Last Updated: January 17, 2021
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small data files containing small amounts of information that can be stored on and accessed from your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, to the extent you agree. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies help us to remember things about your visit to our Websites, such as your choices/settings and generally make the site easier for you to use. They may also be used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, T&T) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. We use these essential Cookies to:
- log you into our Websites
- to protect your security
- to help us detect and fight spam, abuse and other activities that violate T&T’s user agreements and term; and
- to authenticate your access to the Websites.
Other cookies remember information about your browser and your preferences. For example, cookies help us remember your preferred language or the country that you are in. We can then provide you with content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit our Websites.
Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites. For example, these types of cookies help us test different versions of our Websites to see which particular features or content users prefer.
To help us better understand how people use our Websites, certain third parties serve cookies through our Websites for analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below. We don’t release the information collected from our own cookies to any third parties, other than to our service providers, who assist us in these cookie activities.
The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below:
- Essential – cookies that are essential to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. For example, these include the cookies that make it possible for you to stay logged into your T&T account. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then these functions and services will not work for you. In particular, we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies.
- Functionality – cookies that are used to recognize you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our Websites, so that we can provide you with a more personalized experience, but are non-essential to their use.
- Performance – cookies which measure how often you visit our sites and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our Websites and to improve our sites and apps, or to evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance. For example, the Google Analytics cookie gives us information such as your journey between pages and whether you have downloaded anything (details of how to opt out of it are below).
COOKIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
WHAT ABOUT OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, LIKE WEB BEACONS?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
HOW CAN I CONTROL COOKIES?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences specific to T&T Websites by clicking the “Cookie Settings” link in the cookie banner of any T&T Websites page. Your personal cookie preferences set in the T&T cookie banner will be limited to first and third-party cookies on T&T Websites only, and must be set for each device or browser used to access T&T Websites.
You can exercise your preferences with some third-party cookies by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit www.networkadvertising.org/choices, www.aboutads.info/choices or www.youronlinechoices.com. For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We do not control any of the above opt-out links and are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.
WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION?