Effective on May 17, 2018
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables website features and functionality.
When does Ripley place cookies?
What types of cookies does Ripley use?
We may use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Ripley Sites or interact with our services. A persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read when you return to one of our sites. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit Ripley Sites, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience. Cookies also make your interactions with Ripley faster. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising outside of the Ripley sites.
Performance, Analytics and Research
- provide more relevant, interest-based advertising
- provide aggregate reports of activity to partners
- help website understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps
- detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners
- improve our products
What is Do Not Track (DNT)?
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, Ripley does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?
If you are a Visitor, you can opt-out. If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our services. If you use Ripley Sites without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies on the Ripley websites. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies. Please note that the Ripley sites may not work properly without cookies.