Last Updated 9/15/2015
Our website uses a number of different cookies. This policy explains the following:
- What are cookies?
- Cookies we use and why we use them
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The cookie then sends information back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.
Cookies we use and why we use them
We use three types of cookies on our website:
- Essential Cookies
These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website or for performing services that an individual user has requested. Some examples of functions performed by essential cookies are “shopping basket” cookies and cookies that remember previous actions (e.g., entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session.
- Analytical Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information that analytical cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used only to improve how a website functions.
- Functional Cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices users make and to provide enhanced, personalized features. For example, on our website, these cookies remember users’ language preferences.
We do not use targeting or advertising cookies on our website. Targeting/advertising cookies are cookies used to deliver advertisements relevant to the user. They remember that a user has visited a website and share this information with other organizations such as advertisers. Many websites use these cookies, but we do not.
Cookies can also be categorized by how long they remain on your device. There are two broad categories of duration:
- Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.
- Session cookies
Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted.
The following chart lists the cookies used on our website by type and includes the name and duration of each cookie, what information they collect, and the consequences if a cookie is rejected: