Last Updated: March 19, 2021
What is a cookie? A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system or device. Cookies save certain information, like your user ID and other preferences, and also allow us to understand who has seen which pages, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our Site. Non-personal information such as browser type, operating system and domain names may be collected during visitors’ use of the Site and this information may be used by us to measure the number of visitors to the Site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are particularly useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.
What types of cookies do we use? We use only third-party cookies on the Site. Cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details. We do not exchange cookies with any third party websites or external data suppliers. If you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our Site do not work properly.
Session cookies. These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser. This cookie is automatically placed onto your browser by the server software, but it is not used by our Site.
Analytical cookies. Our Site uses third party cookies, such as Google Analytics cookies (third party cookies) for the following purposes:
- to record the time of your first visit to the Site, the time of your most recent visit to the Site and the time of your current visit
- a cookie to record which page(s) you visit on the Site
- a cookie to record how long you stayed on the Site
- a cookie to record how you found our Site (for example, via a Google search, a keyword, or a link from another website)
We only share the information obtained through the use of Google Analytics with Google. For more information on Google’s use of your information, please consult Google.
How to disable third-party cookies. The cookies we use are designed to help you get the most from the Site, but if you do not wish to receive cookies, most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings or to fully disable cookies.
Instructions on how to change your cookie settings or to disable cookies will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. In addition, you should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer for information on how to change your cookie settings. This information is typically available under the “settings” function of your mobile device.
To understand the browser-based settings, the following links may be helpful; otherwise, you should use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari on Apple devices
Deleting or blocking cookies using the above mechanisms may not be effective for all types of tracking technologies, such as Local Storage Objects (LSOs) like Flash objects or HTML5.
We are unable to respond to Do Not Track signals set by your browser at this time.