Updated December 22, 2022
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is saved onto your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website. Cookies help us to improve your visit and experience when browsing our site by, for example, storing certain information so you do not have to re-enter it on subsequent visits. Cookies also assist us in tracking which pages of the website you have visited. The information below describes the cookies we use on our site and why we use them.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are required for the operation of the sites (e.g., to enable you to log into secure areas of our site).
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that visitors can find what they are looking for easily without encountering technical errors.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, recall login information where it is required, or remember your preferences (e.g., your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, any pages you have visited, and any links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain on your device after your browsing session for the time period specified below, unless deleted by you beforehand.
The table below provides additional information about the cookies we use:
Purpose of Use
Type of Cookie
Website and internet browser session management
Until end of session
Used to distinguish users
Up to two (2) years
This site also collects and stores certain information automatically using cookies and similar technologies, including IP addresses, the region or general location of a computer or device accessing the internet, browser type, operating system, page view history, and other usage information.
If we use such data at all, it will be on an aggregate basis, and we will not make any attempt to find out your identity from that information. Any use of this data would be for the purposes of securing, maintaining, and improving the Site, ensuring that its content is presented in the most effective manner, helping us to administer this Site and other internal operations, such as troubleshooting, testing, research and statistical and survey purposes.
This site uses analytics providers such as Google Analytics to help us understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. Google Analytics stores information about visitor behavior, such as what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here, and what you click on.
How can you manage cookies?
It is possible to delete and disable cookies on your device by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting for all or some cookies. You will need to know what browser you are using and what version you have.
More information about cookie settings can be found on third-party information sites, such as www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you are located in the European Union, visit www.youronlinechoices.eu for detailed guidance explaining what cookies are and how to control or delete them.
To opt-out of the collection and use of your data by Google Analytics on our Sites, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Please note that disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site (e.g., you may have to reset your language or enter login information each visit).
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