Introduction to Web Cookies
What is a Web Cookie?
A Web Cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies are essential to the Website, and/or Services, and will always be used. Web beacons, tags, and scripts may be used in the Website or in emails to help us deliver cookies and count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness, and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers (for example, Google Analytics) on an individual and aggregated basis.
Why we use Web Cookies
How to Disable Cookies
- Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings in Mozilla Firefox;
- Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings in Google Chrome;
- Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer;
- Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings in Safari;
- Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings in Microsoft Edge.
If you want to learn more about cookies or how to control, disable, or delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third-party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your Internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.
Types of Cookies the Company Uses
Many jurisdictions require or recommend that website operators inform users/visitors as to the nature of cookies they utilize and, in certain circumstances, obtain the consent of their users to the placement of certain cookies.
Each cookie used by the Company falls within one of the following categories:
1. Essential cookies:
Essential cookies (First-Party Cookies) are sometimes called “strictly necessary,” as without them we cannot provide many services that you need. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you use our Website.
2. Analytics cookies:
These cookies track information about your visits and usage of the Website so that we can make improvements and report our performance — for example, to analyze visitor and user behavior so as to provide more relevant content or suggest certain activities. We might also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to see how users react to them. Google Analytics is the main technology we currently use in this regard. To learn more about Google Analytics and your privacy, visit the “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ Websites or apps” page at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics when using our Website, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Functionality or preference cookies:
During your visit to the Website, or while you use our Services, cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language, or your region). They also store your preferences when personalizing the Website and/or Services to optimize your use of the Website (for example, your preferred language). These preferences are remembered through the use of persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the Website, you will not have to set them again.
Targeting or advertising cookies
These Third-Party Cookies are placed by third-party advertising platforms or networks in order to deliver ads and track ad performance, or enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities (this is sometimes called “behavioral tracking” or “targeted” advertising) on the Website. They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in on the Website and other websites. You can opt out of interest-based targeting provided by participating ad servers through the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://youradchoices.com).
Social media cookies:
Cookies subject to change
Updating this Policy
Updated: June 27, 2018