To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the Sites:
- Our Cookies: Our cookies are “first-party cookies,” and can be either persistent or temporary session cookies. These are necessary cookies, without which the Sites won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the Sites.
- Site Management Cookies: Site management cookies are first-party cookies used to maintain your identity or session on the Sites so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.
- Analytics Cookies: Analytics cookies are third party cookies (created by other websites: i.e. Google Analytics) that gather information that is used in aggregate form to help us understand how users interact with and move around once on the Sites. These cookies let us know what features and pages on the Sites are working the best and what features or pages on the Sites can be improved.
- Social Networking Cookies: These third-party cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content from the Sites that are of interest to you. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
- Advertising Cookies: Advertising cookies are third-party cookies that may be placed on your computer in order to display advertisements that are likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Sites and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather personal information about the user.
In addition to cookies, we may use clear gifs (web beacons/pixels) to help improve the user experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel” is a tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited a particular page or viewed a particular email. This is done to collect statistical data so that we may optimize and improve our webpages and email communications. These technologies may not be declined, however, you may limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse a cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You may also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although doing so may prevent some parts of the Sites from functioning properly.
Also, most advertising networks will allow you to opt-out of targeted advertising. To learn more, visit www.aboutads.info/choices/ or www.youronlinechoices.com