What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, and font size and other display preferences) over a period of time. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.
- remember if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again);
- help the performance of our website;
- anonymously provide us with analytics with respect to the overall usage and traffic on our website;
- track your first visit to our website and the number of times you’ve visited our website;
- track how you reached our website;
- track the number of pages on our website that you visited; and/or
- personalize the content you see on our website.
Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use four types of cookies:
- Necessary Cookies are used to make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
- Preference Cookies are used to enable the website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
- Statistics Cookies are used to help us understand how you interact with the website by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
- Marketing Cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display advertisements that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
How to control cookies
We want you to have as much information and control as possible when visiting our websites. Upon visiting one of our pages, you can control what types of cookies our website places on your device by checking or unchecking different categories of cookies in the popup consent. You can manage your cookie preferences at any time by clicking [here], or by clicking the link in our footer labeled “Manage Privacy Settings.”
For more details about how to manage cookies on your computer, see http://www.aboutcookies.org/. It is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser.*
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you can visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Please note that we are unable to confirm the functionality of your browser’s or a third-party add-on’s privacy settings. Therefore, the best way to ensure you are only allowing the cookies you intend to allow, is to make your selections within our cookie consent manager located [here]