1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored through the browser on your computer or mobile device (for example, Google Chrome or Safari) when you visit a website. They allow the site to store information like login information or language preference. You can think of Cookies as providing a so-called memory for the website, so that it can recognize you when you come back and respond appropriately. You are not obligated to accept all Cookies in order to visit our website, however, enabling Cookies may allow for a more personalized browsing experience and is required for mostof our Services to work.
Visitt uses several different types of Cookies on our website:
Essential Cookies: these Cookies are necessary for the Services to function properly and cannot bedisabled. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, enabling functions like navigation, or setting preferences. These Cookies donot store information about you that will be used for other purposes.
Preferences & Functional Cookies: these Cookies enable the Services to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us (first-party Cookies)or by third-party providers who work with us (third-party Cookies).
Performance & Analytics Cookies: these Cookies are for internal use only. They help us to secureand maintain our Services, and to remember your preferences for tools found onthe Services. They are also used for gathering analytics data on how youinteract with our Services and the improvement performance of the siteaccordingly. If you do not allow these Cookies, we will not know when you havevisited our site.
Targeting & Advertising Cookies: these Cookies make advertisement more relevant to you. Ouradvertising partners may use it to show you relevant ads on different websitesby uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.
3. How long does Cookies last?
The length oftime a Cookie stays on your device varies according to its purpose.
A Cookie thatremains on your device after your session is concluded (until it expires ordeleted) is called a “Persistent Cookie”. Persistent Cookies are used fordifferent purposes, such as tracking your preferences, login information, yourinteraction with our Services and the effectiveness of our targeting Cookies.
A Cookie that is automatically deleted once your session is concluded is called a “SessionCookie”. Session Cookies are used for the duration of your stay on our site andare automatically deleted when you exit the browser.
5. How can you reject or remove Cookies?
You can adjust your web browsersettings, usually located in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of yourbrowser. In order to delete stored Cookies or to change these settings, thefollowing links may be helpful:
If you are primarily concerned about third-party Cookies generated by advertisers, and you live in the US, Canada, Europe or theUK, you can also opt out from the collection of your data by our advertisingpartners who participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance.
Opt-out by visiting:
In addition, on your mobile device (e.g., iPhone,iPad or Android), you can change your device settings to control whether yousee online interest-based ads.
Please note that when you get a new computer, installa new browser, erase or otherwise alter your browser’s cookie file (includingupgrading certain browsers), you may also clear the opt-out Cookies installedonce you opt-out, so an additional opt-out will be necessary to preventadditional tracking.
6. Useful links
For more information regarding Cookies, you may findthe following websites useful:
7. “Do Not Track” signals
Some web browsers may transmit “Do Not Track” signals to websites with which the browser communicates, telling the website not tofollow its online movements. Because of differences in how web browsersinterpret this feature and send those signals, and lack of standardization, itis not always clear whether visitors and users intend for these signals to betransmitted or whether they are even aware of them. Therefore, as many otherreputable websites, we currently do not respond to such “Do Not Track” signals.
Effective date: September 9, 2021