Last updated: April 30, 2021
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. The term “cookie” is used in this Cookie Statement in the broad sense to include cookies and all similar techniques and technologies, including web beacons. Web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs") are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Sites or taken an action in relation to our Sites. Cookies are useful, as they allow websites to recognize a computer or device. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. For more information on cookies, go to allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies set by us are called first-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 cookies and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Sites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies enable us to better understand your use of our Sites, to track and target the interests of our users, and to enhance the experience of users on our Sites. Third parties serve cookies through our Sites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.
Types of cookies we use
First-party cookies. These cookies are created by us. They are primarily used to allow you to browse our Sites and use their features. They may also assist us in our analytics activities.
Third-party cookies. In addition to the first-party cookies we use, some third-party companies may place cookies on your computer through our Sites, access those cookies, and associate web beacons with them. These cookies enable third-party features or functionalities to be provided on or through our Sites. The parties that set these third-party cookies can use them to recognize your device both when it visits our Sites and also when it visits certain other, unaffiliated websites.
The types of first- and third-party cookies we use on our Sites are detailed below. Please note that the specific cookies served to your browser may vary depending on how you access our Sites.
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with access to and the basic use of our Sites, such as access to secure areas and setting your privacy preferences. These cookies cannot be turned off.
- Functionality and performance cookies: These cookies enable enhanced functionality and performance of our Sites. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, certain functionality of the Sites may become limited or unavailable.
- Analytics cookies: These cookies help us understand how our Sites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Sites for you. Thanks to this information, we are able to improve the features offered on our Sites.
- Targeting cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
For more information on how to allow or refuse these various types of cookies, please see “Cookie management” below.
Duration of cookies stored on your device
The duration of storage of cookies on your device may vary, depending on the category to which they belong: temporary or permanent.
Temporary cookies: We use temporary cookies on our Sites to allow you to browse our Sites without interruption. We may also use temporary cookies for internal reporting purposes. After your browsing session ends, this type of cookie does not store any information on your hard drive.
Persistent cookies: Some of our first-party analytics cookies and certain third-party cookies are persistent cookies. They allow us and third parties to understand visitors’ browsing behavior over a longer period of time, to provide you with additional features related to your use of the Sites, the content that you have saved or stored through them, as well as for advertising and marketing purposes. Depending on their function, this type of cookie may persist for different lengths of time ranging from several hours, to a week, or even several years. This type of cookie will persist after you end a browsing session and can be used by our Sites or third parties to recognize your device when you begin a new browsing session.
If you want to control your cookie preferences, please follow the instructions below.
Additionally, for European Legion domains, you have the option to adjust what cookies you allow us to place on your browser through our Cookie Settings tool. You can modify these settings at any time.
Cookies do not read other data on your hard drive, and you can delete them from your computer at any time using browser controls. At the moment, it is technically impossible for you to synchronize your settings between your browsers and your devices (your computer or your smartphone). You must set them on each browser/device that you currently use and each time you use a new browser or device. Please note that if you choose not to allow, or otherwise disable or deactivate all cookies, this will apply to all cookie types and will affect the functionality of our Sites. You may not be able to use all features of the Sites, and in some cases the Sites simply will not function properly.
Analytics cookies: To disable all analytics cookies managed by our third-party analytics partners, please use the browser disablement mechanisms discussed immediately above.
Targeting cookies: For more information about tailored browser advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your computer to deliver tailored advertising, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out link, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out link, or Your Online Choices to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, visit the Google Ads Settings page. If you do not allow these cookies, you will still see advertising online, but those advertisements may not be tailored to your interests.
You can also disable advertising cookies by using the browser controls explained in “All cookies” above.
Updates to this Cookie Statement