This Cookie Policy forms a part of and should be read in conjunction with the Privacy Policy. Any capitalized terms used herein and not defined have the meanings set forth in the Privacy Policy.

Our Use of Tracking Technologies

The website makes use of cookies and other Tracking Technologies to store or collect certain information about your visit to and interaction with this Site. Cookies are small text files downloaded by your internet browser and stored on your Device. Depending on their purpose, cookies log specific user-related information such as your user preferences, authentication information, security parameters, data concerning the Device you use to access the Site, and statistical information regarding your use of the Site. Where necessary during your visit to the Site or when revisiting the Site, your internet browser transmits the cookies including the contained information back to the servers they were initially downloaded from.

Cookies that are set by us are called first party cookies. Cookies from a domain different than the domain of this Site are third party cookies; we use some third-party cookies to assist with our advertising and marketing efforts. A cookie that is erased from memory when a visitor’s internet browser closes is called a “session” cookie. Cookies that expire based on a time set by the web server are called “persistent” cookies.

In addition to cookies, we may now or in the future also use the following types of Tracking Technology:

  • Web Beacons/Pixels. A web beacon (also called a pixel tag) is a small tag, which may be invisible to you, that may be placed on our Site’s pages and messages.
  • Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click.
  • ETag. An etag or entity tag is a feature of the cache in browsers. It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL.

There may be other Tracking Technologies used by us now or later developed and used by us in connection with our Sites and Services.

We use cookies and these other tracking technologies for a variety of purposes, including:

  • To allow you to use and access our Site and Service;
  • To prevent fraudulent activity and improve security functionality;
  • To allow you to make use of other Site functionality;
  • To assess the performance of the Site for analytic purposes or otherwise to improve our Services offered through the Site;
  • To offer you enhanced functionality and/or personalization when accessing the Site, including identifying you when you sign into our Site, keeping track of your specified preferences or to track your online activities over time and across third-party sites; and
  • In some cases, to deliver ads and other content which may be of interest to you on our Site as well as third‑party sites, based on how you interact with the ads or other content on the Site.

Below is a list of the cookies we use on this Site. You can opt out of each cookie category (except for strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” button. You may also influence the scope and extent to which we use cookies by adjusting your internet browser settings. Please be aware that any changes you make to cookie settings may render certain functions of our Site inoperable or more difficult to use. Depending on the internet browser you use, you might also be able to specifically reject third party cookies. In this context, please note that third parties might still have access to your personal data to the extent such information is logged by first party cookies.


Ads and Your Information

You may see certain advertisements on other websites where we participate in advertising networks administered by third parties. These networks track online activity over time and across websites that participate in the ad network, including, in some cases, our Sites, by collecting information through automated means, such as the use of the Tracking Technologies described above, and they use this information to show you advertisements tailored to your interests. In some cases, we may also use Tracking Technologies to provide you with personalized advertising. We and our third-party service providers may use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to report on the effectiveness of our advertisements and how ad impressions relate to visits to our Sites. If you would like more information about behavioral advertising practices, please visit To learn about your choices in connection with these practices on the particular device on which you are accessing this Privacy Policy, please visit and You may also click on the informational icon contained within each interest-based ad. Third-party Tracking Technologies are not controlled by us, even if they use our technology to help store or collect data. Statements regarding our practices do not apply to the methods for collecting information used by these third-party advertisers and others or the use of the information that such third parties collect. The relevant third party’s terms of service, privacy policy, permissions, notices and choices should be reviewed regarding their collection, storage and sharing practices. We make no representations regarding the policies or practices of third-party advertisers or advertising networks or exchanges or related third parties. Where we utilize Google’s first and/or third party cookies, you can learn more about how to opt out of Google’s use of the Google analytics cookies here; and how to opt out of DoubleClick’s use of cookies here. You may also be able to choose to control advertising within the controls and settings on your devices, for example by resetting your mobile device’s advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest-based advertising. Internet browser manufacturers also provide help pages relating to cookie management. Below are links to the help pages for the most common internet browsers:

Do Not Track

Web browsers can transmit “Do Not Track” signals that indicate a user does not wish to have activity tracked. Currently, no universally accepted standard exists for how to interpret such signals, and as such we adhere to the standards in our Privacy Policy. You can manage your choices regarding advertisements as described in this Cookie Policy.