- A description of cookies
- The cookies involved when you are on this site
- Your cookie choices
- Preference-based adds
What exactly is a cookie?
Cookies are highly tiny text files that remain stored in your web browser. Cookies allow familiarity from a third party. Cookies are often used to permit specified functions, deliver statistics, and remember your favorite sites. Cookies can further be used to facilitate the presentation of ads and for the personalization of advertising. There are two different types of cookies. These are known as persistent and session. A session cookie is only active when you are searching the web. Persistent cookies carry on until expiration. You can initiate the deletion of persistent cookies at any time. Expiration dates range from minutes to years. First party cookies are those placed by a particular website you may happen to visit. Third-party cookies are placed on a website by others.
What cookies are used when I use the site?
Our site may expose you to third-party cookies. These will be embedded in your browser. Some may remain inactive unless you make use of specific features, however. Some cookies are used regularly. Individual cookies exist to accomplish a particular task. These are as follows:
- Essential Cookies: These are first-party cookies that help the user access a feature of the site. It might include purchasing items or remaining logged in.
- Analytics Cookies: The purpose of these cookies is to gather statistical data to improve the site. Analytics cookies also help to understand the results of test pages and reactions to new features. These types of cookies may be either first or third party.
- Preference Cookies: These remember your site favorites.
- Ad Targeting Cookies: This type of cookie is of the third party variety. These are added by advertising sites and are meant to supply ads and follow the performance. They also make it possible for networks to send you ads that match your browsing history.
Lastly, cookies may be tacked on to emails sent from our site. (If you have signed up for email correspondence). Cookies in emails help us to see how many of our emails are opened by customers. You can manage cookies in emails easily, just like on a website.
What are my cookie options?
You have control over the appearance of cookies on your computer. If you do not feel satisfied with cookies, change the settings on your computer and browser. You can rid your computer of cookies that are already present and limit new ones. Check with the help pages on your browser to learn how to set the cookies option. The deletion of cookies may interfere with information from our site and the features available to you. Presentation and storage may be affected.
How to manage cookies?
How to enable and disable cookies using your browser
- Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
- Select Settings
- Click ‘Show advanced settings’
- In the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
- To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’. This will allow both first party and third party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
- To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
- Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’
- In the options, window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab
- To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
- To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer.
- Click on ‘Tools’ at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
- Select the Privacy panel
- To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
- To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox.
- Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’
- Select ‘Quick Preferences’
- To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
- To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera.
Safari on OSX
- Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option
- Click on ‘Security’
- To enable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section, select ‘Only from site you navigate to’
- To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section, select ‘Never’
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari.
All other browsers
- Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider
Do you use any other user tracking technologies?
We employ the use of other technical features to help with preference tracking. Some of these options are web beacons. These come in the form of pixel tags and clear GIFs. These beacons are very tiny and are placed on pages in hidden places. The beacons communicate with cookies. They work together to track information. You can opt-out of beacons in emails but not on websites. The only way to limit their use is to opt-out of cookies that communicate with them.