What are cookies?
We can gather information with the help of "cookies". Cookies are small data files stored on the hard drive of a computer or mobile device by a website. We can use both session cookies (that expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies (that stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them) to give you a more personalized and interactive experience on our website.
We use two broad categories of cookies: (1) first party cookies, that are delivered directly by us to the computer or mobile device,which only is used by us to recognize the computer or mobile device when it visits our website; and (2) third-party cookies, that are delivered by service suppliers on our website, and can be used by such service suppliers to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites.
Cookies for analytics
These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our website and how users use our website. The information collected does not identify any single visitor. This includes the number of visitors to our site, the sites that referred them to our site, the pages they visited on our site, the time of day they visited our site, whether they have visited our site before, and other similar information.
We use this information to streamline our website more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information, and to monitor the activity level of our website. We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is only used to improve how the site works. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here. You can find out more about how Google protects your data here. You can prevent the use of Google Analytics in connection with the use of our website by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link.
Deactivation of cookies
You can usually remove or disable cookies via your browser settings. To do this, follow the instructions delivered by the browser (usually located in "settings", "help", "tools", or "edit"). Many web browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings.