What is a cookie?
The websites you visit may save a small text file called a cookie on your computer or other device. Cookies are transmitted back to the website or to another website that recognizes that cookie on subsequent visits. Cookies are used to provide website owners with information as well as to assist websites function, or function more successfully. This information could be used to provide a more effective and timely service. Cookies can be either first-party or third-party. First-party cookies are those we set on your device directly, while third-party cookies are those that a third-party supplier sets on our behalf. When you use this system, information may be collected by cookies and other similar technologies (such as web beacons, tags, scripts, local storage).

The Privacy Notice includes this Cookie Notice. Please review our Privacy Notice for additional information about us and how we handle personal data.

Cookies we use and why
This system uses cookies and web beacons that are classified into the following categories:

  • Components of our systems that are “strictly necessary” for the system to function and cannot be switched off. They are created in response to your actions, such as logging into the system or managing your session with the desired service, that form service requests.
  • For our systems to track audience demographics, usage trends, and content consumption, “Analytics and Performance” is essential. These enable us to compile pertinent usage information to produce internal analytics, allowing us to monitor and improve the effectiveness of our systems.
  • “Preference or functionality cookies” (as opposed to cookies used for essential website functioning) allow websites to remember user preferences and settings.
  • To keep track of users’ online activities and create user profiles from which to send advertisements, “targeting or advertising cookies” are utilized. For similar marketing objectives, these cookies can also be used to track consumers on a single website or across several websites.

How long will cookies remain on my device?
Whether a cookie is “persistent” or “session” determines how long it lives on your device. If you don’t remove a persistent cookie before its designated expiration date, the web browser will store it and keep it active until then. Contrarily, a session cookie will be active until your browser is closed and your web session has ended.

How can I manage cookies?
A variety of techniques exist for managing cookies. Please note that removing or disabling particular cookies may have an impact on your user experience and render some system components unusable.

You can change your cookie preferences and settings for third-party cookies at any time by choosing “Manage cookie preferences” from the drop-down menu at the top of this Cookie Notice.

Additionally, you might be able to control cookies by modifying the browser’s settings. You may find detailed information on how to do this at http://www.aboutcookies.org.