What are Cookies?
A cookie is a text-only string of information from a website that is stored through your browser on your device so that the website can recognize you when you revisit and remember certain information about you. This can include information such as which websites you have visited, choices you have made from menus, specific information previously entered into forms, as well as the time and date of your visit and certain information about your device itself.
Types of Cookies
There are two main types of cookies:
Session Cookies are temporary cookies that expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave the site or close your web browser. Session cookies allow the website to recognize you as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website most efficiently. For example, session cookies are used to remember that a user has added items to an online shopping cart.
Persistent Cookies are stored on your device between browsing sessions and are stored until they expire or are deleted. Persistent cookies allow websites to “recognize” you and retain user-specified preferences and present a custom-tailored web browsing experience to you.
In addition to session cookies and persistent cookies there may be cookies used to provide us or a third-party with additional data.
We currently use, and may in the future use, the following types of cookies on this website:
We use session cookies to:
Help us maintain security and verify your credentials while you use the website as you navigate from page to page. This enables you to avoid re-entering identifying information each time you enter a new page.
We use persistent cookies to:
Help us recognize you as a unique user when you return to our website so that you do not have to input your credentials multiple times as navigate between pages or services.
Remember your customized user preferences such as time zone or preferred landing page widgets.
Collect and compile anonymous, aggregated information for statistical and evaluation purposes to help us understand how consumers use this website and to help us improve the structure and performance of the website.
Third Party Cookies
As with first party cookies, you are able to block third party cookies through your browser settings.
Refusing Cookies on this Site
Because the cookies we use on our website allow you to access some of the essential features of our site we recommend that you leave cookies enabled. It is possible that if you disable cookies you could experience reduced functionality or be prevented from using the site altogether.