WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They're used for many things, such as remembering whether you've visited the Site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new Site visitors we get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer but don't include personal information about you (they don't store your name, for instance).
This policy explains how cookies are used on SONIC MAESTROS’, its affiliates’ or agents’ Sites in general - and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this Site (not all of them are used on every site).
We collect information automatically when you visit the Site, using cookies.
The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.
You can choose whether or not to allow some or all cookies to function. If you do, we can't guarantee that your experience with the Site will be as good as if you do allow all cookies to function fully. We have offered below some guidance on what cookies we use and how to manage them, as well as where to find information and controls on third party cookies which may be active through our service.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Site, and your location.
Understanding your cookie options
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
The following links explain how you can control cookies via some of the most popoular browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all sites not just this one:
- Internet Explorer (this page links to further information for different versions of IE). Internet Explorer's mobile version is available here
- Safari or for mobile versions of Safari click here
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to the Site:
The following types of cookie are used on this site. We don't list every single cookie used by name - but for each type of cookie, if it is possible to control its use individually, we've tried to guide you to the information to manage that so you can control its use.
1. Personalization cookies
These cookies are used to recognise repeat visitors to the Site and in conjunction with other information we hold to attempt to record specific browsing information (that is, about the way you arrive at the Site, pages you view, options you select, information you enter and the path you take through the Site). These are used to recommend content we think you'll be interested in based on what you've looked at before.
2. Analytics cookies
These monitor how visitors move around the Site and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance. You can opt out of these if you want by visiting the links below:
3. Third-party service cookies
- Facebook's data use policy
- AddThis (the service that runs some of our social sharing buttons)
4. Session cookies
These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Site. For instance, where our Sites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you will be unable to login). These cookies cannot be turned off individually but you could change your browser setting to refuse all cookies (see above) if you do not wish to accept them.