A cookie—also known as a browser cookie or Internet cookie—is a small text file that is automatically downloaded from a website and stored on your computer/device when you browse the website. They track certain of your activities and record your preferences, which allows the website to provide the best browsing experience when you visit and to identify areas needing improvement.
We employ session cookies and persistent cookies on our website:
Session cookies: These cookies are temporary. They are deleted when you close your browser. We use Session cookies to collect data regarding your activities on our website.
Persistent cookies: These cookies survive on your computer or device for a specific period of time. They gather information that allows us to provide a more personalized browsing experience for you on subsequent visits.
The following cookies are in use on our website and perform the functions specified:
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are essential to ensure the proper operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that allow you to log in to our website and to make use of the various functions of our website.
Performance and analytical cookies: These cookies allow us to collect data concerning the number of visitors to our website and the ways in which they interact with it. This data helps us, for example, to discover operational errors and to ensure that you find relevant content.
Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to recognize you on return visits. This enables us to remember your username and chosen preferences so we can offer an enhanced experience whenever you use our website.
Advertising cookies: These cookies collect data regarding your visit our website, including which pages of our website you visit, how much time you spend on our website, and the links that you click on. This enables us to deliver ads that are relevant to your interests.
There several of ways to exercise your choice regarding cookies. Browsers provide the ability to clear cookies from your computer/device in the settings options. Doing so may render some website functions unusable, however.