Session Cookies vs. Persistent Cookies
Cookies can either be "session Cookies" or "persistent Cookies". Session Cookies are temporary Cookies that are stored on your device while you are visiting my Website, whereas "persistent Cookies" are stored on your device for a period of time after you leave my Website. The length of time a persistent Cookie stays on your device varies from Cookie to Cookie. I use persistent Cookies to store your preferences so that they are available for the next visit, and to keep a more accurate account of how often you visit my Website, how often you return. I also use persistent Cookies to measure the effectiveness of advertising efforts. Through these Cookies, I may collect information about your online activity after you leave my Website.
Third Party Cookies
Some Cookies are placed by a third party on your device and may provide information to me and third parties about your browsing habits (such as your visits to my Website, the pages you have visited and the links and advertisements you have clicked). These Cookies can be used to determine whether certain third party services are being used, to identify your interests, to retarget advertisements to you and to serve advertisements to you that I or others believe are relevant to you. I do not control third party Cookies.
Further information about Cookies can also be found at http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm, https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/, and http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
What types of cookies do I use and for which purposes?
Essential (or "Required") Cookies that help me make the Website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Performance/Analytical Cookies allow me to understand how visitors interact with my Website by collecting and reporting information anonymously, like what pages visitors view on my Website and how long visitors are viewing pages on the Website. Performance/Analytical Cookies also help me measure the performance of my advertising campaigns in order to help me improve my campaigns and the Website’s content for those who engage with my advertising.
Retargeting/Advertising Cookies collect data about your online activity and identify your interests so that I provide advertising that I believe is relevant to you.
You can decide whether or not to accept Cookies. One way you can do this is through your internet browser’s settings. Most browsers have an option for turning off the Cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new Cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allow you to decide on acceptance of each new Cookie in a variety of ways. You can also delete all Cookies that are already on your computer. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some Service and functionalities may not work.
To explore what Cookie setting are available to you, look in the "preferences" or "options" section of your browser’s menu. To find more information about Cookies, including information about how to manage and delete Cookies, please visit https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ or http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.