What is a cookie and a web beacon?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your hard disk or to your browser’s memory when you visit our website. Cookies are useful because they help arrange the content and layout of our website and allow us to recognize those computers or other devices that have previously accessed our website. Cookies do many different jobs, such as allowing our website to remember your preference settings and helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our website. Our website also may contain electronic images known as web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that allow us to count the number of users who have visited specific pages. We may also include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The type of cookie or similar technology that may be used on our website or other materials can be identified in the following categories:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential for basic functionalities of our website, and they enable you to move around our website and use their features, particularly in connection with information searches. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or other similar activities. An example of strictly necessary cookies includes a “session” cookie which is required to carry out the data transmission and provide our website to you.
Advertising Cookies and Similar Technologies
How to set your cookie preferences?