What are cookies?
Cookies are harmless text files that web servers can store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. They allow the server to recognise you when you revisit. These files hold small amounts of data and allow the server to recognise you when you revisit a website.
- Gather customer journey information on our public site only
- Temporarily store input information in our calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations
- Store details of your marketing, product preferences to improve our targeting and enhance your journey through our sites and partner sites
- Evaluate our sites’ advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected and don’t share it with anyone)
What cookies do we use?
We use both:
- Session cookies– a session cookie (also called a transient cookie) is temporary and will be erased once you close your browser (session cookies will not gather information from your computer, but they will recognise you as you navigate between pages during your session and will help maintain security during your visit); and
- Persistent cookies– persistent cookies are permanent cookies that have set expiration dates, they are stored on your device until they expire or are deleted and they will collect information such as your login details or user preferences when you visit certain websites.
Cookies can also be either:
- First-party cookies– a first-party cookie is owned and created by the Site you are visiting and stores a small amount of text on your computer (first-party cookies are usually allowed by most web browsers, but if you should choose to disable these type of cookies, the Site you are visiting will not be able to track your activity during navigation); or
- Third-party cookies – third-party cookies are created and owned by a website other than the one you are currently visiting, these cookies will usually be from a company providing a service to the owners of the website you are visiting and these type of cookies typically store tracking information and personal preferences.
We use both first-party and third-party cookies on our Site. Please consult the privacy policies of third parties, such as Google, Facebook or LinkedIn, to learn more about how they use information that they may collect via our Site.
Changing your cookies settings
To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ facility). Alternatively, an external resource is available at All about cookies providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them.