Last Revised: November 15, 2019
What are cookies?
A cookie is a simple text file containing small amounts of information which are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back to the originating site on each subsequent visit or to another site that recognizes the cookie. Cookies allow a website to remember your preferences, improve the user experience, and tailor the advertisements you may see to those that are most relevant to you.
We may use other forms of technology which serve a similar purpose to cookies and which allow us to monitor and improve our sites and apps. These could include "web beacons" (also known as image tags, pixel tags, GIFs or web bugs) which are small pieces of code used to collect advertising data, such as counting page views, promotion views or advertising responses. When we talk about cookies in this policy, this term also includes these similar technologies.
Cookies used on this site
We use the following types of cookies:
- First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the SCS Websites and can only be read by our site.
- Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by an organization other than SCS. For example, we may use a third party analytics company (eg, Adobe Analytics) which will set its own cookie to perform this service. The SCS Websites may also contain content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies. SCS does not control the dissemination of these cookies so you should check the relevant third-party website for more information.
- Session cookies
Session cookies are temporarily stored during a browsing session and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed.
- Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies are saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences so that they are remembered for the next visit.
We group the cookies used on our site into three categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary to enable you to move about the website and to use its features.
- Functionality Cookies
These cookies enhance the functionality of the website by remembering and storing your preferences — for example, your name, default territory and language. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our website that you can customize.
- Analytics Cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use a website in order to improve and enhance its performance — for example, to remember which pages are visited most often.
How to opt out of cookies
If you don't want to allow cookies at all, or you only want to allow the use of certain cookies, please refer to your browser or device settings. The procedure for doing so varies from one browser application to another. To find out how to control or disable cookies within most browsers, consult the "Help" section of your browser or device or visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Please note that by disabling cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of the site or certain content or functionality may no longer be available.