Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device, such as a computer, phone or tablet, when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know whether the browsing device has visited the website before and can remember your preferences and settings for online services.
A cookie can be either a “first” or “third” party cookie, depending on whether the cookie is placed directly by the website that the user is visiting (“first party cookie”) or whether the cookies are set by a third-party entity through the website that the user is visiting (“third-party cookie”). The length of time that a cookie stays on your device will depend on whether the cookie is either a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device until the cookie expires or is deleted and they are activated each time that the user visits the website that placed the persistent cookie. Session cookies are created temporarily once a user opens a browser window and are deleted from your device once the browser is closed.
We set out information below about the following topics:
- How You Can Manage Your Cookie Preferences
- How to Contact Us and Additional Information
We use different types of cookies on our Websites for different purposes. Some cookies allow us to enable specific functions or to improve your navigation experience, while others allow us to analyze the way you interact with our Websites in order to improve them.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies may include, for example, cookies that remember your preferences and settings; cookies that remember certain information that you enter through the Websites; or cookies that allow the Website to function properly. Strictly Necessary Cookies are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Websites may not function properly as a result. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to undertake activities such as counting visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website. They also help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Website and what content they view. If you do not allow us to place these cookies on your device we will not have the same information regarding when you visited our Website, and may not be able to monitor its performance.
We use the web analytics tool Google Analytics to collect aggregated statistical information about how the Websites are used. Google Analytics uses performance cookies to collect information such as your IP address or other online identifiers, browser information, and/or information about the content that you view and interact with on the Websites. The analytics that Google Analytics provides allow us to gain additional information about how our Websites are used, such as how many users are visiting the Websites, the country or region of those Website visitors, and the pages that are most visited.
Cookies of this category may be set on our Websites and are used to display personalized content to you that is believed to be in line with your interests. They are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. For example, these cookies help us to provide information to you that is especially relevant to you.
2. How You Can Manage Your Cookie Preferences
When you visit our Websites you will be presented with a banner that offers you a choice about whether to accept all cookies or manage your cookie preferences through the Cookie Settings link. Through the Cookies Settings link you may select your preferences to accept or reject different categories of cookies, with the exception of those cookies which are strictly necessary to the functioning of the Websites.
If at any time you would like to change your Cookie Settings, please visit the Cookie Preference Center.
Please note that if you choose not to receive cookies, the Websites may not function properly and certain services on the Websites may not be available to you. In addition, your choice of preferences will be browser and device specific. That means that if you visit our Websites from multiple browsers and devices, you will need to implement your preferences and settings across all browsers and devices.
3. How to Contact Us and Additional Information
- If you are a resident of the state of California, please read our “California Notice at Collection and Privacy Notice.”
- If you are a resident of Colorado, Connecticut or Virginia, please read our “US State Privacy Supplement.”
- If you are located in the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom, please see our “Data Protection Privacy Notice.”
Last Updated: June 23, 2023