What are cookies?
A cookie—also known as a browser cookie or Internet cookie—is a small text file that is automatically downloaded from a website and stored on your computer/device when you browse the website. They enable the website to remember your actions and preferences, so you can enjoy a comfortable browsing experience each time you visit the website. They are also used to make improvements to the website.
Our website makes use of both session and persistent cookies:
Session cookies: These cookies are temporary and get deleted when you close your browser or log out of our website. They are used to gather data about your activities while you are browsing our website.
Persistent cookies: These are permanent cookies that remain on your computer or device until they are deleted or they expire, which occurs after a set period of time. They allow us to offer you a more personalized experience when you return to the website.
The following is a list of the cookies we use on our website and the reasons why we use them:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are necessary for our website to operate and offer certain features. For example, cookies that enable you to log into our website.
Analytical or performance cookies: These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and record how they interact with our website. This helps us to improve the operation of our website, for example, by making sure that you easily find what you are looking for.
Functional cookies: These cookies are used by the website to remember things like your username and personal site preferences so that we can recognize you on return visits and offer you a smooth and personalized browsing experience.
Advertising cookies: These cookies collect data regarding your visit our website, including which pages of our website you visit, how much time you spend on our website, and the links that you click on. This enables us to deliver ads that are relevant to your interests.
Your choices regarding cookies
There several of ways to exercise your choice regarding cookies. Browsers provide the ability to clear cookies from your computer/device in the settings options. Doing so may render some website functions unusable, however.