A cookie is a simple text file that is placed or stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. When you visit a website, the webserver will send such file to your browser.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’)
Use of the Cookie function by the customer can help our website provide information which is more accurate and more convenient services when the customer visits the website.
Cookies are usually classified into “Session” cookie or “Persistent” cookie. Session cookies can help you effectively browse our site, track your page browsing progress, so you are not asked to provide repeated information during your visit. For example, your preferred language will not be cleared when you change pages. Session cookies are stored in the temporary memory and deleted when the Web browser is closed. Persistent cookies can keep user preferences so that your preferences are still valid when you restart the browser. For example, we use persistent cookies to record the language, country/region, font size, or other settings that you selected. When you visit our website the next time, you do not need to set again.
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|Preferences||When you are signed in to your account, cookies help us display the correct information and personalize your experience, by providing you with features, insights, and customized content. They can also help you fill out forms more easily, e.g., RFI forms.
Loss of the information stored in a preference cookie may make the Site experience less functional, but should not prevent it from working.
|Session State||We collect information about how our Users and Members use and interact with the Site. This may include the pages Members visit most often and when and where Members get error messages. We use these “session state cookies” to help us improve our Site and Services.
Blocking or deleting these cookies will not prevent the Site from working.
|Analytics||These cookies help us learn how our Site performs in different locations.
- How to Control Cookies
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device to be intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although cookies are generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests using your browser history. If you prefer, you may choose to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you should be aware that you might lose some functions of the website.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by both our main and this Site, or any other site, you can do so through your browser setting. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should explain how. Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your machine.