- What are cookies?
- Cookies we use and why we use them
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The cookie then sends information back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.
COOKIES THE SITE USES AND WHY IT USES THEM
Cookies are often categorized by function.
These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website or for performing services that an individual user has requested. Some examples of functions performed by essential cookies are cookies that remember previous actions (e.g., entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session.
The Site uses Essential Cookies.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. Analytical cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information that analytical cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used only to improve how a website functions.
Cookies can also be categorized by how long they remain on your device. There are two broad categories of duration:
- Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.
- Session cookies
Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted.
The Site uses both persistent and session cookies. The persistent cookies remain active for up to 2 years.
Finally, cookies are either first-party or third-party cookies:
- First-Party Cookies
First-party cookies are placed by the website operator.
- Third-Party Cookies
Third-party cookies are cookies placed by a third party. For example, we use a third-party service provider called Google Analytics to analyze how users use our Site. Google Analytics collects de-identified information about usage, such as how long users stop on a web page and route they took through the Site. Google Analytics places cookies to collect this usage information.
The Site uses both first-party and third-party cookies.
Our cookies collect several types of information, including information about your usage of our Site, device identifier, screen resolution, browser identifier, city, state, region, language, service provider, link from which a user comes to the Site, links on the Site, Site pages visited, and length of time on a Site page, and your IP address. An IP address is the number assigned to your device, for example your laptop or mobile phone, when your device accesses the internet. Your device may have a static IP address, which means that your device always has the same IP address or it may have a dynamic IP address, which means that the IP address changes each time the device accesses the internet.
Location of information processing:
The information collected by our cookies is processed in servers located in the United States.
Sharing information:The information collected by our cookies is only shared in aggregate form with our service providers, including the following:
Rejecting Cookies Through Browser Settings:
You may reject cookies using your browser settings. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. For more information on using browser settings to reject cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
You should note that rejecting cookies in your browser settings may mean that any preferences you set on the Site will be lost and that the Site may not work as well. Please see above for more information about the consequences of rejecting cookies on the Site. In addition, using the browser settings to reject cookies may also cause your browser to reject cookies from all websites, not just our Site.