A “cookie” is a small text file that a web server stores in browser software. A browser sends cookies to a server when the browser makes a connection to the server (for example, when requesting a web page from the same domain that created the cookie). The purpose of cookies is to remember the browser over time and distinguish one browser instance (or user) from all others. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to track personal information previously entered by a web user on the Website. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. Cookies can remember login information, preferences, and similar information.
Cookies, as well as other tracking technologies, such as HTML5 local storage, and Local Shared Objects (such as “Flash” cookies), and similar mechanisms, may record information such as a unique identifier, information you enter in a form, IP address, and other categories of data. We may also use web beacons or “pixels,” and in certain circumstances may collect IP address, screen resolution and browser software and operating system types, clickstream patterns, dates and times that our site is accessed, and other categories of data.
If you want to block the use and saving of cookies from the Website on to the computer’s or other electronic device’s hard drive, you should take the necessary steps within your web browser’s settings to block all cookies from the Website and external serving vendors, or use the cookie control system, if available upon first visit, which is available here. Please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, certain parts of our Website may not function correctly. For information on how to disable cookies, refer to your browser’s documentation.