AA&C’s Cookie Notice should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Notice which can be found here.
1. What is a cookie?
2. Are cookies safe?
Cookies are safe for your devices. They only store information used by your browser. They can't access any other content on your device, nor do they create malware or viruses.
3. Are there different types of cookies?
Cookies fall into two main categories:
Cookies are further broken down into four main types of cookies depending on their purpose:
Some of the cookies on our sites collect data for more than one use.
4. What about third-party cookies?
We use third parties when providing you with our sites which may set cookies on your browser or hardware. These third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third-party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies. If you do not feel comfortable, you can individually block these cookies in the cookie settings on our sites or you can block them in general by changing the settings on your browser (so that it blocks all of these types of cookies).
5. Are there any specific cookies that AA&C uses that I should know about?
We use Google Analytics on our sites for our advertising purposes, to improve our sites and get feedback on how we are presenting our services to our users. Data is gathered by Google Analytics from users’ internet protocol address’ albeit in an anonymized form whereby AA&C can see information about the ages, genders and interests of our users. The data is then transmitted by Google Analytics onto a server in the U.S. where it is stored.
6. Would a cookie on my browser be considered to be my personal data?
As cookies allow us to identify you as an individual, we have your personal data in our systems. We believe in the importance of data privacy and treat your personal data with the utmost of care. If you would like to find out more about how AA&C handles personal data, please review our Privacy Notice which can be found here.
7. What if I share my device with other people?
If more than one person uses your device, the choices set by others will apply to you as well unless you specifically change them when you are using your device. For example, if you share a computer with your colleagues, family or friends, you may see adverts based on websites they have visited as well as websites you have visited.
8. What happens if I change or turn off one or more types of cookies in my browser?
You can visit the “options” or “preferences” menu or your browser to change your settings. You may find it useful to review the following useful websites which give you advice based on the browser you’re using:
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari for Macs and iOS
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Other useful websites that you may wish to visit include www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org.
We are not responsible for the information on any of the websites above.
You can also choose to entirely turn off or delete cookies in your browser. If you do this, it may affect websites that use similar cookies to us. This is because the cookies choices you set in your browser replace any cookies choices you set on a single website. For instance, if you run an advertising blocker on your browser, you won't see AA&C ads that are tailored to you, even if you have turned on marketing cookies for our sites.
9. What are the consequences of refusing cookies?
If you use your browser setting to block all cookies (including strictly necessary and therefore essential cookies) in general or those specifically on our sites, you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites and subsequently enjoy all the functionality available.
10. Who should I contact if I have any questions?
Last revised: January 12, 2023