Last Updated: December 8th, 2020
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s hard drive by the websites you visit. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e., when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. A cookie also may contain information about your computer, such as user settings, browsing history and Internet activities. If you make multiple visits to our site, cookies allow our website to recognize your browser. Generally, cookies may be categorized as:
- First-party cookies. These are sent to a user’s device from a platform or domain managed by the entity who operates the website a user visits. We utilize first-party cookies only.
- Third-party cookies. These are sent to a user’s device from a platform or domain operated by an entity who does not operate the website a user visits. We do not utilize third-party cookies.
A “Web Beacon” (also called a “pixel tag” or “clear GIF”) is a piece of computer code that enables us to monitor user activity and website traffic.
To learn more about Cookies, web beacons, and other data collection technology, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We utilize cookies and other similar technology (together, “Data Collection Technology”) to help us keep our services and site secure, measure the performance of our site, and count numbers of visitors. Cookies help us understand how the site is being used and improve your user experience. We provide specific details on the types of first-party cookies served by our sites and the reasons why we use these cookies. The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the site:
|Session Cookies||Session cookies are used on our site to operate our online services and ensure the site runs properly. They are essential for the operation of our site and cannot be disabled. We use session cookies in response to actions made by you, such as when a user logs into our site or fills out a form. These cookies are deleted each time you close your browser and do not store visitor information once the browser is closed.||
We use WordPress
cookies to manage user sessions and authentication, such as remembering user name and email address in a comment form, and to remember comment details.
· WordPress_logged_in identifies the user
· The following cookies identify site visitor comments: (i) comment_author; (ii) comment_author_email; (iii) comment_author_url. The site visitor cookies expire within a year.
|Performance Cookies||Performance cookies are used to collect information to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. For example, we use performance cookies to help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information collected by performance cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous.||
· _utma identifies unique visitors and expires after 2 years.
· _utmb and _utmc identify the current session and expires after 30 minutes.
· _utmz provides information on how site was reached and tracks visitors to the website. This cookie expires after 6 months.
Tracking Pixels: We use tracking pixels to trigger ads on participating websites and social media platforms based on activity tracked from the browser on a device used to visit the website. If you do not wish to have cookies track your usage for these purposes, you may opt-out of the collection and use of information for such interest-based ads by following the instructions at: http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
Please note that the Data Collection Technologies we use may change from time to time.
You can limit how cookies interact with your device or browser by enabling ad tracking functionality on both android and iOS devices. If you use a device to access our website, your device identification may be collected and used for purposes similar to other cookies. Please be aware, if you disable certain cookies, some of the features of our services may not function properly or be available to you, such as those which require identification.