If you do not want cookies to be used in this way, you should change your browser settings or not use the Sites. Disabling the cookies we use may affect your user experience on the Site. The table below lists the different types of cookies we use on the sites, as well as their respective purposes and duration (how long each cookie will be stored on your device).
What are cookies?
Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other devices with an Internet connection, such as smartphones and tablets) when you visit the SITE. A cookie usually contains the name of the website from which it was retrieved, the “lifetime” of the cookie (for example, how long it will last on your device) and a unique numeric value, usually randomly generated.
What kind of cookies do we use?
The types of cookies we use on our website are as follows:
Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that are stored on your device until you leave the site.
Persistent cookies: stay on your device longer until you delete them. (How long a cookie is stored on your device will depend on the length or "lifespan" of the cookie and your browser settings). Some pages you visit may use pixel tags (also called clear gifs) to obtain information that may be passed on to third parties who directly support our advertising and website improvements.
Performance cookies: These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our website by providing information about issues such as areas visited, time spent on the Site and error messages encountered.
This allows us to improve the way our website works. These cookies do not identify you. All data is collected anonymously.
Functionality cookies allow our websites to remember your preferences (such as your username, the region you are in, or the language you use) for a more personalized online experience. Cookies also allow visitors to watch videos, play games, and use social tools such as blogs, chat rooms, and forums. The information these files collect may include sensitive information that can be used to identify you, such as your username or profile picture. We must always be transparent about what data we collect, what we do with that data and with whom we share it. If you do not accept these files, this may affect the performance and functionality of the Website, and some materials on the Website may not be available.
Targeting / advertising cookies are used to deliver content that matches you and your interests. It can be used to serve targeted ads or to limit the number of times an ad is shown. It also helps us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on external websites. We may use these cookies to remember the websites you visit and share this information with third parties, including advertisers and our own companies. Many types of these cookies can collect personal information by tracking consumers by their IP addresses.
How do we use third party cookies?
We work with some third party providers who set cookies on your device when you visit the Site so that they can provide you with services. For more information about these cookies and how you can opt out of receiving these cookies, see the relevant sections below. When you visit a site, you may receive cookies from third party websites or domains. We work to identify these cookies prior to their use so that you can decide whether or not to accept cookies. Details of these files may be available on the respective third party website.
How can I control or delete cookies?
Many internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies by default. You can change these settings to block cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies. For details on how to change your browser settings, refer to your browser's instructions or help screen. If you disable the cookies we use, this action may affect your user experience on our Sites; for example, you may not be able to view certain sections of the Site or may not be able to access information customized for you when you visit the Site. If you use different devices to browse the Site (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you must ensure that each browser on each of these devices is configured in accordance with your preferences regarding cookies.