What are cookies?
A cookie—also known as a browser cookie or Internet cookie—is a small text file that is automatically downloaded from a website and stored on your computer/device when you browse the website. They are used to remember your preferences and record your activities on our website so that we can provide a personalized experience. They are also used to determine where improvements can be made to the website.
The types of cookies we use
Session cookies and persistent cookies are both used on our website:
Session cookies: These cookies are temporary. They are deleted when you close your browser. We use Session cookies to collect data regarding your activities on our website.
Persistent cookies: These are permanent cookies that expire after a predefined period of time. They gather information about your preferences so that you can enjoy a personalized browsing experience on later visits to the website.
The following is a list of the cookies we use and their functions:
Essential cookies: These cookies are essential to the proper operation of our website. For example, they enable you to log in to the website and make use of its features.
Performance and analytical cookies: These cookies allow us to collect data concerning the number of visitors to our website and the ways in which they interact with it. This data helps us, for example, to discover operational errors and to ensure that you find relevant content.
Functional cookies: These cookies allow our site to remember your personal preferences, such as your username or other data you enter, which allows us to provide an enhanced, more personalized experience when you visit.
Advertising cookies: Advertising cookies are used to deliver ads that are relevant to you and your interests. They gather information about how you use our website (which pages you visit, how long you stay, what links you follow) so that we can customize the advertising you see while browsing our website and measure the effectiveness of that advertising.
Certain third party service providers may also place cookies on your computer or device to collect information for analytical, performance or targeting purposes. We do not have any control over these third-party cookies.
Your choices regarding cookies
There several of ways to exercise your choice regarding cookies. Browsers provide the ability to clear cookies from your computer/device in the settings options. Doing so may render some website functions unusable, however.