What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website and allows the service or a third party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the service more useful to you. They do not take up much space and are removed automatically when expired. Some cookies expire at the end of your session, while others will be saved for a certain amount of time.
Most Internet browsers support cookies; however, users can set their browsers to decline certain types of cookies or specific cookies. Further, users can delete cookies at any time.
What types of cookies do we use?
Cookies set by us are called "first party cookies" and these are usually essential to the site’s functionality. Cookies set by and managed by parties other than us are called "third-party cookies". Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our website (e.g. advertising, analytics, and social sharing).
There are generally four categories of cookies used on our website:
Essential Cookies – stored for the duration of your browsing session, these first-party cookies are essential to core site functionality. As essential cookies are required to operate our website and services, there is no option to opt-out of these cookies. If you choose to disable these cookies, parts of our website may no longer function.
Performance and Functionality Cookies – Performance and functionality cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites but are non-essential to their use. Without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
Analytics and customization – these cookies allow us to track the performance of our marketing efforts and make advertising messages more relevant to our customers, both within and beyond our website. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and (in some cases) selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
Our websites use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service offered by Google. You can opt-out of having your anonymized browsing activity within websites recorded by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
Social Networking Cookies - these cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our websites through third-party social networking websites. These cookies may also be used by third-party social networking websites for advertising purposes.
How do I reject and delete cookies?