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Cookies guide - USA

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website which can subsequently retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser and will contain some anonymous information, such as a unique identifier and the site name, as well some digits and numbers. This allows a website to remember things like your preferences or account details.

You can find about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies on this Website

Our site uses the following types of cookies:

  1. ‘Essential cookies' that enable key basic features such as accessing secure areas or recording the contents of a shopping cart.
  2. ‘Non-Essential cookies':

a) 'Functionality cookies' which enhance your browsing experience by providing enhanced functionality, including video playback, display of recently reviewed content, and storage of your preferences such as language and location settings.
b) 'Analytics cookies' that help us analyse the way the site is used and so allow us to improve it, giving you a better user experience.

Third Party Cookies

Websites can also use cookies set by third parties. The only third party cookies this site uses are those provided by Google Inc for its Google Analytics service, which provides analysis of website usage and traffic.

Our Russian language sites may use cookies set by Yandex and our Chinese language sites may use cookies set by Baidu.

For more information on Google Privacy Policy when using Analytics cookies, or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics cookies on all the websites you visit, go to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

How we use our Cookies

We only use cookies to operate and improve our site.

We do not sell the information collected by our cookies or use our cookies to provide adverts. We only disclose the information collected by our cookies to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so (for example, where required to by government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

Controlling Cookies

If you wish to turn off non-essential cookies on this site, please uncheck the relevant boxes below. 

Please note that if you turn off or disable all cookies, you may find that parts of this site either do not function at all or behave unexpectedly.

You can also control how your browser uses cookies and your browser's ‘Help' function should be able to tell you how to do this. 

Your browser may permit you to enable settings that prevent a website or those using information generated by your use of websites from tracking your activities online. These so-called “Do Not Track” settings are controlled by your browser, not by us. Use of a “Do Not Track” setting when accessing this site may impair some functions of the site or require you to repeat certain steps each time you visit the site.