Cookies are small files – usually made of letters and numbers – downloaded on to a device (computer, tablet, phone, or similar device) when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to recognize a user’s device and are used by website owners to operate their websites more efficiently.
Cookies are used to understand how the site or service is being used, to help you navigate between pages efficiently, to help remember your preferences, and generally to improve your browsing experience. Cookies may also be used to ensure marketing information you see online is more relevant to you and your interests and to deliver advertisements and communications relevant to your interests, provided you have subscribed to these advertisements and communications.
ST and its service providers use different types of Cookies on ST Sites:
Blocking, deleting and opting out Cookies
If you do not want ST to recognize your device, you can also delete Cookies from your browser, block all Cookies, or configure your browser to warn you before a Cookie is stored by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not accept the strictly necessary and functionality Cookies, the use of some services or parts of ST Sites will not be available to you. Generally, Cookies allow ST to determine who you are and thus provide you with better and more personalized services.
The following websites provide information on how to adjust the Cookies settings on some popular browsers:
a) Apple Safari
b) Google Chrome
c) Microsoft Internet Explorer
d) Mozilla Firefox
In order to opt out of Adobe and Google Analytics Cookies across ST web sites, visit:
- Adobe Analytics: http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html#customeruse
- Google Analytics: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
Links to other websites
As is true of most web sites, when you visit our websites, an anonymous ID linked to your visit is automatically created, we share this anonymous ID with Google for the purpose of targeting the browsing activity of the anonymous ID within Google properties (i.e., Search, Shopping and YouTube) and display on such Google properties commercial messages relevant to the browsing activity on our websites linked to the anonymous ID. You can opt-out of such browsing activity targeting by visiting Google's Ads Settings, or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page (Google is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative).
Privacy at ST