Cookies. Yummy, scrumptious bites of deliciousness. My favorite is hot, fresh from the oven, gooey chocolate chip cookies. Jim's is hot, just taken from the oven, oatmeal raisin cookie. But these are not the kind of cookies we are chatting about here…
What Is a Cookie
A “cookie is a small piece of information that is kept on your computer's hard drive. This cookie records how you navigate around a website, so that when you come back and visit that website it can offer you specific options tailored to you that are based on the information stored about you from your last visit. Cookies are also used to analyze traffic and they can be used for advertising and marketing purposes.
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Cookies are either:
– Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
– Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. [We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.]
Users may give or refuse consent to cookies upon first visit to our website. The decision expires after 1 month, after which time you will be asked to decide again at your next visit.