1. What is a Cookie?
2. What Cookies Do We Use?
Below we list the different types of cookies that may be used on the Sites. We will also be updating this policy before 1 March 2019 (to include detailed lists of cookies used on each of our Sites to include information about type of cookie, expiry periods and links to third party sites where applicable).
The Sites use both 1st party cookies (which are set by the Sites being visited) and 3rd party cookies (which are set by a server located outside the domain of our Sites).
3. Required or Essential Cookies
(Examples: BIPS or login session cookies)
4. Functionality Cookies
(Example: language setting cookies)
These cookies are used to enable certain additional functionality on our websites, such as storing your preferences (e.g. username and language selection) and preventing users from taking the same survey multiple times. This functionality improves user experience.
5. Preference Cookies
(Example: RTP Cookies – customizing content)
Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember language or other local settings and customize the Sites accordingly.
6. Social Media Cookies
(Example: Facebook/Google using social media for behavioral advertising, analytics, advertising and market research)
Social media cookies collect information about social media usage.
7. Analytics Cookies
(Example of third party cookie: Optimizely/Google Analytics)
Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the Sites, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Sites, help us record any difficulties you have with the Sites, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Sites, rather than the usage of a single person. We use the information to analyze the Sites’ traffic.
8. Targeting or advertising cookies
(Example of third party using targeting cookies: AdRoll/Google Analytics)
9. How Do I Manage Cookies?
If you’d like to remove or disable cookies via your browser, you certainly can. You’ll want to refer to your browser’s configuration documentation to do this since the steps for doing so are usually browser-specific. One important note is that if you do go this route, this might adversely impact your ability to use our services effectively. Enabling cookies ensures a smoother experience when you use our site.