Effective date January 1, 2020
Last updated September 1, 2020
What Are Cookies?
A cookie (also called “web cookie,” “Internet cookie,” “browser cookie,” or simply “cookie”) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to anonymously track a user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember specific pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers (from Wikipedia).
A cookie can be a “persistent cookie,” meaning it is used over multiple visits to the Site or a “session cookie,” meaning it is used for one user’s visit to the Site.
When you use and access the Site, we may place cookies in your web browser.
- to enable certain functions of the Site;
- to enable our analytics and traffic reporting tools; and
- to provide other technical functions or requirements.
The cookies we use fall into three main categories:
- Necessary: cookies essential to the operation of the Site;
- Analytics: cookies measuring and recording site traffic anonymously; and
- Marketing: cookies used to track individual visitor activity.
What Are Your Choices Regarding Cookies?
Note that if you opt out of allowing cookies from the Site, you may not be able to use all of the Site’s features and some of the Site’s pages may not display properly.
Cookies Used by the Site
Necessary Cookies (first party)
Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.
Used in context with the website’s WordPress theme. The cookie allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time.
Statistics Cookies (first party)
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
A few seconds
This cookie is set by the Clicky web analytics service from Roxr Software. The cookie contains a random unique user identifier that is generated the first time someone visits a web site using the Clicky software. Its purpose is to identify new and unique visitors to a web site. The value of this cookie will also be set as a third party cookie with the name of cluid if such a cookie does not exist.
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customizable by website owners.
Statistics Cookies (third party)
Registers statistical data on users’ behavior on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.
Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.
Marketing Cookies (first party)
This cookie is used to make the tracking more efficient for the website – the cookie sets cookies or trackers to only run on the initial page of a website, which makes the tracking process more efficient for the website