Last Updated: April 23, 2019
Cookies are small data files stored in your browser by a website. They transmit information about your use of the site to its operator or to third parties that placed the cookie. Some cookies are "session cookies" that expire when you close your browser, and others are "persistent cookies" that stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them.
Our sites, micro sites and applications may use both session and persistent cookies to enable you to sign in and use our sites, micro sites and applications, store your preferences and settings within them; analyze how they perform, personalize your experience with them, provide interest-based advertising, facilitate social media interaction and for other lawful purposes. We may also use other similar technologies for these purposes, such as web pixels that track browsing activity, social media widgets that facilitate interaction with social media platforms and unique device identifiers. In some cases, these cookies and similar technologies are used by third parties.
The cookies and similar technologies used in our sites and micro sites are as follows:
|Essential||Essential to provide you with services available through our sites and to enable you to use some of their features. We cannot provide the services our users request without them.||None|
|Functionality||Allow our sites to remember the choices you make when you use our sites. Intended to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-select your preferences every time you visit our sites.||None|
|Authentication||Allow you to log into our sites using your Google or Facebook Credentials||None|
|Analytics||Collect information about traffic to our sites, and how our users use them, such as the number of visitors, the websites that referred them, the pages they visited, what time of day they visited, whether they have visited before, what features they used and other similar information. We use this information to help operate and improve our sites.||Google Analytics. Learn more information about Google Analytics cookies here and about how Google protects your data here. You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our sites by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here.|
|Advertising||Used by advertising companies to collect information about how you use our sites and other sites and applications over time. These companies use this information to show you ads they believe will be relevant to you within our sites and elsewhere, and to measure how the ads perform.||None|
|Social Media||Used by social media widgets that enable “like” buttons and allow you to share content within our sites and applications on social media. Your social media platform may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with our sites and applications to your account with them.||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Medium; Please see your social media platform’s privacy policies for more details.|
Disabling cookies. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience on our sites. For example, you may not be able to store preferences in our sites. If you disable cookies, certain features of our website may not work.