Last updated: 23 March 2021
What are cookies?
Mmmmm, you mean like chocolate chip, right? Those gooey balls of sugar fresh from the oven on a cold winter day!
Not quite. A cookie in internet speak is a small piece of text that a web server stores on your computer or mobile device, which your browser can access to serve you relevant content or make the site more useful to you. For example, cookies can store things like your preferred language and time zone in order to make the site and service easier for you to use.
There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiration date (unless deleted by you before then). A session cookie will expire at the end of your session, when the web browser is closed.
Don’t you wish there were such a thing as persistent cookies in your kitchen cabinet?
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What kind of cookies are there?
There are many types of cookies from oatmeal to buttercream. We differentiate between those cookies which are necessary for access and navigation (strictly necessary cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies), track usage (performance cookies), and others that provide you with relevant content (other cookies).
Cookies and similar technologies we use, including web beacons, browser cookies, and pixel tags all share one goal: to offer, measure and improve all aspects of our service to you.
1. Access and security (Strictly Necessary Cookies)
- To recognize your computer when you visit our website and to facilitate logging in
- To protect your security and fight spam
2. Settings (Functionality Cookies)
- To remember details about your browser, site settings and preferences you have specified (e.g. preferred language or time zone);
3. Analytics and research (Performance Cookies)
- To help us understand the way people use our website in order to continue to improve the user experience for all;
4. Personalization (Other Cookies)
- To recommend events and content which may be of particular interest to you;
We do not release any information collected from our own cookies to any third party providers, expect for the service providers assisting in managing cookies.
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What if I’ve had too many cookies?
There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. And, we know you’re seeing these notices everywhere since GDPR took effect.
You can disable the installation of cookies on all web sites by entering the corresponding settings in your browser software (e.g. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Safari). Check out www.allaboutcookies.org.
In order to opt-out of Google Analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Program, available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
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