A cookie is a small file that automatically gets downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They distinguish you from other users, which helps deliver a good experience when you visit the website. They also help in identifying potential improvements that may be made to the website.
Our website uses session cookies and persistent cookies:
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 are cookies that are stored on your computer or device for a set period of time. They gather information for use on return visits, such as user preferences.
Our website makes use of the following cookies for the reasons specified:
Required cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary for our website to operate. These enable identification of registered users and account-related functions, for example.
Performance/analytical cookies: These cookies enable us to make use of data analytics to measure the performance of our site and make improvements to it. They allow us, for example, to provide more content that is relevant to you.
Functional cookies: These are cookies that enable us to store information you have entered on previous visits to our website, including your username and any other settings you have chosen. This enables us to offer you a more personalized and smooth browsing experience.
Targeting cookies: These are cookies that gather certain information about your visit to our website, such as which pages you view, how long you spend on each page, and which links you click on. We use this information to show you advertisements that you will find relevant and also to determine how effective the advertisements are.
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.