learn how to opt-out. See for example www.aboutads.info.
You can also choose to opt-out from cookies by adjusting your cookie settings of our by visiting the consent management platfrom.
Changes to this Policy
If we make material changes to this Policy, we’ll provide you with clear notice e.g. by displaying a prominent notice on our websites, within our apps or by sending you an email.
This Policy applies from 10 December 2020.