Cookies are small pieces of data stored in text files that are saved on your computer or other devices when web pages are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to remember you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used during the course of your visit to the Sites, and they expire when you close the web browser.
Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within our Sites and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or restart your computer. They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for you while using our Sites.
Cookies may be set by us (“first-party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services (“third party cookies”). These third parties can recognize you when you visit our Sites and also when you visit certain other websites.
Necessary cookies: These cookies allow us to offer you the best possible experience when accessing and navigating through our Sites and using its features. For example, these cookies let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access the content.
Functionality cookies: These cookies let us operate the Sites in accordance with the choices you make. For example, we will recognize your username and remember how you customized the Sites during future visits.
Analytical cookies: These cookies enable us and third-party services to collect aggregated data for statistical purposes on how our visitors use the Sites. These cookies do not contain personal information such as names and email addresses, and are used to help us improve your user experience.
Social media cookies: Third-party cookies from social media sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) let us track social network users when they use our Sites, or share content, by using a tagging mechanism provided by those social networks. These cookies are also used for event tracking and remarketing purposes. Any data collected with these tags will be used in accordance with our and the social networks’ privacy policies. We will not collect or share any personally identifiable information from the user.
If you don’t like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser’s settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to not accept new cookies. Below are some common options:
Please note that if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features our Sites offer.