A "cookie" is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer's hard drive. ECS UK Ltd or its service providers send cookies when you surf our site or sites where our ads appear, make purchases, request or personalise information, or register yourself for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on our site, sites that are "powered by" another company on ECS UK Ltd's behalf, or sites where our ads appear may give us access to information about your browsing behaviour, which we may use to personalise your experience. Cookies are typically classified as either "session" cookies or "persistent" cookies.
From time to time, ECS UK Ltd will use Flash Local Shared Objects (FLSOs) to store Flash content information and preferences. LSOs perform similar functions to HTML browser cookies and deposit small files on your computer, which are commonly called Flash cookies. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies and cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn more about Flash Cookies and how to manage the related privacy and storage settings, please visit the Adobe Systems website .
ECS UK Ltd and third-party Web pages and HTML-formatted email use Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about your website usage and your interaction with email, as well as to measure performance on hp.com and websites "powered by" another company on ECS UK Ltd's behalf. A Web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognise certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date of a page viewed, and a description of the page where the Web beacon is placed. Depending on the context, web beacons may also refer to content on a third-party server, and may be used by service providers to deliver relevant advertising to you.
You may be able to disable Web beacons in email messages by not downloading images contained in the message you receive (this feature varies depending on the email software used on your personal computer). However, doing this may not always disable a Web beacon or other automatic data collection tools in the email message due to specific email software capabilities. For more information about this, please refer to the information provided by your email software or service provider.
If you choose to receive marketing emails or newsletters from ECS UK Ltd we may automatically collect personal information about you. For example, through Web beacons and personalised URLs embedded in these emails or newsletters, ECS UK Ltd can track whether you've opened those messages and whether you've clicked on links contained within those messages. For more information on embedded Web links, see below.
You can learn more about network advertising and how to manage this process by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative site.