Effective Date – 07/08/2021
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. They allow the website to remember certain pieces of information about you, like your preferences (e.g. language or location) and your browsing behavior (e.g. the webpages you visit). This information allows the website to recognize your device and remember your preferences when you return to the website from the same device and web browser. It is also used for web analytics.
Types of cookies
We divide cookies into four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: necessary cookies, statistics cookies, preferences cookies, and marketing cookies.
These cookies are essential for our Sites to function. Without these cookies, you would not be able to navigate our Sites or operate their basic functions.
These cookies collect information about how you use our Sites. We use Google Analytics to collect, analyze, measure, and report data from these cookies to understand our web traffic and page views in order to improve the performance of our Sites and your user experience. For example, the cookies record which browser and operating system you used, which parts of the Sites you visited, your number of visits, and the average duration of your visits. They do not collect information that would allow us to identify you. The collected information is aggregated and, therefore, remains anonymous.
These cookies store information that you have already entered, such as your location, in order for your experience to feel more personalized when you return to our Sites. These cookies collect anonymous information and cannot track your movements on other websites.
These cookies register your activity on our Sites. To show you relevant personalized advertising on other sites such as Google and Facebook, we use tools such as Google AdWords. We may allow a limited number of trusted third party advertising partners to install cookies to build a profile of your interests based on information about you, such as your page views on our Sites and your information requests. These cookies are also used to limit the display frequency of advertisements and to measure and control the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.
Our Sites may include third-party advertising, links to other websites and social plugins. Social plugins are buttons that let you share your experiences on our Sites with other people on social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube). When you share your experiences through social plugins, social media platforms install their own cookies on your device.
These cookies do not store information about you but they uniquely identify your browser and device. Together with other information about you collected by our advertising partners or social media companies, your browser and device information could be used by third parties to identify you.