(1) WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files that are stored on your computer or other device. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting, or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or social media integration services on the website (known as “third party cookies”). The website or third party that sets the cookie may access the cookie on subsequent visits. This enables websites to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (through a “persistent cookie”). Cookies help ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.
Both websites and emails may contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that allow us to gather information for similar purposes as cookies. Web beacons or pixels are often used in conjunction with cookies but are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
(3) TYPES OF COOKIES
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them. We also provide examples of the cookies set by us or our service providers. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative.
(4) CONTROLLING COOKIES