Cookies on Our Website
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or mobile device by a website. Cookies help us improve your experience on our Website. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of our Website’s features.
We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyze how well the Website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you but will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use the Website.
What types of Cookies does the Website have?
Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:
Some cookies are essential for the operation of the Website. If you opt to disable these cookies, you will not be able to access or use all of the features that the Website incorporates.
We utilize other cookies to analyze how our visitors use the Website and to monitor performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you use the Website, and recall your customization preferences.
Does any other party have Cookies on the Website?
We do use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the three categories above. For example, like many companies, we use third parties such as Google Analytics to help us monitor our traffic as well as gain insights and improve the functionality of our website, which means Google logs information using “cookies.” However, we have no access to or control over these cookies. Follow this link to read HOW GOOGLE USES INFORMATION FROM SITES OR APPS THAT USE OUR SERVICES.
To opt-out of Google Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out page and install the add-on for your browser. Updates to your browser or operating system may affect the functionality of the opt-out add-on.
The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on does not prevent data from being sent to the website itself or in other ways to web analytics services.
We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy. Please see the list below for the full list of third parties who serve cookies on the Website:
Can you block cookies?
As we have explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of the Website.
However, if you do wish to disable cookies then you can do so by amending the settings within your browser or mobile device.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of the Website do not work properly.