COOKIE POLICY

Cookie Policy

 

When you visit or interact with our sites, services, applications, or tools, we or our authorized service providers may use cookies for storing information to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience and for advertising purposes.

 

This page is designed to help you understand more about these technologies and our use of them on our sites and in our services, applications, and tools. Below is a summary of a few key things you should know about our use of such technologies.

 

Our cookies have different functions. They are either necessary for the functioning of our services, help us improve our performance and give you extra functionalities. We use cookies that only remain on your device for as long as you keep your browser active (session) and cookies and similar technologies that remain on your device for a longer period (persistent). You are free to block, delete, or disable these cookies if your device permits so. You can manage your cookies and your cookie preferences in your browser or device settings.

 

Where possible, security measures are set in place to prevent unauthorized access to our cookies. A unique identifier ensures that only we have access to cookie data.

 

Service providers are companies that help us with various aspects of our business, such as site operations, payment services, applications, advertisements and tools. These service providers may also place cookies on your device via our services (third party cookies). They may also collect information that helps them identify your device, such as IP-address or other unique or device identifiers.

 

What are cookies?

 

Like most Websites, we use technologies that are essentially small data files placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other devices (referred to collectively as a “device”) that allow us to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our sites, services, applications, messaging, and tools.

 

The specific names and types of the cookies we use may change from time to time. In order to help you better understand this Policy and our use of such technologies we have provided the following limited terminology and definitions:

 

Cookies – Small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:

 

    • Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.
    • Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.
    • First-party cookies are set by the site you are visiting.
    • Third-party cookies are set by a third party site separate from the site you are visiting.

 

Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available in most commercial browsers. The preferences for each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options.

 

Use of cookies and your choice to opt out

 

We offer certain website/portal features, services, applications, and tools that are available only through the use of these technologies. You are always free to block, delete, or disable these technologies if your browser, installed application, or device so permits. However, if you decline cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of certain website/portal features, services, applications, or tools. You may also be required to re-enter your password more frequently during your browsing session. For more information on how you can block, delete, or disable these technologies, please review your browser or device settings.

 

Generally, these technologies allow our websites, services, applications, and tools to store relevant information in your browser or device and later read that information in order to identify you to our servers or internal systems. Where applicable, we protect our cookies and other similar technologies to help ensure that only we can interpret them by assigning them a unique identifier that is designed for interpretation only by us. We do not store any of your personal information on any of our cookies.

 

Any personal information that we collect and store through use of cookies is first obtained through notice and consent: We obtain your consent by providing you with transparent notice of use of the technologies and providing you with the opportunity to make a choice to disable these technologies as set forth above.

 

Our Uses of Cookies All into The Following General Categories:

 

    1. Operation. We may use cookies that are necessary to the operation of our websites, services, applications, and tools. This includes technologies that allow you access to our websites, services, applications, and tools; that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security; or that allow you to make use of our functions fully and completely.
    2. Performance. We may use cookies to assess the performance of our websites, applications, services, and tools, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use our websites, determine if you have interacted with our messaging, determine whether you have viewed an item or link, or to improve our website content, applications, services, or tools;
    3. Functionality. We may use cookies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our websites, services, applications, or tools. This may include identifying you when you sign into our sites or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed so that we may enhance the presentation of content on our sites;

 

We don’t and will never:

 

    • Use cookies to track your Internet usage after leaving one of our sites
    • Store personal information in them that others could read and understand
    • Sell or distribute cookie information without your prior consent

 

For browser-specific information on how to adjust cookie configurations on the following browsers, please click on the relevant link below:

 

Internet Explorer
Firefox
Chrome
Safari

 

Use of Cookies by authorized third-party service providers

 

We may work with third-party companies, commonly known as service providers, who are authorized to place third-party cookies for storing information on our sites or in our services, applications, and tools with our permission. These service providers help us to provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience.

 

We do not permit any of these service providers to collect any of your personal information on our sites or in our services, applications, or tools for their own purposes. These service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions on their use or collection of any personal information. Third party cookies are covered by the third-parties’ privacy policy.