Cookies are files, often containing unique identifiers, sent by web servers to web browsers. Subsequently, they may be returned to the server each time the browser requests a page.
Web servers utilize cookies to identify and track users navigating different website pages, enabling recognition of returning users.
Cookies are classified as either “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies are text files sent by a web server to a browser, stored by the browser and remain valid until their expiration date (unless manually deleted by the user). Conversely, session cookies expire at the close of the user session when the web browser is shut down.
Cookies on Our Website
Our website employs both session and persistent cookies.
How We Employ Cookies
Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information. However, the personal information we store may be linked to information obtained from cookies. The website utilizes various cookies, including those necessary for access and navigation, tracking usage (performance cookies), retaining preferences (functionality cookies), and providing targeted content or advertising.
Information gleaned from cookie usage is utilized for the following:
Recognition of your computer during website visits
Tracking navigation on the website and facilitating the use of e-commerce facilities
Improving website usability
Analyzing website use for administration purposes
Personalizing the website for users, including targeted advertising of potential interest
When using our website, third-party cookies might also be sent to you.
Advertisers and service providers may use the information gathered from their cookies:
Tracking your browsing across multiple websites
Building a profile of your web surfing habits
Targeting advertisements tailored to your interests
Blocking and Deleting Cookies
Most browsers permit the refusal of cookies. For instance:
In Internet Explorer, select “Tools,” “Internet Options,” “Privacy,” and then choose “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
In Firefox, click “Tools,” “Options,” and uncheck “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” section.
In Google Chrome, adjust cookie permissions in “Options,” “Under the hood,” and then select “Content Settings” in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
In Safari, block cookies by selecting “Preferences,” “Privacy,” and then “Block cookies.”
However, blocking all cookies may adversely affect the usability of numerous websites, potentially limiting access to certain features.
You can delete cookies stored on your computer:
In Internet Explorer, manually delete cookie files.
In Firefox, ensure cookies are deleted when you “clear private data” and then click “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.
In Google Chrome, adjust cookie permissions and delete cookies in the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
In Safari, delete cookies by selecting “Preferences,” “Privacy,” and “Remove All Website Data.”
Deleting cookies may negatively impact the usability of various websites.
Please note that these actions may affect the functionality of our website and others you visit.