Last updated: December 6, 2016
To make our Sites work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
We use two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Site. Session cookies are essential to make our Site work correctly, as they enable you to move around our Site and use our features. Persistent cookies remain on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie and your browser settings).
Persistent cookies help us recognize you as an existing user of the Site, so it’s easier and convenient to return to the Site or interact with our services without signing in again. In addition, persistent cookies also help us recognize you when you view a resource belonging to our website from another website (such as an advertisement) and help us record information about your web browsing habits during the lifetime of the persistent cookie.
We work with third-party service providers who may also set cookies on our Sites. These third-party service providers help us track and analyze your use of our Sites and to optimize our Sites to improve your user experience. These third-party service providers are responsible for the cookies they set on our Sites. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third-party service provider. You will find additional information below:
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our Sites and some services and functionalities may not work.