What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored by the browser on your computer or mobile device. The cookie can be read by the company that placed it there so that the browser in use on that device can be recognized. Cookies may provide “aggregate data”, that is, data that counts how many visitors engage in certain actions. They can be read as unique but not identify you as an individual or, in case of registration cookies, can be associated with data that does identify you.
Performance cookies, often called analytics cookies, collect data from visitors to our sites on a unique but anonymous basis. The results are reported to us as aggregate numbers and trends. We rely on the reports to understand our audiences generally and improve how our websites work.
Turning off cookies
All modern browsers allow you to turn off cookies or stop accepting cookies. You can usually find the settings to do so in the “options” or “preferences” menu of the browser on your device or you can use the “Help” option for more details. Please remember that turning off some cookies may result in our sites not working as intended.
If you are primarily concerned with third party advertising platforms, including those that track your browser across unrelated websites, please visit:
• Network Advertising Initiative – https://www.networkadvertising.org/
• For more information and options for turning off targeting – http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
• The Digital Advertising Alliance opt out page at – http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
• The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page – http://www.youronlinechoices.eu.