Cookies – How We Use Them
It is important to realize that cookies are used to help us give you a better experience on our Sites and cannot give us or anyone else access to your computer or any information stored on your computer.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).
Both websites and HTML e-mails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons”, or “pixels”. These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control, disable or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Below you can change the settings of your cookie preferences.
The Functional cookies are essential and therefore cannot be disabled through these settings. You can always adjust your browser settings to block the use of these cookies, but we don’t recommend doing this to assure the best experience when using our Site.
Enabling the use of Other cookies is recommended since those cookies are required to use our chat support. You will still be able to contact us other ways if you choose to disable the Other cookies.
Please be aware that cookies are linked to your browser. So if you disable our cookies in your current browser, they might still be enabled when you visit our Site through a different browser or from a different device.[wpca_cc_settings_box]
Type of cookies we use
We use both first party and third party cookies for several important reasons as detailed below.
These cookies are essential to provide you with access to our Sites and Services and to monitor their performance.
Refusing these cookies will severely impact your access to our Sites and Service and our ability to safeguard their performance. These cookies are therefore always automatically enabled on your browser and it is therefore not possible to disable them through our Cookie settings. But you can change your browser control settings, as described below, to block or delete them, but we don’t recommend doing this to assure the best experience when using our Site.
What do the functional cookies do?:
- We use functional cookies to allow the Site to respond to you as an individual by gathering and remembering information about your preferences when using the Site so when you next visit the Site your preferences for using the Site are already set. This includes your cookie preferences.
- If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
- When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Analytical cookies collect information that is used in both individualized and in aggregate form to assist with learning how you use our Sites and Services, or to measure the performance of our marketing campaigns.
We also use Google Analytics cookies to collect such information for analysis. Those cookies are part of the Functional cookies (see above) and can therefore not be disabled through your cookies preferences for these Sites. Disabling the category ‘Analytical cookies’ will change our use of the Google Analytics cookies. However, you can still adjust your browser settings to block the use of these cookies and you can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Social media cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
These cookies are used to add functionalities to our Sites. We specifically use these cookies to provide you with chat support and therefore recommend you enable these cookies. You will still be able to contact us other ways if you choose to disable the Other cookies.
To learn more about how to control cookie settings through your browser:
Click here to learn more about the “Private Browsing” setting and managing cookie settings in Firefox;
Click here to learn more about “Incognito” and managing cookie settings in Chrome;
Click here to learn more about “InPrivate” and managing cookie settings in Internet Explorer; or
Click here to learn more about “Private Browsing” and managing cookie settings in Safari.