Cookies are a small text files that websites put on your computer to store information about you and your preferences.
These “cookies” can be divided into 3 types, each of which is outlined below:
Persistent cookies (or saved cookies) remain on your computer after you close Internet Explorer. Websites use them to store information, such as a sign-in name and password so that you don’t have to sign in each time you go to a particular site. Persistent cookies can remain on your computer for days, months, or even years.
First-party cookies come from the website that you’re viewing and can be either persistent or temporary. Websites might use these cookies to store information that they’ll reuse the next time you go to that site.
Third-party cookies come from other websites’ advertisements (such as pop-up or banner ads) on the website that you’re viewing. Websites might use these cookies to track your web use for marketing purposes.
Most web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) are configured to automatically accept cookies. However, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings, including the disabling of cookies at any time. We wish to make you aware, however, that disabling technical/browsing cookies or functional cookies may prevent our website from functioning correctly and/or may not allow you to fully and effectively take advantage of the services we offer.
We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at <the About Cookies website> which offers guidance for all modern browsers.