1) What is a Cookie?
- Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer browser or mobile browser device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. For example, they can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., remembering your user preferences, or remembering your user login).
What Cookies do we use?
- Generally, the cookies that we use perform up to three different functions:
- a) Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website.
- b) Performance Cookies
We utilize other cookies to analyze how our visitors use our website and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight products or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.
- c) Analytics Cookies
We may use analytics cookies, which are sometimes called performance cookies, to collect information about your use of the Site and enable us to improve the way it works. Analytics cookies collect information about how you use the Site, for instance, which pages you go to most. The information allows us to count our audience size, see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our content optimization efforts are effective or not.
- In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Site. For example, we use analytics services supported by third-party companies who generate analytics cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the cookies provided by these third parties to customize the content and for the other purposes described above. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf.
We may not control these third-party cookies and their use may be governed by the privacy policies of the third parties employing these cookies. To learn about these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website.
4) How can you Control Cookies?
Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all cookies, some features of the Site may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available through the Site.