Most web browsers allow for some control of most cookies through its browser settings. If you would like to learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on a person’s computer hard drive which records how a person moves around a website, so that when they want to revisit that website it can present tailored option based on information stored about that persons last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyze traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by most websites and do not harm a person’s computer system.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and hot to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies are either:
Session Cookies – These are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They are usually stored an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page, but they do not collect any personal data from your computer.
Persistent Cookies – A persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Cookies can also be categorized in the following way:
Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and/or service, therefore they cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
Performance Cookies – These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, these cookies allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources, and see which parts of the site are the most popular.
Functionality Cookies – These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized.