A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is saved in your browser. They allow websites to recognize browsers that make subsequent requests and to store website settings within the web browser. This in turn allows websites to remember user preferences, to enable users to securely log into secure areas and to create reports on which pages are popular, so that the website can be improved.
Cookies may be stored directly by a website that you visit (“first-party cookies”) or by third-party services that the website your visit depends upon (“third-party cookies”).
You block cookies 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.
Most web browser settings are configured by default to accept both first-party cookies and third party cookies. However, you can adjust those settings to decide for yourself which cookies to accept or reject. You can also manually delete all cookies currently stored. Note however, that deleting or deactivating types of cookies will likely prevent a great many of the world’s websites from operating correctly (including ours). Cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. We recommend that, for the highest functionality of our website, you accept the default configuration of your web browser.