What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Some stay on your device for the duration of the time you stay on the site (session cookies) and some last longer (persistent cookies). Some are set by the website you are visiting (first-party cookies) and some are set by a domain other than that being visited (third-party cookies).
In general, cookies can serve a variety of different functions that can improve the user experience. For example, they can assist with remembering preferences, page navigation, account log-in, and multimedia play. They can also be used to help to ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
For more information on cookies, including how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
What cookies do we use?
Google Analytics Cookies
Our website uses Google Analytics Cookies. These cookies allow us to improve our site by collecting information about how visitors use our site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, where visitors have come from and if they get error messages from web pages. Information collected by the Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices. We use the aggregated statistical information provided by Google Analytics to help us improve our site.
The following cookies may be set by Google Analytics:
|Name||Purpose||Expires (time from when set or updated)|
|_utma||Used to determine unique visitors to the website and is updated with each page view. This cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie.||2 years|
|_utmb||Establishes and continues a user session with the site.||30 minutes|
|_utmc||Determines session status.||Session Cookie (When you close your browser)|
|_utmz||Used to record how the site was reached, whether via referring link, web search, advertisement, or email link.||6 months|
You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
This website may also uses certain session and persistent cookies to recognize a user’s device and improve user experience by, among other things, assisting with page navigation and remembering and user preferences.
Deleting and Managing Cookies
In addition to opting out of the placement of cookies via the links provided above, you have the ability to enable, disable or delete cookies from your browser. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser. These are most often located under the “Tools” “Options” “Preferences” menu of your Internet browser; depending on which browser you use. Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser; you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.