What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data stored in text files that are saved on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to remember you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used during the course of your visit to the Website, and they expire when you close the web browser.
Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within our Website and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or restart your computer. They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for you while visiting our Website or using our Services.
Cookies may be set by the Website (“first-party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”). These third parties can recognize you when you visit our website and also when you visit certain other websites.
What type of cookies do we use?
Necessary cookies allow us to offer you the best possible experience when accessing and navigating through our Website and using its features. For example, these cookies let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access the content.
Functionality cookies let us operate the Website and our Services in accordance with the choices you make. For example, we will recognize your username and remember how you customized the Website and Services during future visits.
These cookies enable us and third-party services to collect aggregated data for statistical purposes on how our visitors use the website. These cookies do not contain personal information such as names and email addresses and are used to help us improve your user experience of the website.
Please note that some cookies on the Website and other parts of the Services are managed by third parties, including, for example, features such as videos and social media API. These cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or targeting cookies. You should refer to the third parties’ own cookie and privacy policies for information about how they may use your information.
The third party cookies we use in our Services, include but are not limited to:
- YouTube – the videos in our Website (except mainland China users) are hosted in YouTube channel. We embed a unique YouTube hyperlink to show the video on our Website for advertising purpose. For details of YouTube cookies, please click here.
- Tencent Video – the videos in our Website (for mainland China users) are hosted in Tencent Video channel. We embed a unique Tencent Video hyperlink to show the video on our Website for advertising purpose. For details of Tencent Video cookies, please click here (Simplified Chinese).
Changes and amendments
We reserve the right to modify this Policy relating to the Website or Services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Policy on the Website. When we do we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. Continued use of the Website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.
How to control or delete cookies
You can block all cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including Necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
If you accept some or all cookies on the website you still have the option of setting your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, so that you may determine whether to accept it or not.
This document was last updated on March 23, 2021.