LAST UPDATED: 9 MAY 2012
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Two types of cookies are used on this Website.
Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site.
We use session cookies to:
- Carry information across pages of our Website and maintain your preferred language throughout the session. This cookie will be initiated each time you affirm your age on our Website.
Persistent cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser even after the browser is closed. The length of time a cookie remains depends on its lifespan.
We use persistent cookies to:
- Help us recognize that you have already affirmed your age with the Website. Your date of birth is held within this cookie for two hours and allows re-entry to the Website without having to affirm your age each time you visit. After two hours, you will be prompted to affirm your age again to gain entry to our Website.
- Generate anonymous, aggregated statistics about the visitors to this Website by using Google Analytics. These statistics help us understand how users navigate the Website and help us improve the structure of our Website. These statistics include for example: most popular and least popular pages visited, amount of time visitors stay on the site and the percentage of visitors that leave the site before entering their birth date. These cookies expire within two hours after you leave the Website. Google offers instructions to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites here.
Note that most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing the internet software browsing settings. It may also be possible to change the settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies. Please refer to the help section on your browser. If cookies are disabled you will be unable to access our Website.
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