A cookie is a small text file that is transferred by a web server and stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. Generally, cookies are used to make your browsing experience better by allowing a website to remember your actions and preferences (for example, your authentication status). Cookies also provide information on how people may use a website (for instance, whether it’s their first time visiting or if they are a frequent visitor).
We use a number of different cookies to provide you with our Services, to monitor usage and performance, to customize and improve your experience and to facilitate our marketing, social and advertising activities.
We use a small number of cookies that are necessary to allow you to use our Services. The use of these cookies is essential for our Services to work. For example, we use session cookies for the duration of a session to keep track of a user’s identity and authentication status.
We use many tools to help us improve our Services and the overall user experience for our customers and website visitors. To this end, we use reporting and analytics cookies to collect information about how you use our website and how often.
Social and content cookies are placed by many social media plugins (for example, the Facebook “like” button), and other tools meant to provide or improve the content on a website (for example, services that allow the playing of video files, or that create comments sections). We integrate some of these modules into our website to improve the experience of browsing and interacting with our content. Some of these third party services may place cookies that are also used for things like behavioural advertising, analytics, and/or market research.
Most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit your preferences. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. This means you can disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust. To customize your cookie management preferences for your browser, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.
In addition, on your iPhone, iPad or Android, you can change your device settings to control whether you see online interest-based ads.
Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website or Services may no longer be fully accessible.