A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that a web server transmits to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and remain valid until its expiration date, unless it is deleted by the user, while a session cookie will expire when the web browser is closed at the end of the user session.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Cookies enable a website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, so you don’t have to repetitively enter certain information, perform certain action or configure certain aspects of a website whenever you return to the website or browse from one page to another. More information about cookies and how they work is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies that we use
Cookies used by our service providers
Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our Site by means of cookies. This information is used to create reports about the use of our Site. You can find out more about Google’s use of information by visiting https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and you can review Google’s privacy notice at https://policies.google.com/privacy. If you want to opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics Opt-out page at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install the add-on for your browser.
Most browsers also allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. You can normally change your browser settings within the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu for your browser. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. You can review your Internet browser settings, typically under the sections “Help” or “Internet Options,” to exercise choices you have for certain Cookies. If you disable or delete certain cookies, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. Please refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers