Cookies:

cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Use of cookies is industry standard and information contained in cookies will enhance your experience on the website. Cookies can store non-personally identifiable information, such as what web sites, pages, or advertisements your browser has accessed and may be tied to the personal information you knowingly choose to provide to us. Cookies help establish a user session and allow our web servers to correctly provide website users with the appropriate information and services.

We may use two types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies – to enable us to collect aggregate information on the usage patterns of the website, such as what areas of the site are visited most often, so that we can tailor the site to user preferences. Session cookies exist only for as long as your Internet browser remains open. When the session ends, the Internet browser is closed and the cookies go away. Persistent cookies, in contrast, last from visit to visit. Persistent cookies are saved on a visitor’s computer by the Internet browser and do not go away when you exit your Internet browser. It is recommended that a user clears, or deletes, cookies and other user-related information in the browser when not needed.

You have control over cookies. Most Internet browsers can be set to refuse to accept cookies, although this may affect your experience when using our website. You can also erase cookies that are already on your computer, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Internet browser instructions or “help” screen to learn more about these functions. If you choose to have your Internet browser refuse cookies our website may not function properly for you. When a search is performed, the web site may use a small number of cookies during each visit, some of which may be stored permanently on your computer. A standard acceptance dialogue box will appear on the site, and your acceptance here will constitute acceptance of receipt of the cookies.