Cookies and how we use them
To improve site security by “authenticating” you (i.e., verify that you are who you say you are) when you sign-in to our site.
To keep track of your specified preferences such as language, time zone and timeouts after periods of inactivity.
To allow you to navigate our sites more easily by “remembering” your identity so that you do not have to input your password multiple times as you move between pages or services.
To conduct research and analytics to improve our Web sites and our products and services. This includes compiling statistical information concerning, among other things, the frequency of your use of our Web sites, the pages visited and the length of each visit.
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer.
Some of our websites employ “functionality cookies” that help the site remember your settings and preferences for use when you visit the site in the future. This provides a more tailored and pleasant user experience.
These cookies store information in multiple places. On those sites using functionality cookies, you will find a “Delete Cookies” feature on every page that will allow you to delete these cookies completely from your device.
To learn more about what cookies are set on your computer as you browse the Web and how to manage or delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org