Cookie Notice

Updated: 2016-12-01

This Cookie Notice is part of our Privacy Policy. For more information about us, and how we protect user information, please see our Privacy Policy. We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice at our discretion. When a change is made to this Notice, the effective date will be visible at the top of this page.

In order to provide you with a more personalized and responsive experience, we need to remember and store information about how you use this website. This is done using small text files called “cookies."” Cookies contain small amounts of information and are downloaded to your computer or other device by a server for this website. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to this website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognize you and remember things like your user preferences.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work, including how to block them on all sites or delete them, at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Does this website use cookies and why?

Yes, this website uses cookies.

The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if the cookies are essential to the operation of the website. For all other types of cookies we need your permission to do so.

This website uses both essential and non-essential cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the website is used so that we can improve the website for our users. Without the knowledge we gain from using these cookies, we would not be able to provide the level of service we do.

What types of cookies are used on this website?

This website uses two different types of cookies, Analytic Cookies and Functional Cookies

Analytic Cookies

Analytic Cookies collect data related to a user’s use of the website, including which content a user clicks while browsing the website. This type of cookie helps us analyze how users use the website. We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. The cookie counts the number of users and tells us about a user and their activity on the website– such as the user’s IP address, the typical length of stay on the website or the average number of pages a user views. The information is then transmitted and stored by Google on its’ servers.

Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Functional Cookies

Functional Cookies record information about the choices you have made and allow us to tailor this website to our users. For example, functional cookies allow us to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is anonymized and is not used for any purpose unrelated to this website.

What choices do I have?

This website uses cookies. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Cookie Notice.

If you wish to restrict or disable the use of cookies, you may do so through your web browser. Each web browser offers a way to manage and delete cookies. Please note, depending on your selection, you may not be able to take full advantage of this website. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.

How can I manage third party cookies?

You can opt-out of having your anonymized browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on following links:

Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Managing Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies

If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer and you use some of this website’s audio or video players, Google Analytics may try to store additional cookies on your computer. This type of cookie is known as a Local Shared Object or Flash cookie. This cookie helps analyze the popularity of media files. This cookie can count the total number of times each file is played. Adobe’s website offers tools to control Flash cookies on your computer. These cookies can be controlled manually by visiting the Adobe website. http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.

External web services

We sometimes use external web services on this website to display content within the web pages of this website. In addition, we allow users to share or bookmark webpages through social media sites using buttons located throughout the website. We cannot prevent these external sites from collecting information on your use of this embedded content. Please review the respective terms of use and privacy policies of these sites to understand exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt-out, or delete, such information.

Do Not Track and Browser Controls

Current “Do Not Track” initiatives are not recognized by this website, however, most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all websites. Be aware that any preference you have set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set.

How can I contact you?

Contact us with questions here.