Last Reviewed February 10, 2023
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
- Essential cookies: These are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work.
- Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
- Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
Specifically, we use the following cookies on our website:
- __cfruid: This cookie is set by Cloudflare and is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
- _GRECAPTCHA: This cookie is set by Google reCAPTCHA and is used to prevent spam and abuse on our website.
- _ga: This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
- _gid: This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
- _gat: This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle the request rate.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.