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Types of cookies
Our websites use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies—these are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart, or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies—these allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our websites and to see how visitors move around the websites when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are easily finding what they are looking for.
Functionality cookies—these are used to recognize you when you return to our websites. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies—these cookies record your visits to our websites, the pages you visited, and the links you followed. We will use this information to make our websites and the advertising displayed on them more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. No personally identifiable information is collected by the targeting cookies we use and we only work with trusted advertising partners.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our websites.
For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit All About Cookies.
If you are in the EU and would like to opt out of third-party cookies relating to advertising, visit Your Online Choices.
In the U.S., the Network Advertising Initiative offers a means to opt out of a number of advertising cookies. Visit Network Advertising Initiative to learn more.
Last Updated: October 18, 2021