What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored on your computer by your web browser while you are browsing.  Cookies are used to identify you, to store your settings (such as language and time zone), and to personalize your content (i.e., promotional material).

What types of cookies do we use?

Essential and Functional Cookies

Essential and functional cookies are crucial to your experience of a website.  These cookies help us to ensure the security, ease of use, and functionality of the website.  We also use these cookies for location tracking and providing you with the opportunity to share website content. Without these cookies, our website may not work properly.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies monitor visitor behavior on an anonymous and aggregated basis to help us improve our information and services.  It helps us understand visitor usage patterns and make better strategic decisions about improving the design of our website.

Advertising and Marketing Cookies

Advertising and marketing cookies record data about your interests based on how you navigate our website.  We use advertising and marketing cookies to try to determine which promotional content is relevant and appropriate to you.  We may use them to deliver promotional material to you or limit the number of times you see such material.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are cookies that are placed on your computer by a website from a domain other than ours.  We grant third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks on our behalf such as website traffic analyses.

How long do we store cookies?

We use:

  • session cookies, which are temporary cookies that are stored only for as long as the browser is open; and
  • persistent cookies, which remain on your computer until you delete them or they expire.

How can you control or opt out of cookies?

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.  If you do not wish to accept cookies from us, you can instruct your browser to refuse cookies from our website.  If you browse our website from multiple devices, you may have to update these settings on each individual device.  In addition, if you refuse cookies from us, we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired content and services.