Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Sites or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Sites more useful to you.
The period during which a cookie is stored on the device you are browsing with depends on whether it is a "persistent" or a "session" cookie. Session cookies are only stored on a device until the web browser is closed. Permanent cookies remain on the device after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.
When you use and access the Sites, we place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
We use both session cookies on the Sites and we use different types of cookies to run the Sites:
Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Sites.
Functionality cookies. We use these cookies to recognize you across the Sites. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences.
Analytics cookies. We use analytics cookies to track information about how the Sites are used so that we can make improvements (for example, to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it).
We do not:
In addition to the cookies we deliver to your device through the Sites, certain third parties may deliver cookies to you for a variety of reasons.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our Website. To learn more about Google Analytics, click here. If you do not want information about your visit to the Sites sent to Google Analytics, you may download an Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here. Please note that the Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to eCHECKUP TO GO.
You have choices about the collection of information by third parties through our Sites. In addition to any opt-out features available through the third party websites above, if you would like to opt out of having participating entities collect your online behavior for advertising purposes when you are browsing our websites, click here for a US-based “Website Opt Out” and here for the EU-based Your Online Choices. You will be directed to industry-developed websites that allow you to choose whether each listed entity may collect and use data for interest-based advertising purposes. It may be that some of the third parties that collect interest-based information through the Sites do not participate in the Website Opt Out or Your Online Choices, in which case the best way to avoid third party tracking of your online behaviors may be through your browser settings and deletion of cookies.
The Website Opt Out described above works only on websites. To opt out of having participating entities track your behaviors for advertising purposes when you are using mobile apps, download and use the Digital Advertising Alliance’s "App Choices" app. As with the Website Opt Out, the “Mobile App Opt Out” prevents tracking only by participating entities.
Please note that the Website Opt Out and Mobile App Opt Out are device specific. If you wish to opt-out from having interest-based information collected by participating entities across all devices, you need take the steps outlined above for each device
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
You can learn more about cookies and online advertising more generally through the following third-party websites: