What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
- Remember whether you have enabled or disabled cookies on this site.
- To track visitor information, such as where you’re visiting our website from, which pages you visit, how long you stay on these pages, etc.
- Load content faster for repeated visitors
- Provide essential security measures
Are They Essential?
Some of these cookies are essential but enabling most of these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work. That said, they will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The Purpose of Cookies
The sole purpose of these cookies is to serve our visitors better fast-loading content, offer social media share/like buttons and provide essential security measures. The cookies will never be used for anything other than stated. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally.
What Types of Cookies Do We Use?
These cookies collect information about how you use the Site, for example, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how the Site works.
How Long Will Cookies Stay on My Browsing Device?
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 until they expire or are deleted.
Do We Use Other Cookies?
Our website uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at. You can opt out of Google Analytics using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The information Google collects is retained for 38 months. However, you can ask for your information to be deleted at any time. A data removal tool is made available soon and will be posted here.
These cookies are used to (the list is not exhaustive):
Collect information about which pages the user visits
Collect traffic information
Google Analytic cookies are valid for 2 years or until you delete them from your browser. Please refer to your browser documentation to learn how to disable cookies.
Learn more about how Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Google cookies also track data about your visiting behavior (i.e. which pages you visit) and the type of device you use. The cookie will expire once you close our website.
First and Third Party Cookies
First party cookies are cookies that belong to us, while third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your browsing device through our Site.
For example, Facebook will place a cookie on your browsing device if you click on the Facebook link when browsing the Site.
How to Control Cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see https://www.aboutcookies.org/. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.