What is a cookie (the inedible kind)?
Cookies are small electronic files which may include unique identifiers that are sent between web servers to web browsers, and is also placed onto your device to enable certain website features and functionality.
What are cookies used for?
We use session and persistent cookies in order for our website to function and to measure performance, respectively.
The cookies used on our website include those which are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, and cookies that track usage and performance of the website. For instance, cookies may be used for the following specified reasons:
- Functionality of the website
- Recognize your computer when you visit the website
- Administer and improve the website’s usability
- Analyze the use of the website
What about third-party cookies?
“Third-party cookies” are cookies set by other companies whose functionality is embedded into our website (such as google.com). “First-party cookies” are cookies set by us (or on our behalf) on our website. When you use the website, you may also be sent third-party cookies by our service providers. Our service providers may send you cookies in order to conduct to track your browser across multiple websites, and to build a profile of your web surfing.
Can cookies be blocked or deleted?
When you first come to our website, you may receive a notification that trackers are present. By clicking or tapping “accept,” you consent to the use of these trackers as described here.
In addition to the options above, you can refuse or accept trackers from our site (or any other site) in your browser’s settings. If you refuse trackers, you might not be able to sign in or use other tracker-dependent features of our website.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but this is typically something you can adjust. Information for each browser can be found in the links below:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Edge
- Safari for iOS (iPhone and iPad)
- Chrome for Android
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides. Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products.
If you prefer not to be tracked by “Click-through URLs,” please do not click text or graphic links in emails you receive from us.
Updated: March 2, 2020