What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are stored on your internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) and allow a website to identify a specific device whenever it logs onto the website. Cookies essentially provide a ‘memory’ for the website, allowing the website to recognize each individual user when they return, which aides in facilitation of a seamless user experience upon each visit. Cookies typically store information such as user login-in credentials and user preferences. Cookies are widely used on most websites.
What Cookies Our Website Uses
When a user accesses our website, we may place a number of cookie files in their internet browser.
There are two broad categories of cookies typically used by websites: (1) First-Party Cookies and (2) Third-Party Cookies. On our Website, we use both of these basic types of cookies.
First-Party Cookies: These Cookies are served directly from our website to your computer or device. They are used only our Company to recognize your computer or device when its revisits our Website.
Third-Party Cookies: These Cookies are served by third-party service providers on our Website and can be used by the service provider to recognize your computer or device when its visits other websites. Third-party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.
Cookies can remain on your electronic device for different periods of time. On our website, we use both (1) session cookies and (2) permanent cookies.
Session Cookies – These cookies exist only while your browser is open to a website. These cookies are deleted automatically once you close your browser.
Permanent Cookies – These cookies stay downloaded in your browser even after your browser is closed. These cookies can be used to recognize your electronic device when you open your browser and browse the website again.
Our website DOES NOT sell the information collected by cookies to anyone.
How Users Can Opt Out of Having Cookies Placed on Devices
By keeping cookies enabled on your electronic device, it will allow you to take full advantage of all features available on our website. As such, we generally recommend that users leave all cookies enabled. However, users do have the option to opt out of cookies.
It is possible for a user to stop or restrict their browser from accepting cookies, or to stop it from accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow a user to change their cookies settings. You can set your cookie preferences by changing your browser settings. This will prohibit cookies from this platform to be placed on your electronic device. These settings can generally be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of an internet browser.
Please see the following helpful links for managing cookies based on the internet browser used.
Microsoft Internet Explorer:
You may also refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for general information regarding the management of cookies on many commonly used internet browsers.
If you are interested in more information on cookies in general, you may also refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie, which provides a general overview.
Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of our website may operate as intended. As a result, users may experience decreased functionality of our website.