What Are Cookies?
There are other technologies that are similar to cookies, such as web beacons, which are also known as internet tags, pixels and clear GIFs. These technologies function like cookies, and we refer to cookies and these similar technologies collectively as cookies for purposes of this Notice.
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org/verify.
Some cookies can collect personal information, including information you disclose like your username, or other identifiers that are collected together with your browsing history and activity, to deliver more relevant advertising content.
What Are the Types of Cookies That Websites Use?
There are four general categories of cookies that are used on websites:
Strictly necessary (also known as required or essential) cookies: These cookies are required to move around a website and use its features, such as browsing as a registered visitor, or making a purchase. Our website uses strictly necessary cookies. You may be able to block these cookies through your browser settings, but some parts of the websites may not function properly. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, such as the number of visitors browsing the site or a particular section of the site, the pages visitors go to most often, and whether they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a specific visitor. Rather, the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The information that we gather through performance cookies is used to improve how the websites work, to help us evaluate website usage, makes our marketing more relevant, and improves your experience.
Tools that perform website analytics, such as Google Analytics, use performance cookies to generate reports about a website’s traffic and the sources of that traffic. They can also be used to recognize you across platforms and devices. These tools tell website owners how many visitors came to their website, and whether those visitors came to the website after clicking on a link in a search engine or via another referral source. In this way, the website is able to evaluate website traffic as well as the ways to increase website traffic. Like virtually all websites, we use performance cookies.
Functional cookies: These cookies enable our website to remember choices made by website visitors (such as username, region) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our website. This allows websites to improve user experience. We use functional cookies.
Targeting cookies: These cookies are used to deliver online advertisements both on and off websites visited that may be more relevant to visitor interests based on activity from a website being browsed and based on a profile built of visitor interests. They may also be used to limit the number of times visitors see an advertisement and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. We use targeting cookies. These targeting cookies do not directly store personal information (such as names or email addresses), but store unique identifiers that identify to us and our partners a particular visitor’s browser and/or device.
Am I Required to Accept Cookies to Use This Website?
How Do I Block or Manage Cookies?
There are several ways you may be able to block or manage cookies. Certain of our websites offer cookie tools that provide information and allow you to manage your preferences.
For our websites that do not currently offer this functionality, you can take the steps described below. Please note that the steps described below must be taken on each browser or device you use, and if you change browsers or devices you must take these steps again on the new browser or device.
You may be able to disable and manage cookies through your browser. If you do, you can still browse our website but may not be able to use many of their features. Several popular browsers offer guidance on how to manage cookies:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. You can also visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Controls for Do-Not-Track Features
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Notice.
To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Services visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU based Your Online Choices. Please note that these choices will not opt you out of receiving advertisements. You will continue to receive generic advertisements
Last Updated: January 01, 2022