Last updated: August 2, 2018
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer. Cookies record how you move along a website and what you click on. Cookies allow websites to present tailored options based on the information stored about you. Cookies can also be used to analyze site traffic, for marketing, and for advertising (such as Facebook ads). Cookies are used by a large portion of websites.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookies are either persistent cookies or session cookies.
A persistent cookies is stored as a file on your computer. It stays there even after you exit the site. The cookie can be read by the site if you visit it again. This site uses persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
A session cookie only remains on your computer until you close your web browser. They do not collect any personal data.
Cookies are also categorized as strictly necessary, functionality, and performance.
A strictly necessary cookie is one that is essential to allow you to use a site the right way. An example is when you are making a purchase on a website. They do not gather personal information. These cookies cannot be turned off.
A functionality cookie allows a site to remember choices you make. This allows the site to provide extra features tailored for you. The information collected is usually anonymous.
A performance cookie allows the site owner to monitor the site’s statistics, like page views, traffic sources, etc.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS
You can control whether or not you allow cookies. This can be done in your browser settings. The exact process differs by brower. You can choose to block all cookies, block some cookies, or allow all cookies.
If you block cookies, you may not be able to access all parts of certain sites, including this one.