What is a cookie ?
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 data that serves the purpose of the cookie and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (eg login), to track site usage (eg analytics), to store your user settings (eg time zone, notification preferences) and to personalize your content (eg advertising, language).
Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first party cookies” and generally 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 to other websites that use the same third party service.
Types of cookies and how we use them Essential cookies
Essential cookies are essential to your website experience, enabling basic functionality such as user logins, account management, shopping carts, and payment processing. We do not use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website.
Performance cookies are used to track how you use a website when you visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with tracked information about all site users, to help businesses understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose issues or errors that their users may encounter and take. better strategic decisions to improve the overall website experience of their audience. These cookies can be set by the website you are visiting (owner) 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 can configure on the website you are visiting (such as language and time zone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with personalized, improved, or optimized content and services. These cookies can be set by the website you are visiting (first part) or by a third party service. We use functionality cookies for certain features of our site.
Targeting / advertising cookies
Targeting / advertising cookies are used to determine what promotional content is most relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites can use them to serve targeted ads or to limit the number of times you see an ad. This helps businesses improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of the content presented to you. These cookies can be set by the website you are visiting (owner) or by third party services. Targeting / advertising cookies set by third parties may be used to track you to other websites that use the same third party service. We do not use this type of cookie on our site.
How you can control or disable cookies
If you do not wish to accept cookies from us, you can instruct your browser to decline cookies from our website. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you can update these settings to completely decline cookies or to notify you when a website attempts to set or update a cookie.
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.
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Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your website experience, blocking all cookies may mean that you cannot access certain features and content on the sites you visit.