Last updated January 01, 2023.
- What are cookies?
- Cookies we use and why we use them
- Your right to reject cookies
I. What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The cookie then sends information back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
II. Cookies we use and why we use them
A. Categories of cookies
1. Our cookies categorized by function:
We use four types of cookies on our Site:
Essential Cookies: These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the Site or for performing services that an individual user has requested. Some examples of functions performed by essential cookies are cookies that remember previous actions (e.g., entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session.
Analytical Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information that analytical cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used only to improve how the Site functions.
Functional Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices users make and to provide enhanced, personalized features. For example, on our Site, these cookies remember that you shut down a banner.
2. Our cookies categorized by persistence:
Cookies can also be categorized by how long they remain on your device. There are two broad categories of duration: Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.
Session cookies: Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted. We use both persistent and session cookies.
3. Our cookies categorized by who places them:
We use first-party and third-party cookies on our Site. First-party cookies are cookies we place ourselves. They are not placed by third parties. Most of our cookies are first-party cookies
Company has relationships with third-party advertising companies to place advertisements on this Site and other websites, and to perform tracking and reporting functions for this Site and other websites. These third-party advertising companies may place cookies on your computer when you visit our website so that they can display targeted advertisements to you. For more information about third-party cookies, please see Section III below
B. Information collected by our cookies:
Our cookies collect several types of information, including information about your usage of our Site how you access our Site, your preferences, your online activities after you visit our Site, and your IP address.
An IP address is the number assigned to your device, for example your laptop or mobile phone, when your device accesses the internet. Your device may have a static IP address, which means that your device always has the same IP address. Or it may have a dynamic IP address, which means that the IP address changes each time the device accesses the internet. To the extent that IP addresses are personal data under applicable data protection law, we treat it as personal data.
C. Sharing information:
Cookies and Third-Party Analytics Providers:
Cookies and Third-Party Advertisements:
Company participates in cookie-based ad networks operated by:
Google (AdWords, Analytics, DoubleClick For Advertisers);
Microsoft Advertising (Bing and Yahoo).
These companies use tools including cookies and web beacons to collect information about the effectiveness of their advertisements and the types of ads that would be of greatest interest to you. Web beacons are minute graphics with a unique identifier. They are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored in a user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
Information gathered by third-party cookies is shared with those third parties. In some cases, third-party cookies may collect personal data that you enter into the Site, such as your email address. This information is shared with the third party that provided that cookie.
For more information about third-party Internet advertising companies (also called “ad networks” or “network advertisers”), please visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://www.networkadvertising.org.
III. Your right to reject cookies
Rejecting Cookies Through Browser Settings:
You may reject cookies using your browser settings. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. For more information on using browser settings to reject cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
You should note that rejecting cookies in your browser settings may mean that any preferences you set on the Site will be lost and that the Site may not work as well. In addition, using the browser settings to reject cookies may also cause your browser to reject cookies from all websites, not just the Site.
To opt-out of targeting by many third party advertising companies, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://www.networkadvertising.org. There also are software products available that can manage cookies for you. Many web browsers allow you to use a “Do Not Track” function to inform websites and ad networks that you do not want your online activities tracked. For more information on browser tracking signals and Do Not Track please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.org.