Last Updated: May 03, 2022
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small data file that is downloaded and stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device (normally under your browser’s file directory) when you visit one of our websites or allow our website(s) to recognize your device. Cookies may be set by us (“first party cookies”) or by other companies (“third party cookies" such as cookies from Adobe Analytics, Disqus, and Knotch). When you return to our websites, or access other web pages within one of our websites you are visiting, your web browser will send the information stored in the cookie to us or to the third party that set the cookie. For more information explaining cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Various cookies may be used on our websites for a variety of purposes:
How Long are Cookies Stored?
- Browser Setting. Your browser likely supports a variety of settings to control the cookies that are set on your computer or device and to delete cookies. These settings are typically found under the “Tools”, “Settings”, or “Options” menus. You can also check the “help” menu of your browser to learn how to change the cookie preferences through your browser settings. Note that you will need to manage the settings for each browser you use and on each device you use. Further information from several popular browsers can be found at the following sites:
- Online Tools. Our website provides you the ability to manage cookies directly via “Cookie Settings,” which you can find at the bottom of our websites. Some third parties also allow you to manage advertising cookies through online tools such as Network Advertising Initiative, Digital Advertising Alliance, and Your Online Choices.
- Browser Extensions. Some third parties have created software that can be added to your web browser to manage their cookies such as Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, and Ghostery.
Please note that while you are free to decline non-essential cookies, your user experience with our websites may be negatively impacted. Our reference to any third party or their software or services is not our endorsement of such third party or their products and services, and we disclaim any liability for the use or operation of any third-party software or services.