What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
What do cookies do?
- Preferences – When you are signed in to your account, cookies help us display the correct information and personalize your experience, by providing you with features, insights, and customized content.
- Session usage – We collect information about how our users and members use and interact with the Site. This may include the pages members visit most often and when and where members get error messages. We use these “session cookies” to help us improve our Site and Services. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not prevent the Site from working.
Trusted partners may also place cookies on your device. In addition to our own cookies, trusted partners may also place cookies on your device to report usage statistics of our website and applications, deliver advertisements on and through our website and applications, and so on.
What should you do if you don’t want cookies to be set?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device to be intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although cookies are generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests using your browser history. If you prefer, you may choose to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you should be aware that you might lose some functions of the website.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our Site, or any other site, you can do so through your browser setting.
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our Site, please refer to their websites for further information.