Last Updated: January 5, 2015
1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. For example, they can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering your user preferences).
2. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to the Website in order to facilitate our log-in process (if applicable) and enable you to move around it and to use its features. Without these cookies, we may not be able to provide certain services or features, and the Website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. Strictly necessary cookies on this Website may include:
|Cookie Name||Further information|
|wordpress_test_cookie||When you log into the Website as a user, this test cookie is set to test if your browser is set properly to allow cookies, which is required by the software that runs the Website.|
|wordpress_logged_in_[random-hash]||After login, the software that runs the Website sets this cookie, which indicates when you are logged in and tells the Website which user you are from our database. This cookie is required and automatically added by the software that runs the Website.|
|w3tc_logged_out||This cookie is required and automatically added by the software that runs the Website.|
|wfvt_[random-hash]||This cookie is required and automatically added by the software that runs the Website.|
In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing the Website and to provide enhanced and more personalized content and features, such as customizing a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog. In order to permit your connection to the Website, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Website from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device (“UDID”), geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device. All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Website.
We and our service providers may use analytics cookies, which are sometimes called performance cookies, to collect information about your use of the Website and enable us to improve the way it works. Analytics cookies collect information about how you use the Website, for instance, which pages you go to most. The information allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Website, help us record any difficulties you have with the Website, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. Analytics cookies on this Website may include:
|Cookie Name||Further information, including how to opt out|
Social Networking Cookies
These social plug-in tracking cookies can be used to track both members and non-members of social networks for “additional” purposes, such as behavioral advertising, analytics, and market research.
|Cookie Name||Further information|
In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Website. For example, we use analytics services supported by third party companies who generate analytics cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes described above. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf.
Third-party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on our Website or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information, which may be combined with other information acquired from third parties, may be used by them to serve advertisements on our Website and third party sites that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed.
Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to track aggregate usage statistics.
We may not control these third-party cookies and their use may be governed by the privacy policies of the third parties employing these cookies. To learn about these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website.
For more information about third-party advertising on the Website, see the section on delivering advertising in the Privacy Statement. You can also learn more about controlling cookies in Section 4 below.
4. HOW CAN YOU CONTROL COOKIES?
Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all cookies some features of the Website may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available through the Website. Analytics cookies can also be managed via the following links:
- Google Analytics: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
5. How do we respond to dnt (“Do Not Track”) Browser Signals?
In compliance with California AB 370, Section 22575, we have a responsibility to inform you that the Website does not take any specific automated action in response to browser Do Not Track signals or other similar mechanisms (collectively, “DNT signals”). As specified in Sections 2 and 4 above, there are actions which you can take to restrict or eliminate the use of tracking technologies within the Website; however, no actions are taken automatically in response to DNT signals.