Last Updated: June 15, 2018
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small amounts of information in the form of text files sent by websites to computers, mobile phones or other devices when you visit a website. They allow companies to do various things, such as: tailoring content, personalizing website visits, and ensuring the security of any online experience. Cookies typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies may come in different formats. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in your browser until you leave a website. Persistent cookies remain in your browser for a longer period of time. Third-party cookies are cookies that are loaded onto your browser by third-parties. Third-party cookies are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each cookie.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. Please be aware that cookies may be used on our Website whether or not you have created an account or submitted information to us. We use session and persistent cookies for the following reasons:
When you visit our Website, you may also receive cookies from third-parties. The information collected by such third-party cookies is governed by their privacy policies. We use third-party cookies for the following reasons:
- To allow our business partners to perform analytics and collect information and serve you advertisements.
- To share information with third parties to gain insights and marketing information based on how you use our Website.
- To provide to social networks to better understand how users interact through the Internet.
- To remember your user preferences and logins.
The following is a list of companies whose cookies we use:
- Yoast SEO
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Opting Out of Cookies
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information regarding the management of cookies on your browser.
Opting Out of Third-Party Cookies
If you wish to limit third-party advertising cookies, you may be able to turn cookies off by visiting the following links:
Opting out of any Internet-based advertising will only work for the browser you are currently using, any additional browsers or devices with which you access our Website must be opted out of separately. Some opt outs may only work if your browser accepts cookies. If you delete cookies, change your browser settings, switch browsers or computers, or use another device you may be required to opt out again.
We may also use other online services to track your behavior and usage on our Website. We use Google Analytics to help us measure traffic and usage trends for our Website. Additionally, Google Analytics helps us understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners, and you may opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.