Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website or application. The website or application may retrieve these cookies from your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) each time you visit, so they can recognize you, remember your preferences and provide you with a more secure online experience.
Cookies generally do not hold any information to identify an individual person, but are instead used to identify a browser on an individual machine. Cookies can be referred to as session cookies or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used. Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies may be checked each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated or, in the case of third party cookies, from another site that also uses the same service.
Web beacons are a similar technology to cookies; and just like cookies, they can help to deliver an improved online experience. Essentially, they are a clear picture file that is used to keep track of a customer's navigation through a website or series or websites.
They may also be referred to as "tags", and are normally used by websites that use third party traffic monitoring and tracking services, such as web analytics. Web beacons can be used in combination with cookies to gain an understanding of how a website's users navigate through the site.
Below, we list the various types of cookies we use and the purposes they perform. Please note that the specific cookies we may use vary depending on the part of our Site you visit.
These cookies are essential in helping you to make use of the features and services we offer on our Site. Without these cookies, the services you want to use (such as managing a device) cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used to identify you, and they do not monitor or remember other websites you have visited.
Performance cookies help us to understand how our customers use our Site, so we can keep our Products relevant, easy to use and up to date. For example, we can see which Products are most popular, identify when and where errors occur, and test different versions of a page in order to provide an improved online experience.
Sometimes, the services we use to collect this information may be operated by other companies on our behalf. They may use similar technologies to cookies, known as "web beacons" or "tags". These are anonymous and, as they are only used for statistical purposes, they do not contain or collect any Personal Information.
We set some cookies directly, and we also make use of some services which set their own cookies. We believe it is important to be clear about any cookies that are being set, so we have provided a list to explain this to you.
These are cookies set by us, and are often referred to as first-party cookies. You will not necessarily see all of the cookies referenced below stored on your machine after visiting our Site. Some will depend on how you got here and the features and Products that you viewed during your visit.
Most internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third party cookies) or warn you before a cookie is stored on your device.
Rather than blocking all cookies, you can choose to only block third party cookies which will still allow our Site to function as intended.
The cookies used by this Site do not contain any Personal Information about you.
The information you provide us with is stored securely and is not collected or stored in any cookies. Cookies can't access your computer, or read any personal material you may have stored. Our cookies are not able to install anything harmful on your computer. In fact, the content of most cookies is a random string of numbers and letters that are only used as an identifier.
If you choose to block all cookies, our Site will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we offer, you will need to enable your cookies.
Your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls and to exercise your cookie preferences, visit your browser or device’s help material. If you choose to reject cookies, as noted above, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites and services.
Last Modified: May 9, 2018