This Cookie Notice is effective starting on May 25, 2018.
A cookie is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A web beacon or pixel tag is a very small clear picture file used to keep track of your navigation through a single website or a series of websites.
|Strictly Necessary Cookies||These are cookies that are required by our web applications and certain features of our corporate websites to function properly. Our web applications use such cookies to allow users to log in and access the application. These are session cookies, which expire when you close your browser session.|
|Functional Cookies||These are cookies used by our corporate websites and our web applications to personalize content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language). They are intended to improve your experience, but are not strictly necessary.|
|Analytic Cookies||For our corporate websites, we use Google Analytics and similar service providers to set analytic cookies and use web beacons to gather and report aggregated information about the use of our corporate websites and the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
For our web applications, we use Google Analytics to set analytic cookies, however, we enable its IP anonymization feature, which truncates or masks potentially identifying portions of the user’s IP address prior to Google receiving it and the cookie does not otherwise send Google any identifying information about the user. Google does not combine such information with personal data they may otherwise have.
|Advertising Cookies||These cookies record certain online activities, including your visits to our corporate websites, the pages you have visited, and the links and advertisements you have clicked. Their purpose is to allow delivery of our advertisements to you on other websites based on your inferred interests as indicated by this information. They also may be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. Delivery of such interest-based advertising may involve us, our service providers, and publishers, data management platforms, and demand side platforms.
We do not use advertising cookies within our web applications or services.
|Flash cookies||In displaying video or animations on our corporate websites, we may use so-called flash cookies to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies.|
How Do I Manage Cookies and Similar Technologies?
Most Internet browser settings will allow you to accept, reject, delete and otherwise manage cookies. You can find more information about how to accept, reject, delete and otherwise manage cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org. You can also avoid receiving cookies by use of a browser plug-in such as Ghostery or by browsing our website using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, and “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari). Blocking our strictly necessary cookies will prevent our web applications and certain functions of our corporate websites from working properly or at all.
It is not possible to refuse the use of web beacons. However, because they are generally used in conjunction with cookies, you can effectively disable them by setting your browser to restrict or block cookies.