A cookie is a tiny file commonly stored on your device (computer, phone, tablet) while you browse a website. They are widely used to ensure the proper functioning of websites, or to improve a website's efficiency, as well as to provide a more personalized browsing experience.
Both session cookies and persistent cookies are in use on our website:
Session cookies: These are cookies that only function until you close your browser or log out of the website, at which time they are deleted. They are used to collect data about your activity on the website.
Persistent cookies: These cookies remain on your computer or device for a predefined length of time. They enable us to collect information to provide a more personalized experience on your next visit.
Our website uses the following cookies for the reasons indicated:
Required cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary in order for our website to function. They include, for example, cookies that allow you to sign in and/or operate the website's basic functions.
Analytical or performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our website and to collect information about how visitors interact with our website so that we can improve its performance and your experience.
Functionality cookies: These cookies help us to remember you the next time you visit our website and to record your preferences so that you can have a personalized experience on each visit without having to re-renter your information/choices.
Targeting cookies: These cookies collect information that allows us to serve advertisements that are relevant to your interests and to judge the effectiveness of our ad campaigns. They measure such things as which pages of our website you view, the length of time you spend on each page, and any links you follow.
Third-party cookies are cookies used for the collection of data on our website by other services (e.g., ad networks or analytics companies), and such cookies are beyond our control.
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.