A cookie is a file designed to contain a small amount of user and website information stored on a user’s computer. The file interacts with the user and the website to provide a webpage tailored to the user through its awareness of information held within the file. Cookies also have the ability to carry all or parts of the information stored within the file to other websites that the user may visit or to third parties.
Types of Cookies
A third-party cookie is placed by a domain other than that of the website the user is visiting.
A session cookie is temporary, linking the actions of a user during the any given browser session. When the browser is closed, the cookie is deleted.
A permanent cookie, also known as a persistent cookie, is stored for a specific period of time and activates each time the user visits the website that created the cookie.
We use third-party, session and persistent cookies and similar technology to collect aggregate (non-personal) information about Sites usage by all of our visitors and to help us remember you and your preferences when you revisit the Sites. These cookies may stay on your browser into the future until they expire or you delete them. We also use technology to remember you the next time you log in. Some of these cookies are erased when you close your browser window and some persist for a period of time. See more general new window.
We may allow selected third parties to place cookies through the Sites to provide us with better insights into the use of the Sites or user demographics or to provide relevant advertising to the user. These third parties may collect information about a user’s online activities over time and across different websites when he or she uses our Sites.
Adjusting Cookie Settings
You can change your cookie settings by reviewing your internet browser’s cookie options. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari all provide detailed information on how to change your cookie settings. Typically, such information can be found under the browser’s ‘Help’ or ‘Preferences’.
Should you choose to decline or block cookies by adjusting your browser settings, including cookies essential to the website, please note that all or parts of our Sites may not be functional or accessible to you. Our Sites will issue cookies as soon you visit the Sites, unless your browser cookie settings are adjusted to prevent such an occurrence. Please review instructions on adjusting cookie settings for the browser of your choice.
The effective date of this policy is May 25, 2018.