What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie, to develop a record of the user’s online activity. Cookies on this site may be delivered in a first-party or third-party (set by another website) context and may also be set in association with emails you receive from us.

Cookies help us enhance your experience when using the website. They also help us understand how people use our site, such as which pages are most popular, so that we can better serve our site users and members.

Opt-In and Opt-Out

We use the following types of cookies:

Essential

Essential cookies make this website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled, and this website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name Provider Expiry Purpose
__cfduid Constant Contact 1 Month Used to speed up page load times.
JSESSIONID Constant Contact Session Used to monitor website performance.
BIGipServerProdVisitor Constant Contact Session Used to manage sessions on load balanced servers, to ensure user requests are routed consistently to the correct server.
Preference

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Name Provider Expiry Purpose
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Analytic

Analytics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors use their website. The cookies collect anonymous data which is aggregated to show us how the website is being used.

Name Provider Expiry Purpose
_gat Google 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid Google 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_ga Google Session This first party Google Analytics cookie is used to distinguish users when collecting information about page visits. This cookie helps us to identify website areas to be improved and it does not allow us to identify user personally as no personal information or data is tracked.
       
1P_JAR Google 30 days These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.
NID Google 6 months These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests
ANID Google 6 Months These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests
__utmb Google Session Used to track the exact moment in time when a visitor enters this website
__utmz Google 6 Months Used to track where a visitor came from before entering this website
__utma Google 2 Years This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
__utmt Google Session Used to throttle request rate.
__utmc Google Session Used to track the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves this website.
Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is collect information that allows us to evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and provide you with more relevant marketing and advertisements.

Name Provider Expiry Purpose
__stid sharethis 1 Year It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites.
UVC Addthis 1 Year It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites.
__stid sharethis 1 Year It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites.
wd Facebook 1 Week Used by Facebook to improve performance.
datr Facebook 2 Years Identifies the web browser being used to connect to Facebook.
fr Facebook 3 Months Used to track unique browser and user ID for advertising purposes.
sb Facebook 2 Years Used by Facebook to improve friend suggestions
c_user Facebook 3 Months Facebook user login cookie used to deliver adverts more relevant to the user and the users interests.
act Facebook 3 Months This is a Facebook cookie used for their analytics and research

How to Control and Delete Cookies

Many of the cookies used on our website and through emails can be disabled by disabling the cookies through your browser. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser. Disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser. However, you can manually delete cookies through your browser function.

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