EFFECTIVE: MARCH 17, 2022
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies. Cookies enable websites to know if the browsing device has visited the website before.
What are cookies used for?
Broadly speaking, cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, such as helping a website operator to understand how their website is being used, remembering user preferences, serving marketing and advertising, and measuring the performance of a website among other things. Generally, cookies can be categorized as follows: strictly necessary; analytics; functionality; advertising; and social media.
First and third-party cookies
What types of cookies are used via the site?
The following cookies are used via the 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 the Site work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?
The safety and security of your personal information also depends on you. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. We seek to protect personal information by refraining from collecting personal information where possible. However, these measures do not guarantee that your personal information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using the Site, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
International transfers of personal data
In general, the length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted. All cookies will expire after one year.
How to manage cookies from the site?
You can usually use the browser that you are viewing the Site through to enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings). Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to use all features of the Site. You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org. Some third parties may use Advertising Cookies to help gather information about your browsing activity so that they can deliver website advertising to you that is relevant to your interests. The advertising industries in the European Union (EU) have developed schemes to help you opt-out of receiving cookies used for these purposes. You can find out more about the EU scheme from www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Information about the cookies used by us may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes. The last modification date of this document is shown at the beginning of this document.