Last Updated and Effective: March 25, 2022
You can manage your preferences and consent at any time in order to accept or reject the use of various categories of cookies, which are not strictly necessary, through our Cookie Manager. If you disable cookies and similar technologies, however, some features may not work as intended.
What are cookies and similar technologies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer or device when they visit certain online pages that record their preferences and actions (such as their preferred language), including how they use and interact with the website. Similar technologies include local objects like flash cookies, web beacons, pixels, browser fingerprinting technologies or any technology that stores or accesses information on the user’s device. This information does not typically allow us to identify the user, but it can offer the user a better experience when visiting websites, including ours.
What cookies do we use?
The types of cookies we use are listed below and fall under two categories, strictly necessary and optional. This means that the cookies we use when a user visits our website or app will depend on their choices.
We use both first and third party cookies. Any cookies that are placed by the website or apps that the user is visiting are called first-party cookies. Any cookies that are from a domain other than the domain of the website the user is visiting are called third party cookies. Third party cookies are not placed by us. For example, if a user clicks a YouTube video we have embedded on our website, YouTube may place a third party cookie on the user’s device. A list of third party organizations and their respective cookies can be found and managed by our Cookie Manager.
Some cookies, called “session cookies”, are deleted once the internet browser is closed. “Persistent cookies” on the other hand stay on the internet browser for a longer period of time and are not deleted once closed. For example, a website a user revisits may remember their preferred language. The tables below contain details on the lifespan of the cookies we utilize.
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website, and therefore cannot be switched off in our systems. The information collected relates to how the website is performing (e.g., scripting language and security tokens) and it enables us to provide users with the services or features they have requested. Users can set their browser to block or alert them about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work. These cookies are used solely for the purpose of carrying out or facilitating the transmission of a communication over an electronic network The use of these cookies is based on our legitimate interest to ensure that our website or app is functioning properly and to provide a service or feature that was requested.
These cookies are optional and are used to remember the choices a user made when previously visiting the website. For example, remembering the language selected and any changes to the website that a user can customize. These cookies are designed to improve user experience and to make visits more tailored and enjoyable. If these cookies are not allowed, then some or all of our website, services, and features may not function properly.
Analytical / performance cookies
These cookies are optional and are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites. For example, these cookies indicate which pages a user visits most often, whether the user receives any error messages, and how the user arrived at the website. Information collected by these cookies is used to improve our website. These cookies are sometimes placed by third party providers of analytics services.
These cookies are optional and record visits to our website, the pages visited, and the links used. We may use this information to make our website and the information, including marketing information, displayed on it more relevant to the user and to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. These cookies may remember other websites a user has visited and this information is shared with third party organizations as described below. If these cookies are not allowed, then the user will experience less targeted advertising.