Like most websites, we use ‘cookies’ and similar technologies to help us improve the performance of the site and provide the best possible user experience. Cookies allow our site to manage login sessions, store preferences, and recognize you when you come back to our website. They also allow us to understand how customers use our site, so we can make usage simpler and more intuitive.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The cookies are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari) on your computer or mobile device. Each cookie is unique to your individual web browser.
A cookie is not used to identify you personally but it can remember the activities and preferences you choose as you use the site. When you come back to our website, the web server retrieves the cookie, recognizes you as a returning user and responds appropriately. Your browser will only permit a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by any other websites.
Kinds of cookies
Web cookies may be set by the site you are visiting and may only be read by that site (‘first party cookies’), or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). On our website, first party cookies are automatically created and are used for essential functions or site features. Third party cookies may be used to help us measure site usage and performance, or may be set if we embed content from another site on one of our pages.
In addition, cookies may be temporary and used only during your time on the site (‘session cookies’), or stored by your browser between visits (‘persistent cookies’).