Last Updated: December 21, 2022
User is in control: Other than cookies, tracking technologies and other similar technologies that are considered “essential” (see below), if a User does not wish to accept these technologies in connection with visiting and/or using the Websites, User may decline implementation of such technologies (via Company’s cookie pop-up on first visit to the Websites, and/or may also exercise any of the additional options that are described below.
What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies? These technologies are essentially small data files placed on a User’s computer, web-based tablet, mobile phone or other web-based electronic device (“collectively, a “Device”) that allows Company to record information when User visits or interacts with the Websites. Though often these technologies are generically referred to as “Cookies,” each functions slightly differently, and is better explained below.
What kind of cookies are in use?
- “Session Cookies” are cookies that are erased when User closes User’s web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from User’s computer.
- “Persistent Cookies” are stored on User’s device between Website(s) visits. They allow the Website(s) to remember User’s preferences.
- “First-Party Cookies” are cookies created by the Website(s) for use while on the Website(s).
- “Third-Party Cookies” are cookies created by third-parties outside of Company’s control and the outside of the Website(s).
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Advertising Cookies
- Analytical or Customization Cookies
- Social Media Cookies
- Support Technologies
Internet browsers allow Users to change their cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of internet browsers. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie Settings for Microsoft Edge
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
If User wishes to withdraw consent at any time, User will need to delete cookies using User’s internet browser settings.
More information about cookies
Useful information about cookies, including information about deleting or blocking cookies, can be found at: https://www.allaboutcookies.org.
A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: https://www.youronlinechoices.com.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) cookie guide can be found on the ICO website: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/