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Information We Collect Automatically, Use of Cookies and Online Analytics

Cookies are small amounts of data that are sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive or other devices for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with our Services and to assist with marketing efforts.  To support our Services, we or our service providers may use one or more of the following browser cookies for the purposes set below.  You have the option of disabling cookies by accessing the tools provided to you in your Internet options.  However, please note that you may not have full access to our Services if you change your cookies settings to disable them.

  • Analytics and Performance Cookies:  These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Services and how users use our Services.  The information gathered includes the number of visitors to our Services, the websites that referred them to our services, the pages that they visited on our Services, the time of day they visited our Services, whether they have visited our Services before, and other similar information.  This information is aggregated, and does not identify individual users.  We use this information to help us improve how our services work and to gather demographic information.  We use Google Analytics for this purpose.  Google Analytics uses its own cookies.  You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here.  You can find out more about how Google protects your data here. You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to our Services by downloading and installing the browser plugin available through this link.
  • Essential Cookies: These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our Services and to enable you to use some of the features.  For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of our Services and help the content you request to load quickly.  Without these cookies, the functionality that you requested cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with this functionality.
  • Functionality Cookies:  These cookies allow our Services to remember the choices you make when using our Services, such as remembering your login details.  These cookies are used to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences upon each visit to our Services.
  • Social Media Cookies: These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button on our Services, and when you engage with our content through a social media networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • Targeting Cookies:  These cookies are used to deliver relevant ads, track email marketing or ad campaign performance and efficiency.  For example, we and our ad partners may rely on information gleaned through these cookies to serve you ads that may be interesting to you on other websites or to otherwise assist with our marketing or behavioral advertising efforts.  Our ad partners may also place cookies or other tracking technologies on your electronic device to collect information about you.  We may also allow other third parties such as ad networks and ad servers to serve tailored ads to you on our services.  We sometimes provide our user information, such as email addresses to service providers who may “match” this information in de-identified form to cookies (or mobile ad identifiers) in order to provide you with more relevant ads when you visit other websites and mobile applications.

We neither have access to, nor does this privacy policy govern, the use of cookies or other tracking devices you use to access our services by these non-affiliated third parties. If you are interested in more information about targeted browser advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your electronic device, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiatives Consumer Opt-Out link or the “Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out” link. The Digital Advertising Alliance also offers a tool for opting out of the collection of cross-app data on a mobile device for interest-based advertising. To exercise choices for the companies participating in this tool, download the AppChoices App here. We do not control these opt-out links or whether any particular company chooses to participate in these opt-out programs. We are not responsible for any choices you make regarding these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.