What are cookies and how do we use them?
Like most of the websites you visit, we and third parties collect certain information from you in our websites (jointly referred as “Site”) by automated means such as cookies and other similar technologies to distinguish you from other users, store and manage your preferences, enable content and gather analytic data. This information may include your IP address, browser and operating system information, device identifiers and URLs. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and allows us to improve it too.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies may then be sent 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 and to remember their actions and preferences (such as login details, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time.
You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, at https://www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.
- Web beacons
Web beacons (also known as internet tags or pixel tags) are typically transparent graphic images placed on a website. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors on websites. We may use beacons to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, and the type of browser used to view the page.
How long do cookies last?
What types of cookies are used on our Site?
We group browser cookies into the following categories, which may be session or persistent cookies, and which you can manage and have further details through our Cookies Preference manager:
- Required cookies: These cookies are necessary to enable the basic features of this Site to function, such as providing secure log-in, allowing images to load, or allowing you to select your cookie preferences.
- Functional cookies: These cookies allow us to analyze your use of the Site to evaluate and improve its performance. They may also be used to provide a better customer experience on this Site, such as by remembering your log-in details, optimizing video performance, or providing us information about how our site is used.
- Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to show you ads that are more relevant to you. We may share this information with advertisers or use it to better understand your interests. For example, Advertising Cookies may be used to share data with advertisers so that the ads you see are more relevant to you, allow you to share certain pages with social networks, or keep track of when visitors return to our site.
How to control and delete cookies
Most web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the web browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your device. Be aware that disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your device, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.
To learn more about how to control cookie settings through your browser:
- Click here to learn more about “Private Browsing” and managing cookie settings in Firefox.
- Click here to learn more about “Incognito” and managing cookie settings in Chrome.
- Click here to learn more about “InPrivate” and managing cookie settings in Internet Explorer.
- Click here to learn more about “Private Browsing” and managing cookie settings in Safari.
You may remove persistent cookies by following directions provided by your Internet browser at the links above. However, please note that if you refuse or disable cookies some of the Site’s functionality may be restricted.
How to contact us
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