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 distinguish you from other users, which helps deliver a good experience when you visit the website. They also help in identifying potential improvements that may be made to the website.
Both session cookies and persistent cookies are in use on our website:
Session cookies: These are cookies that only function until you close your browser or log out of the website, at which time they are deleted. They are used to collect data about your activity on the website.
Persistent cookies: These cookies remain on your computer or device until they expire or are deleted. They allow us to remember things about you for your next visit to our website.
The cookies we use on our website and their functions are listed below:
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for our website to function and are always enabled. Strictly necessary cookies enable such website functions as member login and preference functions, for example.
Performance and analytical cookies: These cookies collect information about visits to our website and the actions you take while on our website. This enables us to make improvements to the website, for example, by identifying and correcting errors in operation and ensuring that you find what you are looking for easily.
Functional cookies: These cookies allow our site to remember your personal preferences, such as your username or other data you enter, which allows us to provide an enhanced, more personalized experience when you visit.
Targeting cookies: These cookies collect information that allows us to serve advertisements that are relevant to your interests and to judge the effectiveness of our ad campaigns. They measure such things as which pages of our website you view, the length of time you spend on each page, and any links you follow.
Third-party cookies may also be placed on your computer/device when you browse the website. They collect data concerning your computer/device and usage patterns. We have no control over cookies from third parties.
You may choose to either block or delete cookies. You will find the option to do this in your browser settings. You should be aware, however, that such action may prevent you from accessing parts of the website or make some functions unavailable to you.