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The two main categories of cookies used are: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are created temporarily in your browsers subfolder when you visit a website. They only last for as long as the session and are deleted when you leave. Persistent cookies remain in your browser’s subfolder but are reactivated when you revisit the website that placed them so you can be recognized on your return.
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You have choices over whether to accept or decline cookies on our Site, however, if you reject cookies, certain features or resources of our Site may not work properly or at all and you may experience some loss of convenience.
You can adjust your cookie preferences using your settings HERE or by adjusting the settings in your browser.
Although most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, you may reset your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Most browsers offer instructions on how to do so in the “Help” section of the toolbar. Some typical browsers and their help pages are listed below:
You can find more information about Google Analytics and how to reject or delete these cookies at: www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.
For more detailed information on how to manage cookies and cookie preferences in your browser, we recommend that you visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Last updated and effective: January 8,2021