Last Updated: May 24, 2018
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Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below.
This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:
Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;
Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies.
Our website will set several types of third-party cookies, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:
Askimet – we use Askimet to block spam comments. It’s a plug-in that blocks suspicious comments (including suspicious IP addresses) so that we don’t have to spend huge chunks of time deleting spam comments. You can view their terms of service right here: https://akismet.com/tos/
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|_ga||Third Party||2 Years||Google Analytics|
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|1P_JAR||Third Party||30 Days||Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes|
|Facebook Pixel||Third Party||90 Days|
|IDE||Third Party||2 Years||Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes|
|NID||Third Party||6 Months||Google preferences cookies. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.|
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|PHPSESSID||Session||Length of Site Visit||Assigns an anonymized ID (session ID) to your browser during your visit to bundle up multiple related requests and assign them to the same session.|
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