We use “cookies” and similar technologies on our websites. Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer when you access our websites. We set first-party cookies. Third-party cookies are set by others, such as analytics providers or advertisers.
Most browsers can be set to detect cookies and allow you to reject them, but refusing cookies may, in some cases, inhibit or preclude your use of the Website or its features.
Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of visitors to our websites so that we can provide more customized content. Cookies can also be used to collect general usage and aggregated statistical information.
There are different types of cookies and other technologies used on our Website:
“Session cookies” – These cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.”
“Persistent cookies” – These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a specified time. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
“Web Beacons/Pixels” – Some of our web pages and emails may also contain small electronic images known as web beacons, clear GIFs, or single-pixel GIFs. These images typically work in conjunction with cookies to collect data, such as counting the number of users who have visited a web page or acted upon one of our email digests.
Analytics/Performance Cookies – We also use the following analytic tools to help us analyze the performance of our Website and Services as well as how visitors use our Website and Services:
Google Analytics — Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used before coming to our Website. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve our site.
Moreover, Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.
Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Network Cookies. Our content pages allow you to share content appearing on our Website to your social media accounts through the “Like,” “Tweet,” or similar buttons displayed on such pages.
To accomplish this, we embed code that such third party social networks provide and that we do not control. These buttons know that you are logged in to your social network account, and therefore such social networks could also know that you are viewing our Website.