What are cookies and other automatic data collection technologies?
Cookies and other automatic data collection technologies are used by organizations to collect certain types of information electronically when visitors interact online with the organizations. A cookie is a small text file that contains a unique identification number, which can be used to identify the user’s browser, but not the user. Cookies are automatically installed on your computer when you visit a website. They allow the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.
Other automatic data collection technologies that are also used to collect certain types of information electronically when users interact online with the organizations include analytics engines (such as Google Analytics) that pull usage data from multiple sources and help manage and collect this data to use for personalization, interest-based advertising, customizing content and other methods to gain insights into users’ needs and preferences. Most Internet browsers support cookies; however, users can set their browsers to decline certain types of cookies or specific cookies. Further, users can delete or disable cookies at any time, as outlined below.
How do I delete or disable cookies?
Users are free to delete or disable cookies and other automatic data collection technologies at any time by simply disabling the feature in their browser’s options. While some browsers allow users to accept or reject cookies as they are presented to the user, please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies. Therefore, if you do not wish cookies to be used, you may need to actively delete or disable the cookies. If you do, however, you will still be able to visit our website but some of the functions may not work adequately. By using our website without deleting or rejecting some or all cookies, you agree that we can place those cookies that you have not deleted or rejected on your device.