If you do not accept the use of these cookies,please disable them by following the instructions in this policy below or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from our Website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.
Cookies. Cookies are small text files that uniquely identify your browser or device. The cookie file is stored on your browser. When you return to that website (or visit websites that use the same cookies) these websites recognize the cookies and your browsing device.
Cookies collect certain information about how you are using our website.
Cookies do many different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies can tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Website before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are different categories of cookies, including:
Cookies can remain on your device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the Website to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
The types of cookies used by us and our partners in connection with the Website can be classified into one of five categories, namely ‘essential cookies’, ‘functionality cookies’, ‘analytics and performance cookies’, ‘advertising cookies’, and ‘ social media cookies’. We have set out some further information about each category, and the purposes of the cookies we and third parties use in the following list:
Cookies necessary for essential purposes
These cookies are essential to provide you with the Website and any services available and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts would not be possible.
Functionality cookies record information about choices you have made and allow us to tailor the Website to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the Website, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided.
These cookies allow us to:
We use performance/analytics cookies to measure traffic and usage data and to analyze how the Website is accessed, used, or is performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Website.
We use Google Analytics, which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with the Website. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions, as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our site. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our service. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors.
These cookies allow us to:
Advertising and Targeting Cookies
We allow third party companies, including advertising companies, to place cookies on our Website.
These cookies enable such companies to distinguish and track your activity across various sites so that they can display ads which are relevant to you and record your activities so they can show ads that they consider relevant to you as you browse the Internet.
Cookies also allow us and third parties to know whether you have seen an ad or a type of ad, and how long it has been since you’ve last seen it. This information is used for frequency capping purposes, to help tailor the ads you see, and to measure the effectiveness of ads.
We can use information from one device to help personalize your experience on another device.
Social Media Cookies
On some pages of our Website, third parties that provide applications through our Website will set their own cookies in order to track the success of their applications or customize applications for you. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us.
These cookies are used when you share an article using a social media sharing button on our Website (e.g. Facebook, Instagram) as the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this. If you are logged in to your account with the third party, the third party will be able to link information about you with your actions via cookies.
You can change your preferences by changing the settings in your browser. Your browser will allow you to:
See what cookies have been dropped on your device; block cookies; clear cookies from your browser; deleting cookies means that any preference settings you have made on a particular website will be lost and the functionality of our Website will be impaired. We cannot guarantee that your experience on our Website will be as good as it could otherwise be.
If you want to change your settings at anytime (for example, if you accept all cookies, but later decide you do not want a certain type of cookie) you’ll need to use your browser settings to remove any third-party cookies dropped on your previous visit.
For more information on how to manage the most popular browsers, please see below:
You also have the option to opt out of having your browsing activity within websites recorded by cookies. In addition to managing cookies in your browser settings (described above) you can opt out of certain cookies by clicking on the links provided. Please note that this will take you to the relevant third-party website.
Google Analytics, Google Ads and Google Tag Manager: Link
We will occasionally update this policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this policy, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share information held in cookies, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Website. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this policy or any of our other policies.
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
If you have disabled one or more cookies, we will still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.
If you have any questions or comments about this policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This document was revised on 7/21/2020.