Refusing cookies and further information
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What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that many websites automatically download to a user’s computer or other device when they browse online. Cookies are primarily used to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior data. This information is typically used to track visitor use of a website, improve the functionality of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve the user experience for you. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites.
Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the website).
What types of cookies will the Site use and for what purposes?
Performance cookies. We make use of analytic cookies to analyze how our visitors use our Site and to monitor our Site’s performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or Site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the Site. The information collected by these cookies is not associated with the personal information you manually provide to us when you use the Site (such as name and contact information).
Use of IP addresses and web logs
We may also use your IP address and browser type to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site and to improve the services we offer to you. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on the Internet. Your IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information such as the domain you are coming from (e.g. google.com). This type of IP lookups can be used to understand the flow of traffic to our Site.
Third party cookies and analytics