Similar to other commercial websites, this website utilizes standard technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how this website is used. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website, among other things, which are described below. These small pieces of data are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive.
Since many websites rely on cookies and/or other tracking tools to help tailor a user’s experience, most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept them. You can disable cookies or other types of tracking tools through your computer or device’s Internet browser settings. However, some parts of this website may not operate correctly if you disable cookies. You should check your Internet browser settings if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.
There are many different types of cookies and uses of data collected by them. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of website visits, the pages viewed, time spent on our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website.
For example, this website may place temporary “session” cookies on your computer or device to help us confirm who you are and to help you navigate the website during your visits. These session cookies will be deleted automatically when you close your website browsing session. The information collected via session cookies is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
We may use services hosted by third parties, such as Google Analytics, to collect information about how users use our site, allowing us to compile reports and improve its functionality. Some third party services collect aggregated non-personal information, such as the information sent by a browser as part of a web page request, IP addresses, time and duration of website visits, and/or how you found our website, such as via a search engine or social media.
Other third party services may also combine the personal information you provide us (such as your email address) with cookies or other website tracking mechanisms. These services may be used to gather information, allowing us to provide you with more information about products or services in which you might be interested. When you submit personal information (such as your name or email address) on the site, we will ask if you agree to us using it to market and advertise our products and services.
“Do Not Track” and tracking protection
Some newer Internet browsers have incorporated Do Not Track features, and when turned on, they send a signal to the websites you visit, telling the website that you do not want to be tracked while browsing. Websites differ in how they respond to these Do Not Track signals, as there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret the Do Not Track signal. Because of this lack of clarity, our website does not respond to the browser Do Not Track signal. Thus, most cookies will continue to be stored until you choose to delete them.