Cookies are small text files containing unique identification numbers that identify a customer’s browser each time they visit a website. This common industry practice enhances user experience by remembering preferences and enabling efficient website navigation. Many major browsers are initially configured to accept cookies, but users have the option to reset preferences to either refuse all cookies or receive notifications upon cookie receipt. It’s important to note that refusing cookies may limit access to certain features on the Site.
To manage cookie preferences, users can disable or block cookies through their browsers. Browser-specific instructions can typically be found in the ‘Help’ menu. While we primarily set first-party cookies on web pages, we may also allow carefully selected third-party companies to host cookies on our Site when additional information is required. These companies are bound by contractual obligations to meet our standards.
Cookies on the Site fall into the following categories:
i) Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are essential for technical reasons, enabling the Site to operate efficiently. They facilitate smooth navigation and the use of specific features. Blocking or disabling these cookies may compromise the effective operation of the Site.
ii) Functionality Cookies: Designed to enhance the Site’s functionality, these cookies recognize repeat users and remember preferences such as language or region choices. They contribute to a more user-friendly experience.
iii) Analytical Cookies: These record user visits, page interactions, and link clicks. The information gathered is utilized to tailor the Site and its displayed advertising to be more relevant to user interests. Occasionally, this data may be shared with third parties for similar purposes.
How Do We Share Cookies?
We may share information collected through cookies, in an aggregated form, with carefully selected third parties. This sharing serves the purposes outlined above unless users choose to disable or block cookies.