Utilization of cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are files or information that may be stored on your computer (or other Internet-connected device such as smartphones or tablets) when you visit our website. A cookie usually contains the name of the site from which it originated, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e., how long it will remain on your device) and a value, which is usually a unique randomly generated number.
What type of cookies do we use?
Two types of cookies can be used on our website - "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary cookies that will remain on your device until you leave our website. A persistent cookie remains on your device until it is deleted (how long the cookie will remain on your device will depend on the length of the "lifetime" of the specific cookie and your browser settings).
Some of the pages you visit may also collect information using pixel tags (also called clear gifs) which may be shared by third parties who directly support our promotional activities and website development. For example, website usage information about visitors to our website pages may be shared with third-party advertising agencies so that they can better tailor the virtual advertising banners on our websites. However, the information does not identify individuals, although it can be correlated with their personal information.
Cookies used on our website
- Helping you with navigation
- Measure website usage (statistics)
- Facilitate sharing on social networks
- Helping with our promotional and marketing efforts (including behavioral advertising) to provide content that is most relevant to you and your interests
The cookies used by our Site perform four functions, as follows:
- Essential/Strictly Required Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Functional Cookies
- Segmentation and Tracking Cookies
Essential/Strictly Required Cookies
Some cookies we use are essential for the functioning of our website. They are usually set only in response to actions you take, which is equivalent to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you to these cookies, but some parts of the website may not work.
Some cookies help us with the performance and design of our website. This allows us to measure how many times a page has been visited and see which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our website.
Some cookies help us remember your settings that you may have selected or help with other functionality when you browse and use our Site. This helps us remember what you selected, so when you return, we remember your preferences.
These cookies allow us to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be defined by us or by third party providers whose services we add to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all these functionalities may not work correctly.
Targeting and Tracking Cookies
These cookies are set through our website by our advertising partners. They can be used by these companies to profile your interests and display relevant advertisements on other websites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not experience our targeted advertising on different websites.
These cookies collect information relating to the origin of your visit, where you were exposed to our company's advertising, what advertising feature you saw, whether you came directly or indirectly to our website, and the device used to visit our website. This information is collected anonymously through third-party providers.
How can I control or delete cookies?
Most Internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or alert you when a cookie is being sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies.
See your browser instructions or help section to learn more about adjusting or changing your browser settings. Learn more at:
- Microsoft Edge
- Internet Explorer
Disabling the cookies we use may impact your experience on our website, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of a page on our website or you may not receive personalized information when you visit a page on our website.
If you use different devices to view and access our website (i.e., computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) you must ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to meet your cookie preferences.
If you have questions or do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in this Cookies Policy, please contact us.