Last updated August 23, 2021
What are cookies and similar technologies?
Cookies are small text files placed by a website and stored by your browser on your device. A cookie can later be read when your browser connects to a web server in the same domain that placed the cookie. The text in a cookie contains a string of numbers and letters that may uniquely identify your device and can contain other information as well. This allows the web server to recognize your browser over time, each time it connects to that web server.
Web beacons are electronic images (also called single-pixel or clear GIFs) that are contained within a website or email. When your browser opens a webpage or email that contains a web beacon, it automatically connects to the web server that hosts the image (typically operated by a third party). This allows that web server to log information about your device and to set and read its own cookies. In the same way, third-party content on our website (such as embedded videos, plug-ins, or ads) results in your browser connecting to the third-party web server that hosts that content. We also include web beacons in our promotional email messages or newsletters to tell us if you open and act on them.
We, and our analytics and advertising partners, use these technologies in our website to collect personal information (such as the pages you visit, the links you click on, and similar usage information, identifiers, and device information) when you use our website, including personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites or online services. This information is used to store your preferences and settings, enable you to sign-in, analyze how our website performs, track your interaction with the website, develop inferences, combat fraud, and fulfill other legitimate purposes. We and/or our partners also share the information we collect or infer with third parties for these purposes.
Types of Cookies We Use
These performance cookies allow us to track visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to optimize and improve the website by understanding which pages most visited and assess visitors’ navigation around the site. We may share this information with our service providers and third party analytics providers in order to monitor and analyze the performance of our website.
These are performance cookies used to track visits to our website and navigation around the site. The data collected is aggregated and is used to analyze the performance of our website and also measure user engagement. You can opt out these cookies through the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
These cookies are placed on your computer by our advertising partners (e.g., Google Ads) to display relevant advertisements to you. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements or content on other sites. If you do not allow these cookies, you will still see advertisements, but you may receive less relevant advertising or content and some features of our site may be impacted.
You can opt out of cookie-based tracking for personalized, targeted advertising through our advertising partners, using the cookie settings page on this website.