Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website — when visited by a user — asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies — which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of our Website — for our advertising and marketing efforts.

More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our Website. We will use reasonable efforts to update this list as our cookies changes. We classify cookies in the following categories: (a) Strictly Necessary Cookies; (b) Performance Cookies; (c) Functional Cookies; and (d)Targeting Cookies. You can opt-out certain cookies (except strictly necessary cookies) as explained further below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be turned off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for information or services, such as logging in or filling in forms on our Website. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Website will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our Website, for instance, the number of visits, 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. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Our Websites make use of Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). For this purpose, Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files that are saved on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analyzed. As a rule, the information about your use of this website obtained by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. However, your IP address will be shortened by Google if IP anonymization is activated on the website. This applies within the EU member states or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website use and Internet use. Google will not merge other data with the IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics. You can prevent the saving of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, if you choose to do so, please note that you might not be able to utilize all the functions of our Websites to their full extent. In addition, you may prevent Google's capture and processing of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a browser plugin available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Review Google's Terms and Conditions of Use and their Data Protection Notice.

Google has added the code "anonymizeIp" to our Websites to enable the anonymous identification of IP addresses.

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable us to provide enhanced functionality and personalization for our Website. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Targeting 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 websites. 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.

How to opt-out of cookies

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided below.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com. You may opt out by clicking here: http://preferences.truste.com/ (or if located in the European Union, by clicking here: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/). Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic advertisements.

Strictly necessary cookies: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described above.

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage the Website by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages or in emails and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We use clear gifs or pixels in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs in emails to our customers' Personal Information.

See our Privacy Policy for full details on our information collection practices.