Cookies play a vital role in enhancing your online experience and personalizing your interactions on websites. A cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer’s hard drive that helps track your navigation through a website. When you revisit a site, the stored information can help tailor your experience according to your previous activities. Beyond personalizing your experience, cookies are also valuable for analyzing website traffic and optimizing advertising and marketing strategies.

Virtually all websites utilize cookies, and they generally do not harm your system. Most browsers allow you to control the types of cookies you accept through your settings. You can choose to block cookies, but this may impact your experience and access to certain website features. By continuing to browse without blocking cookies, you consent to their use.

How We Use Cookies

Cookies help us understand your interaction with our website. We track your usage patterns to gain insights into how you navigate our site. This data informs our efforts to improve our website, products, and services based on your needs and preferences.

Cookies can be categorized into two types:

  • Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies stored only during your active browsing session. Once you close your browser, session cookies are automatically deleted. They typically contain an anonymous session ID, allowing you to navigate the site without needing to log in repeatedly. Session cookies do not collect personal data.
  • Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer even after you close your browser. These cookies can be read by the website that created them during subsequent visits. We use persistent cookies primarily for analytical purposes, such as tracking visitor data through Google Analytics.

Additionally, cookies fall into different categories based on their purpose:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are crucial for website functionality, enabling you to use certain features effectively, such as making purchases. They cannot be turned off, as they are essential for providing the services you request. These cookies do not collect data for marketing purposes or track your internet activity.
  • Performance Cookies: These cookies help us gauge and enhance our website’s performance. They enable us to measure visitor numbers, identify traffic sources, and pinpoint popular sections of our site.
  • Functionality Cookies: Functionality cookies help our website remember your preferences and offer enhanced features. For example, these cookies enable us to deliver news and updates tailored to the services you use. They can also facilitate features such as viewing videos or commenting on blog posts. The data collected through these cookies is typically anonymized.

It’s important to note that third parties, such as advertisers or providers of external services like web traffic analysis, may also use cookies on our website. We have limited control over these cookies, which tend to fall under the categories of analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.