1. What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files or pieces of information stored on your computer or portable device (eg smartphone or tablet) when you visit our Sites. A cookie usually contains the name of the website it originated from, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long the cookie will remain on your device) and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
3. What Types Of Cookies Do We Use?
Two types of cookies may be used on the Sites: “session cookies” and “permanent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Site. A permanent cookie stays on your device for a much longer period or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie stays on your device depends on the duration or "lifetime" of the cookie in question).
We use a number of vendors who may also place cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our sites to enable them to provide their services. For more information and on how to refuse them (opt-out), please consult their personal data protection charter.
4. What Cookies do we use?
Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the EF Sites. Note that to the extent that information collected through cookies constitutes personal data, the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Charter apply and supplement this Cookies Usage Charter.
Essential cookies are necessary for the site to function and allow you to move around it and use its services and features. Without these cookies which are absolutely necessary, the site will not function as well as we would like; we would then be unable to provide the Site or certain services or functionalities requested.
Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and allow us to remember language or other local settings and customize the Site accordingly.
Social media plug-in tracking cookies
These cookies are used to track members [and non-members] of social networks for the purposes of market research, analysis and product development.
Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the site and allow us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies tell us which pages on the site are most frequently visited, help us record any difficulties we may have with the site, and tell us whether our advertisements are working or not. This allows us to obtain overall site usage trends rather than a single person's usage trend.
Advertising cookies are used for marketing purposes.
5. How to Manage Cookies?
Although most web browsers are initially set to automatically accept cookies, most web browsers allow you to change the settings to block cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.
In addition to the options provided above, you can refuse, accept or delete cookies from the site at any time by activating or accessing your browser settings. Information on how to enable, disable or delete cookies is available on your internet browser provider's website via the help menu.
You should be aware that if cookies are disabled or deleted, not all site functionality may function normally, for example you may be unable to visit certain parts of our Site or receive personalized information when you visit the Site. .
If you use more than one device to view and access the Sites (for example, your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you should ensure that the browser on each device is set to match your preferences in terms of Cookies.
Certain pages you visit on the Site may also collect information through the use of beacons (also known as web beacons) which may be shared with third parties who directly support our promotional activities and website development. For example, website usage information about visitors to our Sites may be shared with our third-party advertising company to better target advertisements served on our websites through web banners. However, the information collected through the use of these beacons is not data that directly identifies you, although it could be linked to your personal data.