2. What is a cookie?
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
No. Some people don’t like the idea of a website storing information on their device, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set.
As mentioned below, we may work with third-party advertising companies that collect and use information to deliver more relevant advertising across the Internet and when you are using our services. To learn more about this practice and your choices with regard to companies participating in industry self-regulation, visit http://www.aboutads.info
4. Who places cookies when I use your website?
Many of the cookies placed when you use online services are “first party cookies”. These cookies are placed and read by CS directly. Currently, CS does not place first party cookies though this could change in the future.
Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to CS or our partners. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
5. What types of cookie and other technology do you use?
We use the following cookies and technologies:
Persistent cookies: A persistent cookie will remain on your devices for a set period of time specified in the cookie. These cookies are used to identify you over a longer period of time. For example, an advertising network might use persistent cookies to identify you on different websites.
Web beacons: It is possible that in the future we may include web beacons (also known as clear GIF’s or web bugs) in our emails to track our website usage. This means that if you open an email from us and click an embedded link, we can see which pages of the site you visit. The web beacons we would use would not store additional information on your device but, by communicating with our cookies on your device, they would be able to tell us when you have opened your email. If you object to web beacons, we recommend that you follow the instructions for deleting cookies.
6. Why are cookies used on CS’s Services?