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COOKIE POLICY

Cookie Policy

The website makes use of cookies. Cookies are small text files downloaded by your internet browser and stored on the device you use to access the website (e.g., your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone). Depending on their purpose, cookies log specific user-related information such as your user preferences, authentication information, security parameters, data concerning the devices you use to access the website, and statistical information regarding your use of the website. Where necessary during your visit to the website or when revisiting the website, your internet browser transmits the cookies including the contained information back to the servers they were initially downloaded from.

Cookies that are set by us are called first-party cookies. Cookies from a domain different than the domain of this website are third party cookies; we use some third-party cookies to assist with our advertising and marketing efforts. A cookie that is erased from memory when a visitor’s internet browser closes is called a “session” cookie. Cookies that expire based on a time set by the web server are called “persistent” cookies.

We also use the following analytics and technology tools:

Pixel Tags

Some pages of our websites and our email communications may contain pixel tags (also referred to as web beacons, tracking pixels, and clear GIFs) that allow us or our service providers to collect statistics on our websites and emails (e.g., the number of users who have visited a page or opened an email), collect information about how you interact with our emails, and personalize online services and marketing communications.

Log Files

As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. We use a third-party tracking service that uses cookies and log files to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate.

We use cookies and these other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

    • ensure the functionality of the website;
    • improve your online experience;
    • optimize the structure and content of the website;
    • assist you in navigating the website;
    • analyze your use of our website; and
    • assist with our promotional and marketing efforts.

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on this website. We classify cookies in the following categories:

    • strictly necessary cookies
    • performance cookies
    • functional cookies
    • targeting cookies

You may also influence the scope and extent to which we use cookies by adjusting your internet browser settings. Please be aware that any changes you make to cookie settings may render certain functions of our website inoperable or more difficult to use. Depending on the internet browser you use, you might also be able to specifically reject third party cookies. In this context, please note that third parties might still have access to your personal data to the extent such information is logged by first-party cookies.

Internet browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management. Below are links to the help pages for the most common internet browsers:

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http:www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.