Cookies and Tracking Technologies: In providing the services, we may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the server that hosts our sites gives your browser when you access the website or the tools. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the services and help us analyze the usage of the services more accurately. Certain information collected through the use of cookies may be used to serve you more relevant online advertisements by third parties or us. We may, or a third party may, place and recognize a unique cookie to provide you with a customized experience through different digital channels.

Cookies we use include, but are not limited to:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Targeting/advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Our cookies

Cookies we use include, but are not limited to, the list below:

Controlling your cookies

In addition, you can generally inform the web services with which our services integrate (such as social buttons, widgets, and other embedded features or content) that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits to be collected. Enabling “Do Not Track” in your web browser settings is an easy way to accomplish this. The “Do Not Track” recent versions of major browsers support browser settings.

You can also change the way your browser handles cookies. Already existing cookies can be deleted. You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to note that some services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

You can also manage many companies’ cookies used for online advertising via the consumer choice tools created under self-regulation programs in many countries, such as the US-based aboutads.info choices page. You can learn more about cookies at www.aboutads.info/choices