What exactly are cookies?
Cookies and similar technologies consist of minuscule text files or snippets of code, often containing an anonymous and distinct identifier. When you explore a website or utilize a mobile application, your device is prompted by a server to store this file. Subsequently, the server gains the ability to retrieve information from it. These technologies accumulate various data, including visit timestamps and patterns of interaction with the specific website or application.
Within our Site and/or email communications, we employ both first and third party cookies. First party cookies are initiated by us to amass insights about you. Nonetheless, certain cookies found on our Site and/or in our emails are initiated by third-party website operators. This signifies that any information about you collected through these third-party cookies will be shared with the corresponding third party. For a more comprehensive understanding of how such information is utilized by these third-party operators, kindly refer to their respective privacy notices.
What is the duration of cookies?
Every cookie comes with an expiration date that dictates its lifespan within your browser:
For Session Cookies, their presence is fleeting. They are ephemeral and vanish as soon as you shut down your browser.
Persistent Cookies, on the other hand, are more tenacious. Typically assigned an expiration date, they linger in your browser until that date arrives or until you take the initiative to manually remove them.
Cookies Utilized on Our Website
We utilize the following categories of cookies on our website:
Essential Cookies: These cookies are indispensable for the proper functioning of our website. They ensure core functionalities and enable you to navigate the site smoothly.
Functionality Cookies: Functionality cookies serve to recognize you when you revisit our website. They retain your preferences and facilitate an enhanced, personalized browsing experience.
Analytics/Performance Cookies: Alongside other data, analytics cookies enable us to gauge the overall number of visitors to our website and identify which specific features garner the most interest. This information is instrumental in refining and enhancing the website's performance.
Social Media Cookies: Social media cookies contribute to tailoring your engagement with social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and YouTube. These cookies recognize users of these social media sites while you access social media content on our website. Additionally, they streamline content sharing via simple "sharing" buttons. Some websites may also offer functionalities allowing you to use your social media account to log in, establish, and manage an account on the visited website. This process involves the utilization of cookies.
Authorization for cookie usage
Optional Cookies - We will only place and retrieve non-essential cookies on your device after obtaining your permission. You are under no obligation to provide consent for us to utilize non-essential cookies. Additionally, if you grant consent and subsequently alter your decision, you retain the ability to prevent their placement or remove them (details provided below).
Necessary Cookies - It is important to understand that we do not require your consent to store and access essential cookies on your device. However, you still have the option to prevent their placement or delete them if you wish (further information provided below).
Declining, Blocking, and removing cookies.
It's important to note that specific essential or functional cookies might be necessary to access certain sections of our website. If you decide to block or remove these cookies afterwards, there's a possibility that some features of the website might not function as intended. As a result, you might experience difficulties accessing all or some parts of our website.
Cookies used in emails
Please be aware that emails you receive from us may utilize cookies or similar technologies. These technologies help us determine if recipients have opened our emails and how they have engaged with the content. Once you interact with an email containing a cookie, your contact information may be linked with the source email and/or the associated cookie. Cookies might also be established on your computer or mobile device if you have enabled images or if you click on any links within the email.
If you prefer not to accept cookies from our emails, you can simply close the email before downloading images or clicking on links. Additionally, you have the option to configure your browser to limit or reject cookies altogether. Such settings will affect all cookies, whether encountered on websites or in emails.
Please note that in some cases, based on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email could be automatically accepted. This might occur, for instance, when you've added an email address to your address book or designated it as a safe sender. For more details on this, please consult the instructions provided by your email client or device.