What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting problems.
Third party cookies enable a partnered organization to add functionality to the website (such as interactive content, analytics, opt-in forms) and the parties that set these cookies can recognize your computer when you visit the site.
Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Site to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience of our online community. Third parties serve cookies through our Site for advertising and analytical purposes.
- Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Site, but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain aesthetic functions like videos, images, and pop-ups may become unavailable.
- Analytics and Customization Cookies: These cookies collect information that is used and compiled to help us understand how our Site is being used, or how effective our marketing campaigns are, to help us customize our Site for you. This may include e-mail opt-ins and tracking whether or not the email was opened.
- Social Networking Cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Site, through third party social networking sites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
Web Beacons & Pixels
We may use other technologies that are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enables us to recognize when someone has visited our Site or opened an email that we have sent them. This allows us to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page to another within our Site and improve site performance and email marketing campaigns.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
Updated: May 24, 2018