Last updated: June 24, 2023
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What are cookies?
A cookie is a little text file that websites save on your computer or mobile device when you visit them. Owners of websites regularly utilize them to enhance the operation of their websites. Cookies carry information that is saved to your computer or mobile device’s hard disk.
- First-party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their cookies, known as third-party cookies.
- Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted.
That way, you don’t have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit. Cookies can also be used to establish anonymized statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.
Discover the purpose behind cookies
Discover the multiple benefits of our cookies. Our website relies on certain cookies to ensure optimal functionality. These cookies are necessary for technical reasons. Indulge in a seamless browsing experience with our cookies that not only analyze website usage but also offer personalized advertising to cater to your preferences.
Types of cookies we use:
- Essential cookies: These cookies are required for the proper functioning of our website. They allow you to navigate and utilize our website’s features.
- Analytics cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, such as the most frequently visited pages and whether error messages are displayed. The data collected is used to enhance the functionality of our website.
How can you control cookies?
Make a choice that suits you best – accept or reject cookies. Enhance your browsing experience by customizing your cookie settings. While most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you have the power to reject them or receive a prompt before accepting them. Take control of your online privacy today. Please be aware that declining cookies may limit your access to certain features of our website.
Take control of your cookie preferences by accessing the option to manage cookies in your browser’s settings. Take control of your online experience by utilizing third-party tools and ad-blocking extensions to effectively manage and block cookies.
Discover everything you need to know about cookies and how to manage them by visiting the websites of your browser providers or the Network Advertising Initiative’s website.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Websites may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention, and other site operations.
If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to as “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).
Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details, or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.