A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, usually containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognize your web browser when you return, additional information that serves the cookie and the life of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g., login), to track site usage (e.g., analytics), to store your user settings (e.g., time zone, notification preferences) and to personalize your content (e.g., ads, language).
Cookies set by the website you visit are normally called "first-party cookies" and usually only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (i.e. third parties) are called "third party cookies" and may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third party service.
Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website and enable core features such as user logins, account management, shopping carts and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website.
Performance cookies are used to track how you use a website during your visit, without collecting any personal information about you. This information is typically anonymous and is aggregated with information tracked by all site users to help companies understand visitors' usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions to improve their audience's overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you visit (first-party) or by third party services. We use performance cookies on our site.
Functionality cookies are used to collect information about your device and any settings you configure on the website you visit (such as language and time zone settings). This information allows websites to provide you with customized, enhanced, or optimized content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you visit (first-party) or by a third party service. We use functional cookies for selected features on our site.
Targeting/advertising cookies are used to determine which promotional content is more relevant and suitable for you and your interests. Websites may use them to display targeted ads or to limit the number of times you see an ad. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of the content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you visit (first-party) or by third party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third party service. We do not use these types of cookies on our site.
We review the privacy policies of all of our third party vendors before engaging their services to ensure that their practices are consistent with ours. We will never knowingly include third party services that compromise or violate our users' privacy.
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.
While some cookies may be blocked with little effect on your experience with a website, blocking all cookies may mean that you cannot access certain features and content on the sites you visit.