Effective Date: January 5, 2023
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when websites are loaded in a browser. Cookies enable the website to remember the actions and preferences of the user (such as, login data, the chosen language, font size, other display settings, etc.) so that they do not need to be reentered when the user visits the website again or browses from one page of the website to another. Cookies are used for authentication, session monitoring, and saving user information. They may also contain a unique identifier code that can keep track of the user’s browsing within the website for statistical purposes. When browsing a website, the user can also receive cookies from different web servers or websites (“third party cookies”) on their computer or mobile device. Some operations cannot be carried out without using cookies. Therefore, some cookies are necessary for the website to function properly.
There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions, and they can stay on the user’s computer or mobile device for different lengths of time. For example, session cookies are automatically deleted when a browser is closed. Persistent cookies remain on the user’s device until a pre-established deadline.
Some cookies, such as “functional” cookies are only used in order to transmit a communication on an electronic communication network or to the extent necessary to provide a service specifically requested by the user. In other words, these are cookies that are essential to website functionality or are necessary to provide the activities requested by the user. Other cookies are aimed at collecting user’s data for statistical or marketing purposes.
Cookies Used on the Website
Specifically, the website uses:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work if you do so. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. The information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and we will not be able to precisely monitor its performance.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They function by uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
The following specific cookies are on the website:
How to Enable or Disable Cookies
Our Website responds to “Do Not Track” and “Global Privacy Control” signals from certain browsers in certain jurisdictions. You can also authorize, block or delete (all or part) of the cookies deployed on our website using the specific functions of your browser. If technical cookies are disabled, the website may not be usable or certain services or functions of the Website may not be available or may not function correctly and/or you may be forced to alter or manually enter certain information or preferences each time you visit the website. For details on how to set cookie preferences through your browser, refer to the applicable instructions below:
You can modify your cookie settings.
The choices you make concerning your cookie preferences will be recorded in a single technical cookie.
Your preferences regarding cookies will be reset if you use different devices or browsers to access the website or if you delete cookies from your device. We will also request that you reconfirm your cookie preferences on an annual basis.
More information and details about the various types of cookies, how they work and their characteristics is available on www.AllAboutCookies.org.